Young Entrepreneur Prize 2022

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This challenge is reserved for students of the following schools.
Hochschule de Saint Gallen, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Zurich (ETHZ) , Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Università della Svizzera Italiana à Lugano, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana à Manno, Université de Genève.

Why should you participate?

If you are creative, determined and confident, you have all the qualities of an entrepreneur. You have an idea or a project you want to develop? Submit it and try to win one year of support for your project from the C.C.E members! If you reach the Final, it will also be a great opportunity to reach out and network with the C.C.E members and other partners. Make your dreams come true! 

What is the Young Entrepreneur Prize?

The Young Entrepreneur Prize, is a challenge whose main goal is to award the best Swiss student entrepreneurial project in relation to France. You will have to demonstrate your ability to be creative, and pitch your project in front of the French Foreign Trade Advisors in Switzerland and our Partners, who can't wait to discover your projects!


For a long time, Switzerland and France had a remarkable business relationship. For the past 30 years, many industries were born, allowing businesses to grow all over the world. Entrepreneurs are generating more and more ideas to simplify life.

Participate to the challenge and change the world too! 



    27/03 - 29/04

    Collaborate with others or apply individually. Upload your project in the platform.


    29/04 - 20/05

    Pitch your project in front of your school! Up to 3 teams per school will move to the next round.



    The Jury composed by our partners will evaluate the top projects from each school and announce the winner!

Your chance to win

Members of the Champion team will win and share:
  • Cash Prize of 10,000 CHF!
  • Support for its project development during twelve months by members of the C.C.E.F. worth approximately 10'000 CHF.

 Each member of the Runner-up team will win:
  • Cash Prize of 100 CHF!


Final Event
The final event will take place in the French Embassy of Bern on June 1st 2022. You will pitch your projects in front of French Foreign Trade Advisers, the president of this jury will be the current president of the French Foreign Trade Advisers.
It will be a great networking opportunity, with a cocktail at the end of the event.