This competition is open to start-ups and young companies who develop or already offer innovative, sustainable products and services, or digital business models. The aim of the competition is to find fresh ideas for the hospitality industry with the potential to impact the future in a groundbreaking way.
The Igeho Rising Star Award is awarded in cooperation with an independent jury. The most important goal of the competition is to network the hospitality start-up scene with potential investors and customers, in order to foster advances in the industry.
For entrepreneurs and start-ups
Individuals or companies who deliver innovative solutions for the hospitality industry in the area of innovation and/or sustainability are eligible to apply. Two categories are available: “Entrepreneurial Concepts” and “Start-ups”.
Are you a rising star? Then apply now until March 31st 2023 (24h00)!
The Igeho Rising Star offers each of the six nominees a free presentation space in the Innovation Area to showcase their work to thousands of interested professional visitors at Igeho, from 18 to 22 November 2023 in the Messe Basel. Four of these presentation areas will be awarded by an independent jury and two by public vote.
Switzerland is considered one of the world's major innovation drivers and is one of the countries that invests the most in research and development relative to its gross domestic product. At Igeho, entrepreneurs and start-ups gain direct access to unique networking opportunities and the chance to gain greater visibility in the industry and position themselves as forward thinkers.
Prof. Dr. Claus Heinrich Daub
Professor for Sustainable Corporate Management, FHNW
Marina Helm Romaneschi
Marketing & Strategie, Swiss Food Research
Prof. Daniel Huber
Partner at the innovation consultancy firm inobooster.com, Co-President of swissfuture
Researcher und Speaker, GDI
Co-Founder Planted Foods
Veranstalter und Organisator
MCH Messe Schweiz (Basel) AG