Who will be Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020?

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program was established more than 30 years ago and today operates in more than 60 countries and 150 cities around the world. The EOY is far more than just an award: It is the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs, with a strong, active network in Switzerland. Its focus is not only on growth and profit, but above all on the ability to shape the rules of the market.

Award or community?

World’s largest entrepreneurs’ award

Launched globally in 1986 – and still growing

Network with 50,000 entrepreneurs

150 locations in 60 countries

5000 global nominees per year

1200 finalists

Discover more interesting facts about the award in the program brochure.

Whether you’re a nominee, a finalist, or an award winner: Your participation in Entrepreneur Of The Year is a ticket to priceless benefits:

Sounds good? Watch our one-minute video for a sneak preview.

C-level or She-level?

When it comes to the question “Winner or game changer?”, it’s female entrepreneurs who make the difference. Our goal is to significantly increase the percentage of female nominees. That’s why EY associates the nomination with a strong project for the future in Switzerland. Whether you are a male or a female entrepreneur, two Swiss francs are donated to the International Girls in ICT Day for each valid application or recommendation submitted via this site.

Of the year or of all time?

These are the EOY award winners of 2019:

Fabio Ronga
CEO, beqom SA

Software solutions for entreprise-wide salary management
Category: Trade/Services
Founding year: 2009
Number of employees: 121

Stefan & Christian Ganzoni
Owners, SIGVARIS Holding

Medical textiles
Category: Family Business
Founding year: 1864
Number of employees: 1743

Patrick Thévoz
& Adrien Briod
Co-Founders, Flyability SA

Industrial inspection drones
Category: Emerging Entrepreneur
Founding year: 2014
Number of employees: 85

Ueli Jost
Chairman, Veriset AG

Kitchen manufacturing
Category: Industry/High-Tech/Life Sciences
Founding year: 1999
Number of employees: 300

Master Entrepreneur: Dr Beat Curti

With the “Master Entrepreneur” award, the Entrepreneur Of The Year jury has the opportunity to honour outstanding personalities for their life’s work. This year it is taking this opportunity again and granting the award to Dr Beat Curti.

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