Awards 2017

Application phase for the seif Awards 2017 is now closed.

The seif Awards for Social Entrepreneurship rewards ventures, applying innovative business ideas to current social and/or environmental problems. In its 7th edition, the seif Awards 2017 aims to follow on its tradition to celebrate and promote innovation drivers for change at national and international level. Social enterprises from all over Europe and in all sectors were invited to apply. A total of 50.000 CHF in cash prize is available to be divided among the winners of each of the following five categories:

Social entrepreneurs with a proof of concept of their business idea could apply by handing in a business plan (about 15-25 pages). For more information, please read our FAQ about the seif Awards.

Benefits to Awardees & Finalists:

  • A total amount of CHF 10’000 can be won
  • The awardees as well as the finalists receive increased visibility by the public both through media presence and the publication in the seif Awards brochure 2017
  • The seif Awards have a highly recognised selection process and can be used as a quality label of your enterprise before foundations, corporate partners and potential impact investors
  • Opportunity to increase the network and meet potential impact investors

Next steps after the application
The finalists will be preselected by a Jury of 16 experts and invited to pitch in front of them on 28 August 2017. We will contact all the participants by the end of July to let them know whether or not they are invited to pitch. The winners will be announced on 2 October 2017 at the Awards Ceremony in Volkshaus Zurich.

Please do understand that we cannot directly communicate on an individual level about the Awards process and the selection criteria.

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