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
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:
- Membership in and direct personal contact at the global Entrepreneur Club and the alumni network of the Swiss participants. Find out who belongs to this elite group here.
- Invitations to exclusive events: Award Night, Family Business Roundtables, study trips, Strategic Growth Forum, NextGen Academy, etc.
- For the award winners: invitation to exclusive trips such as Strategic Growth Forum Palm Springs, World Entrepreneur Of The Year, EY Journey Israel or EY Blockchain Summit.
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:
CEO, beqom SA
Software solutions for entreprise-wide salary management
Founding year: 2009
Number of employees: 121
Stefan & Christian Ganzoni
Owners, SIGVARIS Holding
Category: Family Business
Founding year: 1864
Number of employees: 1743
& Adrien Briod
Co-Founders, Flyability SA
Industrial inspection drones
Category: Emerging Entrepreneur
Founding year: 2014
Number of employees: 85
Chairman, Veriset AG
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.