Swiss Economic Forum A platform for the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation

Swiss Economic Forum

We believe in the maxim: "Good for business" and support Swiss companies working to achieve long-term growth. We’ve been involved for over a decade with the Swiss Economic Forum, the platform for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Switzerland that is also a key meeting point for over 1,300 leaders from business, politics, and institutions.

Swiss Economic Award

Switzerland's most prestigious prize for young entrepreneurs is awarded in three categories: High-tech/Biotech, Manufacturing/Trade, and Services. Together with the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF), we honor outstanding young entrepreneurs for their innovative ideas, interesting concepts, and perseverance. Any company operating for less than six financial years (from its foundation or MBO) may apply. The awards ceremony takes place on the second day of the SEF.

    

Powerpreneur

"Powerpreneur" is a distinguished and exclusive Swiss CEO network that we’re involved with as an exclusive partner. An initiative of the Swiss Economic Forum, "Powerpreneur" offers a platform for dialogue and the exchange of opinions between successful entrepreneurs. The network's members benefit from up-to-date background information, as well as access to the latest knowledge and to leading figures from the worlds of business, science and politics.

    

"Growth for SMEs" initiative

The objective of this project partnership between the Swiss Economic Forum and UBS is to support SMEs during their growth phase. High-growth SMEs and young companies are evaluated during a multi-stage process. Experts and entrepreneurs analyze the company’s situation with the management, and draw up concrete plans of action in the areas of strategy, innovation, and financing. UBS supports the companies selected by providing flexible financing. If additional capital is required, we set up contacts with private and other investors who want to make a commitment to the Swiss economy.

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