Swiss Economic Award 2018

An experienced jury of experts has selected 15 outstanding young companies from over 200 applicants to present their business ideas at Campus Day in Zurich. The jury and participants can select the nine finalists who will compete for the Swiss Economic Award 2018 at SEF 2018.

The Swiss Economic Forum presents the Swiss Economic Award 2018

Le Bijou convinces with its concept and achieves an excellent ranking among the top 5 in the service sector

For the second time, the Campus Day is being held, at which the 15 best young companies can present themselves in the form of a pitch and a Q&A to 200 representatives from business, science and politics. Young entrepreneurs can network with established companies, investors, and scientists in Zurich. The nine finalists will be selected on site by the award experts and the participants. The nine finalists will present themselves in front of 1350 representatives of Swiss business, science, politics and the media as part of the 20th anniversary of the Swiss Economic Forum in June.

The 15 candidates for the Swiss Economic Award 2018:

Category Service:

  • Batmaid, Platform for household cleaning
  • FAIRTIQ, Ticketing app for public transportation (Winner of the category Service)
  • Kingfluencers, digital influencer marketing
  • Le Bijou, exclusive apartments on time including tailor-made services
  • Zkipster, Guest List App

Category Production/Trade & Industry:

  • Ava, Cyclustracker for women
  • L.E.S.S., illumination technology
  • PMF-System, patented furniture system
  • Relish, innovative electric guitars
  • SoFlow, Electric mobility for short distances

Category Hightech/Biotech:

  • BestMile, Software for transport systems with autonomous vehicles
  • Nanolive, 3D-Microscopes with high resolution
  • Olympe, Technology for simple and intuitive software development
  • Apelab / Spatial stories, Toolkit for VR and AR productions
  • Topadur Pharma, Development of medicaments for wounds that are difficult to heal

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About Swiss Economic Forum

The Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) is Switzerland’s leading economic conference. The twentieth edition of the conference will take place on 7 and 8 June 2018. Every year 1,350 leading personalities from business, academia, politics and the media meet in Interlaken for an active exchange of ideas and cross-industry networking.

The SEF was launched in 1998 by Stefan Linder and Peter Stähli. In just a few years, the conference has evolved into Switzerland’s most important business event with an international reach. In the summer of 2015, the two founders handed over the management of the event to Dominik Isler, who together with Manuela Angst (CMSO) and Fabian Wassmer (COO) form the new management team. In August 2017 Franco Chicherio joined the management team as chief startups & entrepreneurship officer (CSEO).

The platforms and initiatives of the Swiss Economic Forum promote an entrepreneurial way of thinking and actively help promote young companies. The Swiss Economic Award is handed out annually at the SEF. It is the most important prize for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland. This coveted prize is awarded to the three most successful start-ups in three categories.

Source: Swiss Economic Forum - go to the website

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


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.


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.

Production/Trade & Industry

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.

Source: Swiss Economic Forum - go to the website

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