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 three to four 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
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.
SQS-certified judging process
The assessment and judging process for the Swiss Economic Award is tested and validated every year by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS). The selection process has proven its worth since 1999. Of the 44 companies honoured so far, 91 percent have launched on to the market successfully and have a combined turnover of more than CHF 2 billion.