As a respected entrepreneur in Switzerland, Mike Baur has continued to offer support to upcoming entrepreneurs in the country. His career in entrepreneurship began in 2014 after he left a career in banking, a move many thought was not so wise. His dream to become a successful entrepreneur gave him the drive to move into the world of entrepreneurship with a lot of energy, and when he made that decision in 2014, he came up with an idea to build an incubation facility where young entrepreneurs would submit their ideas for incubation.
The Swiss Startup Factory has been ranked as the most notable incubation facility in Switzerland due to its key role in supporting young talent and ensuring aspiring entrepreneurs get the support they need to make their dreams a reality. Before Mike Baur reached this decision, he was working as a banker in a career that was at the peak of success.
As a young boy growing up in Fribourg, Mike Baur had aspirations to become a banker. He admired the career and thought he would do well if he pursued banking, and this is the motivation that led him to choose a business course when he joined Rochester University. Upon graduating in 1991, he applied for a job at the Union Bank of Switzerland, and as a measure to gauge his skills, the bank offered him an opportunity to work as an apprentice. Few months after working under these terms, his talent was spotted and he got employed.
Mike Baur worked with the bank for more than 15 years. He left in 2008 to find new opportunities and just weeks after this decision, he was employed by Clariden Leu to hold a high-ranking position. Mike worked with Clariden Leu for about six years before he finally decided to leave banking altogether. Although his career was at the peak of its success, he decided to leave to try his hand in entrepreneurship.
His first step was investing in startups, but this did not seem as efficient as an approach, so he launched the Swiss Startup Factory, which ran a program for mentoring talented startups. Through the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur has given many startups an opportunity to rise, and due to his contribution to supporting these entrepreneurs, he is regarded as one of the most successful entrepreneurs and a supporter of the growth of entrepreneurship in the country.
JHSF is a notorious leading Brazilian high revenue real estate firm. Due to JHSF’s results, it has taken the spotlight in the commercial incorporation market and also in the residential incorporation markets, development and management of shopping centers, development of luxury hotels and even an executive international airport.
JHSF was founded in 1972 and was a media highlight because of it’s its ability to identify new possible business opportunities in many different markets. Due to JHSF being the first company in their area, having innovation, courage, quality and also being able to come up with sustainable solutions in their area of business and projects as well, it can be said that all this has become part of the JHFS essence.
JHSF maintains great business in Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo, which are considered to be important and strategic Brazilian cities for business. JHSF is divided into 4 business units:
- Fasano Hotels & Restaurants
- Executive Airport
Due to the fact that there are many other mature real estate markets in the world, JHSF predicted significant market changes and therefore made changes in their business strategy by transitioning to the recurring revenue market. Over the last few years, JHSF has maintained their dedication to focusing on the implementation of projects with the scope of developing and managing shopping centers and even luxury hotels. A custom project is the Catarina Integrated Urban Development (Empreendimento Urbanístico Integrado Catarina) which englobes the first phase of the Catarina Executive Airport (Aeroporto Executivo Catarina) and the Catarina Fashion Outlet as well. JHSF has been able to achieve great revenue results in the recurring revenue market.
José Auriemo Neto was the executive president of JHSF as from 2003 to 2014. He was succeeded by Eduardo Camara over a planned and cooperative two-year transition period. José Auriemo Neto still holds the position of president of the administrative council. He has been leading the administrative council since 2011.
José Auriemo Neto currently defends JHFS’s interests in the areas of office buildings, hotels, and public developments as well. He manages the company’s complete portfolio, with locations such as Cidade Jardim shopping mall complex, the Bela Vista in Salvador, Metrô Tucuruvi in São Paulo, and also the Ponta Negra shopping center in Manaus. JHSF is currently working on 2 developments in São Paulo.