Prix Strategis 2018: call for applications published!
The call for applications for the Prix Strategis was published last week by the students’ association HEC Espace Entreprise, which is attached to HEC Lausanne at UNIL. The prize is aimed at start-ups less than five years old, which have until October 31, 2018 to register and try to win a check for CHF 50,000.
The Prix Strategis has been awarded to dynamic, innovative young businesses for over 25 years. Awarded to the best start-ups, it gives the general public the opportunity to discover the fascinating and promising ideas being developed by Swiss entrepreneurs.
Most of the winning start-ups since the award was launched have gone on to become leading lights in the Swiss economy. Notable winners include Jobup.ch and LeShop.ch, as well as Bestmile (recently included in the Top 100 of Swiss start-ups) and the Digital Luxury Group. Last May, the Prix Strategis was awarded to Monito, a young Lausanne-based business launched in 2015 and founded by François Briod, a former student at HEC Lausanne.
The competition is now running for its 26th year. The Prix Strategis judging panel will examine all the applications submitted and select the eight best start-ups from all the entries. They will be assessed based on the quality of the innovation they present, as well as their capacity for implementing the idea in practice, and for international expansion. The semi-finalists for the 26th Prix Strategis will be announced at the end of November. The School wishes all the start-ups that apply the best of luck!
par Myriam Bango-Lepage (Faculté des HEC)