The cross-border Business Plan Competition has awarded promising business ideas. In first place was SKIBAUart AG of Liechtenstein. The company creates customised skis.
The government of Liechtenstein, the University of Liechtenstein and the Interstate University of Applied Sciences of Technology Buchs (NTB) held this year's cross-border Business Plan Competition. It recognised business ideas from the education, baby products, health, sports equipment, online trade and B2C services sectors. The focus was not only on the business idea itself, however, but also on its execution and presentation, explained a statement.
Achim Vogt, founder of the Schaan-based SKIBAUart AG, secured first place this year - a prize that comes with CHF 15,000. He won over the judges with his concept's feasible transition between classic trade and direct selling. His company produces skis that can be customised in terms of construction and design.
Second place went to a project group from the ideenHUB association. Their mychoice.info project aims to become the best information platform for apprenticeship placements in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Project team Regiokaiser, which coined online portals for the direct marketing of regional products, came third.
Meanwhile, a project designed by students from the University of Liechtenstein to revolutionise the baby market with thermochromic baby and children's products came fourth. In fifth place was a team that conceived a beeswax-based concept for packaging foodstuffs - and keeping them fresh.
A total of CHF 40,000 prize money was awarded to the five winners.