Six EC Award finalists revealed

02.05.2016 14:30

Finalists of the EC Award have been determined. They will pitch their idea to the audience and the jury on 9th May 2016 at the ETH.  The top 3 winners will receive a total sum of CHF 16’000 plus support from Swiss Start Up Factory and the Entrepreneur Club. Two more categories will also be awarded CHF 4’000.

This year, the EC Award is taking place for the second time. The EC award is an initiative of Entrepreneur Club (EC) Zürich and supported by the Swiss Start Up Factory. The award seeks to recognise the most innovative ideas from aspiring entrepreneurs who require support to kick off their projects. This year 49 projects were submitted and only six have been selected for the finals.

At the award ceremony, the jury will be tasked to select the most outstanding idea to receive CHF 8’000. The second and the third winners will also be rewarded a sum of CHF 5’000 and CHF 3000 respectively. Two categories, added value and public prize will be accorded CHF 2000 each. In addition to the cash prize, winners will receive support from the Swiss Start Up Factory and the Entrepreneur Club.

The finalists for the 2016 EC Award are:

Immunas: Enabling responsible use of antibiotics

Modum: Ensuring drug safety with blockchain technology

Sensoc: Pressure and Motion Sensing Sock

Snowhisper: Avalanche forecast through snow-listening

Upscale: Bulk-Buying Platform for SMEs

Decidr: Voting app for making agile decisions

For a complete list of submitted ideas visit Cofoundme

About Swiss Start Up Factory
Launched in 2014, the Swiss Start Up Factory is a Zurich-based Accelerator looking for thriving digital entrepreneurs: The organisation provides entrepreneurs exciting opportunities from day one, through their network in Switzerland and around the globe. A three month-long start-up Accelerator program is offered to startups and entrepreneurs. The SSUF team provides a unique platform of services, coaching and mentoring as well as office space in the heart of Zurich as well as entrepreneurial network to achieve our ambitious goals.

About Entrepreneur Club
Founded in 2011, the Entrepreneur Club strives to foster entrepreneurship in Switzerland and make Zurich the tech startup epicenter of Europe. The club is composed of young and motivated students that dedicated to bringing entrepreneurship to ETH students through events such as Startup speed dating designed to match students with startups.

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