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  • The CEO must apply personally!
  • Innovative entrepreneur profile
  • Innovative, future-oriented product or service concept
  • Formation of an AG (PLC) or GmbH (LLC) based in Switzerland to realize and market the project
  • Full-time involvement of the company CEO
  • Residence in Switzerland
  • Usually not older than 45

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.