We are proud and honored having been named Winner of the 2018 W.A. de Vigier Award.
Watch Sylke pitch in German (for the first time!) in front of an audience of more than 280 people, who also selected her for the public award! Thank you to everyone who voted for us!
The Solothurner William A. De Vigier provides assistance to young Switzerland entrepreneurs that lack start up funding to realise their well positioned ideas and inventions. William De Vigier lacked the capital back in 1935, but was full of brilliant ideas that needed assistance to get off the ground. In 1987, after renowned international success, he created the De Vigier Foundation. It was formed with its aim being to provide active economic infrastructure and direct financial support for aspiring and innovative young people with dynamic business ideas who are seeking to build up a performance and growth-oriented enterprise in Switzerland.
Since its inception, the foundation has distributed over 11 million francs of start-up capital. This has resulted in more than 75 successful start-ups, a successful public stock exchange, and several successful sales. It has resulted in generating many new and valuable jobs. And next year, the foundation will turn 30! Happy birthday in advance!
Learn more about the W.A. de Vigier Foundation on their website.