60 startups pitched their ideas on February 13 at the 2020 Selection Day. It was a full house and we were once again impressed with what Switzerland has to offer when it comes to innovation and leadership! We’ll let you know in the middle of March who goes on to the Top 16. The winners will be announced at our Award Ceremony on June 3, 2020.

About the W. A. de Vigier Foundation

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 Startup ranking: The top spots are regularly occupied by previous W.A. de Vigier Foundation Award winners.

About Hemex

Hemex supports start-ups as well as established medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical companies with a wide range of expertise, either in-house or via their network of dedicated partners and affiliates. Hemex’ experts have several decades of combined experience in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry with pivotal contributions to the development and approval of innovative products. Hemex supports companies in their interactions with the investor community and also offers interesting collaboration programs, including public and private seed funding. 

More pictures of the event can be found here