The Swiss Economic Award is the most important young entrepreneur prize in Switzerland. The coveted award honours outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in the three categories of services, high-tech/biotech and production/trade & industry. In a multi-stage judging process, around 18 companies are selected from the applicants for the expert visit. After visiting these companies, three candidates per category are selected by the experts for the final round. The finalists then appear at the Swiss Economic Forum before representatives of the Swiss business, scientific and political communities.