EdJ Award

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

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And they’re off!

The call for nominations for the 2015 competition has begun. Provided they have at least 40 employees, companies from any branch of industry can enter the competition to become Entrepreneur Of The YearTM. Start-ups qualify if they employ at least five people.

Nominations or recommendations for suitable candidates will also be considered.

After the closing date for applications, the most promising candidates are shortlisted and invited for interview in a process designed to examine the applicants’ innovative power and future potential. Particular emphasis is placed on the entrepreneurs’ personal commitment to employees and social responsibility. An independent jury of highly qualified experts assesses the finalists and selects one winner for each of the various categories.

The closing date for applications and nominations is 30 April 2015.

Registration documents:

Please contact Brigitte Meyer for further information.


A creative group - Swiss entrepreneurs: masters of surprise

On 24 October 2014, all eyes were on the Entrepreneurs Of The Year™ 2014. This year’s winners received their awards in front of over 300 guests at the Theater St. Galle.

The jury was particularly impressed by the outstanding creativity of the candidates at the 17th annual EY competition in Switzerland.

Congratulations to the winners!

Category: "Services/Trade":
Beat and Martin Jucker, Jucker Farm AG, Seegräben

Category: "Emerging Entrepreneur"
Viktor Calabrò, Staff Finder AG, Zurich

Category: "Industry/High Tech/Life Sciences"
Otto Hofstetter, Otto Hofstetter AG, Uznach

Category "Family Business Award"
Hans R. & Thomas H. Rüegg, Baumann Federn AG, Ermenswil

 Uday Kotak named "World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014"

The World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014™ was chosen in Monte Carlo on 7 June. India's Uday Kotak from Kotak Mahindra Bank won the prestigious title.

Learn more about the competition.