APPLICATION STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2020

WHY APPLY?

HOW TO APPLY

Our application platform for the 2021 W.A. de Vigier Awards opens on October 1, 2020. So mark this in your calendar and come back! You will be able to apply in German, English or French.

FAQ

All entrepreneurs must apply personally and:

  • are able to present an innovative, future-oriented product or service concept
  • are dedicated to their project full time
  • have already or are about to establish a Switzerland-based company
  • have their registered residence in Switzerland
  • are (usually) not older than 45 years

We are going to evaluate:

  • Founder and entrepreneur profile
  • Innovative character
  • Overall relevance in society; the degree to which it satisfies an existing need
  • Feasibility of the project’s realisation from a
    • technical standpoint
    • financial standpoint
  • Chances of success on the market
    • size of the potential market
    • number of jobs created
  • Market competitiveness

The Selection Day Top 60 takes place at Palais Besenval in Solothurn. Most of the other assessments, preparations and the Award Ceremony are taking place at the de Vigier Sommerhaus in Solothurn.