Join the 2021 Award Ceremony!

On Thursday, December 2, starting at 6:30 pm, the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano will host the Award Ceremony of the 2021 edition of our acceleration program.

The ten finalist teams, selected by the Regional Jury (whose vote is expected for November 19), will present their projects to win one of the five final prizes plus the special prize awarded by the audience, for a total amount of 200’000 Swiss francs.

After the official opening of the evening, featuring a speech by State Councillor Christian Vitta, the ten finalist projects will be called onto the stage for a final pitch and will compete for the prize awarded by the “popular jury” consisting of more than 500 spectators attending the event.

While waiting for the outcome of the vote, the renowned entrepreneur Matteo Boffa – recently included by Forbes in the prestigious list of the 30 best U30 entrepreneurs in the Middle East – will join the event from Dubai. This will be followed by the awards ceremony, during which prizes will be handed out for the top five winners and the special prize from the public. Finally, an aperitif will conclude the evening giving spectators and competitors the opportunity to interact in an informal setting.

To attend the event, you must register here by November 25. Please note: a Covid Certificate and ID will be required to enter the Palazzo dei Congressi.