Igeho Rising Star

With the launch of the Igeho Rising Star, we offer talents and startups from the hospitality scene a professional platform that lets them present outstanding, innovative and sustainable business models and network with the who’s who of the Swiss hospitality industry. 


The award

The nominees
The Igeho Rising Star offers each of the six nominees a presentation space free of charge that will enable them to present themselves to thousands of interested trade visitors at Igeho at Messe Basel from 20–24 November 2021. Four of these presentation spaces will be awarded by an independent jury, two by public voting.
Switzerland is considered an important innovation driver worldwide and is one of the countries with the highest investments in research and development in relation to its gross domestic product. At Igeho, founders and startups are given direct access to unique networking opportunities and the opportunity to gain more exposure in the industry and position themselves as thought leaders. 
The winners
One winner each from the Founding Teams and Startup categories will be selected and announced by the independent jury at Igeho on 24 November 2021. They will also receive an additional prize of coaching worth CHF 1,500.

Presentation of the award

The independent jury evaluates the participants and their projects with respect to their innovative strength, market relevance, sustainability and growth potential.

Date 24 November 2021
Time tbd
Venue Igeho, Messe Basel Exhibition Centre

The jury

 Claus Heinrich  Claudia Zuellig  Daniel Huber

Prof. Dr. Claus Heinrich Daub
Professor of Sustainable Corporate
, FHNW  

Claudia Züllig
Host Hotel Schweizerhof

Prof. Daniel Huber
Partner at inobooster.com,
Co-President of swissfuture

 Christine Schaefer  Planted  Marina Helm
Christine Schäfer
Researcher and Speaker, GDI 
Pascal Bieri
Co-Founder Planted Foods

Marina Helm Romaneschi
Marketing & Strategy,
Swiss Food Research

Are you a Rising Star? Then submit your application now!


Have you developed a unique product, a solution or a new technology that will have a lasting impact on the future of Swiss hospitality or that is impressive for its innovative strength, sustainability, market relevance or growth potential?

Then apply now and become part of the Igeho Rising Star community of the Swiss hospitality industry. We look forward to welcoming you!

To the registration form