The Jackstädt-Award “HSG Founder of the Year”

To win the Jackstädt-Award “HSG Founder of the year”, the following criteria have to be met:
•The startup consists of at least one HSG student, employee, scholar, or alumnus / alumna.
•HSG supported the realisation of the business idea with essential impulses (e.g. lectures, coaching, network).
•The business activity has already started and the business is not older than five years (since legal registration).
•The business activity does not contradict legal, ethical, or moral values and is compliant to the guidelines of the University of St.Gallen.
•The business idea of the “HSG Founder of the Year” should be extraordinary, innovative, and sustainable.

The following criteria are relevant:
•Level of innovation of the business model (transaction volume, charges, and marketing model)
•Innovative approach to the customer benefit
•A unique selling proposition
•Integration of partners in the value-added process
•Sustainability of the business venture
•Market potential and economic growth opportunities


jährlich per 15. März


Level of education

bachelor student, master student

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