Company of the Year Competition 2018

ZüriPasta wins the National Final in the Company Programme and represent Switzerland at the European Competition in Belgrade!

In the last two days, Switzerland's top 25 mini-companies competed for the titel Company of the Year 2018. It wasn't easy for the jury to make a decision. All the young people impressed with their strong entrepreneurial spirit. Both the presentations at the exhibition stands and the stage presentations of the mini-companies were on a very high level. 

Nevertheless, the ZüriPasta team stood out due to its constant professionalism and outstanding sales figures and convinced the jury throughout. They managed to bring a simple and conventional product in a clever and creativ way to the market - combined with Zurich's history. Their product: Various pasta sorts produced locally and with modern ingredients - including pasta made from insect meal. During the Company Programme they were able to build up a solid distribution network. For example, they sell the products in Jelmoli. 
The other podium places went to Caffè unico from Brig and et.oui from Basel. In addition to the official ranking, specific awards were presented by selected partners.

Overview of the winners

Company of the Year 2018: Züripasta, Kantonsschule Hottingen
2nd Place: Caffè unico, Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus, Brig
3rd Place: et.oui, Wirtschaftsgymnasium Basel

Best Brand Award: FIRE CONE, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord
Best Presentation Award: RatzFatz, Kantonsschule Hottingen
Audience Award: Inspicered, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau
YES Alumni Digital Award x Accenture: PlusBit, Technische Berufsschule Zürich
UBS Most Innovative Product Award: PlusBit, Technische Berufsschule Zürich
Swiss Prime Site Best Marketing & Sales Award: Epices vo hie, Kollegium Heilig Kreuz
Coop Sustainability Award: Retro Frames, Kantonsschule Sursee
IGE IP Management Award: grüengahts, Kantonsschule Zürich Nord
Swisscom Work Smart Award: Caffè unico, Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus, Brig
YES Media Award: KigoBag, Gymansium Kirchenfeld, Bern

Main Partners

  • Ubs Sw
  • Swiss Prime Site Sw
  • Die Mobiliar De Sw

YES Partner

  • Avina Sw
  • Coop Sw
  • Ige Sw
  • Swiss Re Sw
  • Rising Tide Sw
  • Jggf Sw
  • Coop Cultura Sw
  • Lionsclub Sw
  • Swisslos Sw
  • Jggf Sw
  • Accenture Sw
  • Axa Winterthur Sw
  • Cembra Sw
  • Credit Suisse Sw
  • Ey Sw
  • Uri Sw
  • Pwc Sw
  • State Street Sw
  • Swisscom Sw
  • Adp Sw
  • Bloomberg Sw
  • Noser Engineering Sw