Winner 2016

 


 

Doppelleu Brauwerkstatt AG

Internal Page:

Jörg Schönberg (Vertriebsleiter), Philip Bucher (Geschäftsführer)



Foundation 2012
Employees
27
Turnover
n.i.

Bcomp AG

Internal Page:

Cyrille Boinay (Leiter Märkte), Dr. Christian Fischer (Leiter Produktion)


Foundation 2011
Employees 8
Turnover n.i.

The Nail Company Sarl

Internal Page:

Florence Stumpe (COO), Daniel Stumpe (CEO)


Foundation 2010
Employees 60
Turnover n.i.

Winner 2015

 


 

Luma Beef GmbH

Internal Page:

Marco Tessaro (CEO), Lucas Oechslin (CEO)



Foundation 2010
Employees 8
Turnover n.i.

PIQUR Therapeutics AG

Internal Page:

Gaudenz von Capeller (CFO), Dr. Vladimir Cmiljanovic (CEO), Prof. Dr. Richard Herrmann (CMO)

Foundation 2011
Employees 15
Turnover n.i.

iNovitas AG

Internal Page:

Christian Meier (CEO), Dr. Hannes Eugster (CTO)



Foundation 2011
Employees 18
Turnover CHF 3 million

Winner 2014

 


 

ON AG

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David Allemann, Olivier Bernhard, Caspar Coppetti (all founders), Martin Hoffmann (CFO), Marc Maurer (Head of Operations)

Foundation 2010
Employees 40
Turnover n.i.

OPTOTUNE AG

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Dr. Manuel Aschwanden (co-founder/CEO), David Niederer (co-founder/VP R&D), Mark Blum (co-founder/VP R&D)

Foundation 2008
Employees 40
Turnover n.i.

JOIZ AG

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Alexander Mazzara (co-founder/CEO), Dominik Stroppel (co-founder/COO)
 

Foundation 2009
Employees 129
Turnover n.i.

   
 
 

 
   
   
 

 

Finalists 2016

 


 

Production/Trade & Industry



 




Doppelleu Brauwerkstatt AG

Internal Page:

Jörg Schönberg (Vertriebsleiter), Philip Bucher (Geschäftsführer)



Foundation 2012
Employees
27
Turnover
n.i.

NEEO AG

Internal Page:

Raphael Oberholzer (CEO), Olivia Steiner (Community Manager), Oliver Studer (CTO)


Foundation 2014
Employees 20
Turnover n.i.

Swiss Eyewear Group (International) AG

Internal Page:

Jerry Dreifuss (CEO)



Foundation 2013
Employees 23
Turnover n.i.

High-tech/Biotech



 

Abionic SA

Internal Page:

Boris Iseli (CFO), Dr. Iwan Märki (CTO), Dr. Nicolas Durand (CEO)


Foundation 2010
Employees 15
Turnover n.i.

Bcomp AG

Internal Page:

Cyrille Boinay (Leiter Märkte), Dr. Christian Fischer (Leiter Produktion)


Foundation 2011
Employees 8
Turnover n.i.

Securosys SA

Internal Page:

Marcel Dasen (VP Engineering), Dr. Robert Rogenmoser (CEO),
Dr. Andreas Curiger (CTO/CSO)

Foundation 2014
Employees 12
Turnover n.i.

Services



 

eSMART Technologies AG

Internal Page:

Laurent Fabre (COO), Fabrizio Lo Conte (CEO), Jérôme Ramelet (Sales Director)

Foundation 2011
Employees 10
Turnover CHF 1.5 Mio (2016)

ServiceHunter AG

Internal Page:

Philipp Dick (CEO), Daniel Moser (CTO & VRP)


Foundation 2010
Employees 14
Turnover n.i.

The Nail Company Sarl

Internal Page:

Florence Stumpe (COO), Daniel Stumpe (CEO)


Foundation 2010
Employees 60
Turnover n.i.

 

SEF.Award 2016

 

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THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIZE FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN SWITZERLAND

The Swiss Economic Award has been singling out exceptional start-ups on an annual basis since 1999. Together with our partners we fund its prizes with the aim of fostering Switzerland's entrepreneurial spirit and next generation of business entrepreneurs. The prizewinning start-ups act as exemplars and motivators, encouraging other potential young entrepreneurs to venture towards independence.
The prize-giving ceremony always takes place during the Swiss Economic Forum in Interlaken. The winners are honoured on the main stage in front of 1350 decision-makers from business, politics, science and the media.

The benefits of winning

The winners of the Swiss Economic Award are given the high-quality award trophy, designed by Mario Tronza, Creaholic SA, as a symbol of their achievements. In addition, they receive a package of other one-time benefits, including:

• Substantial feedback from qualified experts

• Prize money of CHF 75,000

• Invitation to the Swiss Economic Forum 2016

• Wide exposure in the national media, with an enormous increase in recognition

• Prize award at the Swiss Economic Forum in front of 1,350 decision-makers from the world of business,
   shown live on the Swiss TV channel SRF with more than 200,000 people watching

• Professionally made video portrait

• The possibility to participate more easily in the Growth initiative «Growth for SMEs» with new
   opportunities for reviewing strategy and financing www.sef4kmu.ch

• Opportunity for membership in SEF.Alumni, the network for all entrepreneurs
   who have been winners or finalists  

Ten minutes for a successful future!

Seize the opportunity and apply now for Switzerland’s most important prize for young entrepreneurs on the online platform.

It only takes 10 minutes to apply for the first level.

Procedure and deadlines

Applying for the Swiss Economic Award is a two-stage process. The achievements of the start-up company are given an overall assessment in a three-stage, high-quality selection process.

until 31 January 2016: Application first level
Registration on the user-friendly online platform. It takes about 10 minutes to register.

until beginning of February 2016: Evaluation of applications
Experts evaluate all applications and select the 100 best companies for the next round (second level).

until 29 February 2016: Application second level
Completion of the expanded questionnaire and submission of dossier

15-16 March 2016: Preliminary jury
The 15 best start-ups are nominated

21-24 March 2016: Visit by experts
The three finalists for each category are selected

21-22 April 2016: Main jury
Final presentation and voting on winners

10 June 2016: Award ceremony
at the Swiss Economic Forum in Interlaken carried live on SRF

 

Terms & conditions of entry

Each year a stellar jury bestows the coveted Swiss Economic Award in three categories:

• Services

• High-tech / Biotech

• Production/Trade & Industry


All start-up companies with their head office in Switzerland and that were founded after 1 January 2010, or that were taken over through an MBO or MBI, may participate in the 2016 contest. If your start-up is enjoying above-average growth or if you are making a strong impact on your industry through innovation and creativity and have a vast future potential, you should definitely apply for the Swiss Economic Award in one of the three categories.
 

Categories

The Swiss Economic Award bestows prizes in the following three categories:

Services
Switzerland's services sector is gaining in importance year by year. Making a mark in the marketplace calls for high quality and clear differentiation. We single out start-ups that successfully implement these key success factors.

High-tech/Biotech
Exports of high-tech and biotechnology are set to become increasingly important for the Swiss economy. As a country with a proud history of research and development, Switzerland can and must play to its strengths. We single out nascent companies that consciously and successfully venture down this route.

Manufacturing/Trade
Makers of, or dealers in, tangible products often exhibit outstanding entrepreneurial acumen. Ingenious solutions and products demonstrating reliability, precision, user-friendliness and value for money do not come from nowhere. We deliberately single out young talent – for the success of tomorrow.

SQS-certified judging process

The quality of the three-stage assessment and judging process for the Swiss Economic Award is outstanding. It is certified by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS). The success rate since 1999 of the 38 companies that have won the prize is 97%. The winners have created a total of more than 2,050 jobs, and they generate annual sales of over CHF 2 billion.

FAQ

How long does it take to submit the application?
The online application for the first level will take you around ten minutes. You can expect the compilation of a dossier for the jury at the second level to take around two hours.

What is the prize money?
The total prize money is CHF 75,000. The winners in the three categories each receive CHF 25,000.

How do I stand to benefit from the Award?
The enormous benefit is the national media presence, the access to investors and financial backers, and the hugely motivating aspect for the entire team. The Award is also an ideal instrument for attracting and recruiting good people.

Does the award bring me any long-term benefits too?
SEF.Alumni has been created as an interesting network of over 60 highly successful entrepreneurs, membership of which is open only to Swiss Economic Award winners and finalists. Membership is a sure way to find new business opportunities and a framework for intensive cross-industry knowledge exchange.

 
 
 
 

 

Jury


Mainjury

A distinguished principal jury chaired by Ms. Carolina Müller-Möhl is appointed to select the winners.








 
   

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Carolina Müller-Möhl

Chair of the jury

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Dr. Thomas Bähler

Secretary of the jury,
Partner at Kellerhals Carrard /
Swiss Economic Forum

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Heliane Canepa

Entrepreneur
 

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Veit Dengler

CEO NZZ Management AG
 
 

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Morten Hannesbo

CEO
AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG
 

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Thomas Landolt

Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung
IBM Schweiz AG

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Dr. Felix Mayer

Co-CEO
Sensirion AG

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Severin Moser

CEO
Allianz Suisse
 

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Christine Novakovic

Head Corporate & Institutional Clients and Investment Bank Switzerland, UBS

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Andreas Rickenbacher

Councillor, Head of Economic Affairs of Canton Bern

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Kurt Rohrbach

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, BKW AG

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Nicola Thibaudeau

CEO Micro Precision Systems AG
 
 

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Prof. Dr.
Hans Peter Wehrli

Chair in Marketing
University of Zurich

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Dr. Marcel Widrig

Partner PwC Schweiz
 
 

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Roger
Wüthrich-Hasenböhler

Head of SME
Member of the Group Executive Board Swisscom Ltd

 




SEF-AWARD Experts

All applications received are analysed by a jury of experts and evaluated on the basis of the rating criteria. Following the visit by the experts three start-up companies per category are nominated for the final.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dr. Peter Balsiger

Businessman and investor

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Dr. Thomas Bähler

Secretary of the jury
Partner at Kellerhals Attorneys at Law/Swiss Economic Forum

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Stefan Bingisser

Relationship Manager Multinationals
UBS AG

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Dr. Bettina Ernst

CEO Preclin Biosystems AG
 
 

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Dr. Alban Fischer

Deputy Director
Institut für Geistiges Eigentum

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Thomas Frutiger

Co-proprietor, Board Delegate, Frutiger AG

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Kurt Infeld

Senior Strategy Analyst
Group Strategy & Business Development Swisscom AG

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Rolf Johner

Partner, Certified Auditor
PwC
 

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Theodor Nyfeler

Deputy Head of the Patent Department, Head of Patent and Technology Research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

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Claus Niedermann

SME Expert
 
 
 
 

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Martin Schweikert

Head of Communication and Marketing, BKW AG
 
 
 

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Bruno Spicher

Head of Corporate Business
Allianz Suisse
 
 
 

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Adrian Turtschi

Head of Science and Technology
armasuisse Science & Technology
 
 
   
 

 


 




















 

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