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Sign up to the Swiss Economic Award 2015

The Swiss Economic Award is a price for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland, which is awarded annually at the Swiss Economic Forum. In addition to winning the cash prize of CHF 75,000, the winner will benefit from great feedback on their company and the possibility of a broad communication campaign in the Swiss national media. Young Swiss entrepreneurs can apply by electronic application on the platform until 30 January 2015.


Since 1999 outstanding startups are awarded the Swiss Economic Award. The prize is awarded annually at the Swiss Economic Forum to three companies in the categories of Production / Commercial, high-tech / biotech and services. The winners receive a great benefits package from money over feedback until a marketing campaigned.

A two-step application procedure

The first application round is open until the 30 January 2015. After this, experts evaluate all electronically uploaded applications. The 100 best companies enter the second application round and must submit a complete dossier until 28 February 2015.

A jury of experts analyzes and evaluates the 100 application files based on defined evaluation criteria. Now three companies per category are selected for the final. These nine finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea in front of 1,300 guests out of business sector and politics. The three winners will be selected and awarded by a main jury lead by Carolina Müller- Möhl (VRP Müller- Möhl Group) .

Terms and conditions

Participation is open to all young entrepreneurs based in Switzerland, founded after January 1, 2009, or were taken over after that date in a MBO or MBI. For more information about the award or the composition of the board of experts and the final jury panel check out the website of the Swiss Economic Forum.


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