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THE W.A. DE VIGIER AWARD 2019

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THE W.A. DE VIGIER  FOUNDATION

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Since the foundation’s establishment in 1987, the goal of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation has been to actively invigorate business development and further provide direct financial support (à fonds perdu) to young people with innovative business ideas wishing to build performance and growth oriented businesses in Switzerland.

In the past 29 years, the foundation has distributed over CHF 11 million of seed capital. The results are about 84 ourishing startups, successful IPOs, multiple company exits and above all, many newly created jobs.

The great track record of W.A. de Vigier Award winners is particularly notable in the Top 100 Swiss Startupranking: The top spots are regularly occupied by previous W.A. de Vigier Foundation Award winners.

 

HOW TO APPLY

IMPORTANT: It’s crucial that the CEO of the company applies and goes through the entire process personally. The application deadline is January 6, 2020. Please read the FAQ below and look at the list of important dates.

You can apply in German, English or French. Start the registration and application process right here, right now! We’re excited to meet you!

Offer

5 X 100.000 CHF

Eligibility

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  • 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
  1. technical standpoint
  2. financial standpoint
  • Chances of success on the market
  1. size of the potential market
  2. number of jobs created
  • Market competitiveness
Application Procedure

REGISTRATION

 

We’re excited to see you apply for the W.A. de Vigier Award. The registration and the following application form need to be filled out and submitted before the deadline (check important dates here). We’re looking forward to getting to know you and your startup!

Wir freuen uns, dass Sie sich für den W.A. de Vigier Preis bewerben. Die Registrierung und das folgende Anmeldeformular müssen bis zum Ende der Anmeldefrist (siehe wichtige Termine) ausgefüllt sein. Wir freuen uns, Sie und Ihr Startup kennenzulernen.

Nous sommes heureux que vous voulez déposé votre candidature pour le Prixstartup W.A. de Vigier. L’enregistrement et le formulaire d’inscription suivant doivent être remplis avant la fin du délai de candidature (voir dates importantes).

https://devigier.ch/registration/

Application Deadline
Monday 6 January 2020
Timetable

Register from 01.10.2019 - www.devigier.ch

Contacts/For more information

CONTACT US

 

W.A. de Vigier Stiftung
Untere Steingrubenstrasse 25
4500 Solothurn
Switzerland
info [at] devigier.ch