01.11.16 - For the 19th year in a row, the awards for the Swiss Entrepreneur Of The Year were bestowed on October 28, in French-speaking Switzerland for the first time. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition is held around the world according to a standard set of criteria. Over 10,000 entrepreneurs in a total of 150 cities compete annually for the coveted title. This is the only competition of its kind. 

Dr. Tej Tadi: Ideally suited to realize the "next big thing"

In the “Emerging Entrepreneur” category, the jury gave the Entrepreneur Of The Year award 2016 to the neuro-technology specialist Dr. Tej Tadi. Based in Lausanne, Dr. Tadi heads a powerful young company with around 50 highly qualified employees. The first product created by his company, MindMaze SA, is a therapeutic device for impairments of the nervous system. It uses brain research findings, stimulates the healing process with sophisticated artificial maneuvers, and supports neuro-rehabilitation directly after an impairment occurs. MindMaze devices for domestic use also make it possible to do training exercises at home. Play-based elements provide incentives to practice, ensuring that patients remain motivated in the face of treatments that are often lengthy. Edouard Pfister, representing the jury, said that “MindMaze has created a widely respected brand in its field after only four years in business. Its founder also deserves credit for this.” Tej Tadi impressed the jury with his clear focus, strong ambition and unshakable confidence. He is convinced that MindMaze will improve the world. “Tej Tadi is simply the ideal candidate for the Emerging Entrepreneur category,”" said Pfister. The jury’s opinion is shared by the international investor community, which already values the company at over USD 1 billion.

In Switzerland, other awards for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 were presented to:

Author:Bruno HerbelinSource:Center for Neuroprosthetics