The Swiss Economic Award is the most important award for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Since 1999, the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) annually honors outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in the categories "Services", "Hightech/Biotech" and "Production/Trade". The jury, headed by Monika Ribar, honors companies with innovative strength, creativity and great future potential. Eligible to participate are Swiss start-up companies founded after 1 January 2014.
With the SQS-certified Swiss Economic Award, the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) and its partners promote entrepreneurial ideas and young business talents in Switzerland.
Prize money and network
The winners of the Swiss Economic Award benefit from a unique service package: in addition to the prize money of CHF 25,000 each, they receive sound expert feedback, valuable media presence, access to the unique SEF network and easier admission to the SEF4SME growth initiative.
The 9 finalists will perform at the SEF.2020 in front of 1350 leaders of the Swiss economy with their pitches to win the prize in their category.