In addition to the prices for the three best mini-enterprises, our jury will also deliver various Awards to recognize outstanding results in different categories:

Best Brand Award

A good logo alone is not enough – the mini-enterprise that best defines itself through its own brand and that presents the best concept of corporate identity wins this award.

Best Presentation Award

To win this award, a general balance in the presentation must be recognizable, both in terms of content and form. Originality, professional presence and a convincing presentation are required. This year you can watch these videos on the respective page of the mini-enterprise.

Our partners also reward the best results with the following Awards:

YES Alumni x Accenture Digital Award

With a professional web presence, the mini-enterprises can win the YES Alumni x Accenture Digital Award. Elements such as organization, digital presence and information management are evaluated.

Jury: Isabelle Sandoz, Thomas Hirt

Coop Sustainability Award

The Coop Sustainability Award is given to the mini-enterprise which has paid particular attention to the issue of sustainability. The decisive criteria are sustainability as a business approach, the raw materials used and the social and ecological aspects of processing and production.

Jury: Coop Sustainability Team

Nominated mini-enterprises: Fold-it, frucht-X, reDefein

IGE IP Management Award

This Award rewards the mini-enterprise which has addressed the most in-depth reflections on the subject of Intellectual Property in the context of its own mini- enterprise.

Jury: Matthias Käch

Nominated mini-enterprises: Lavour, Sironia, Starcatcher

YES Media Award

Goldbach, IMACULIX and the two TV channels VOX and n-tv award the mini-enterprise best suited to advertising on television. An advertising spot on the winning mini-enterprise’s product will be shot and shown on Swiss television.

Jury: Sarah Bernhardt, Iris Blättler, Andi Bohli, Manuel Gasser, Christine Germann, Marvin Schmid, Guido Trevisan

Winner: Sironia

Swiss Prime Site Best Marketing & Sales Award

This Award goes to the mini-enterprise with the best sales and advertising activities for its product or service.

Jury: Jacqueline Hutter, Nicole Stamm, Mladen Tomic, Markus Waeber

UBS Most Innovative Product Award

UBS rewards the most innovative product or service idea of the year of the programme. In addition to the novelty of the product or service, the potential for further development, the market potential and the production process are also assessed.

Jury: Rudolf Bertschi, Martha Boeckenfeld, Curdin Duschletta

Nominated mini-enterprises:

Evaluation criteria

Business report
As for all companies, the business report of a mini-enterprise offers an overview of all the relevant developments, milestones and learning effects of the past programme year. In addition to the content, formal elements and timely deliveries of the various documents are also assessed.

The 15-minute interview between the mini-enterprises and the jury tests the team’s knowledge about their company and about the business management contexts. The jury asks questions about the progress of the business to date, their goals and achievements and the learning effects within the team.

During a four-minute video, the mini-enterprise presents its business model and its most important activities in a professional and effective way. The evaluation includes content, structure and originality of the presentation.

YES Marketplace
Each mini-enterprise is displayed together with its product or service on the YES Marketplace. In this case, presence and activities in general are evaluated.