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 realization of the business idea with essential impulses (e.g. lectures, coaching, network).
- The business activity has already started and achieved remarkable market traction.
- The business activity does not contradict legal, ethical, or moral values and is compliant with 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)
- An 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

Hand in a Pitch-Deck or Business plan containing relevant information (e.g. sales, number of funding rounds and/or employees, etc.) and a CV of the award eligible person (HSG-Affiliate) to


Level of education

bachelor student, master student

Funding Types


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