PostVentureWell equipped for the future with new business ideas
Swiss Post is constantly on the lookout for new business ideas and the knowledge of its employees plays a crucial role in this process. Through the PostVenture competition, Swiss Post decided to tap into this potential in 2012.
Developing new products and services and satisfying the needs of its customers – these are two of Swiss Post’s most pressing concerns. It develops new solutions thanks to professional innovation management and the commitment of its employees.
In 2012 Swiss Post invited employees from the entire group to take part in the PostVenture competition. It supported the employees taking part with external professional training and coaching. In the course of the competition, they were able to increase their know-how and entrepreneurial thinking and receive a certificate for their achievements.
Swiss Post employees in Switzerland and abroad were able to submit their ideas in spring 2012. Countless good new ideas were received from employees from all group units. After several development phases and selection processes, 13 ideas were developed into convincing business plans. Four of these qualified for the final. On 20 February 2013 the day had finally arrived: the jury, consisting of a group management committee, chose the winner from the four finalists. As a reward for their personal commitment and good ideas, the authors of the four best business plans are invited on an educational trip to Silicon Valley.
Work is now continuing on the best business plans. In the coming months, the business plan authors will assess the feasibility of their business ideas together with internal experts. More information is available at the e-mail address indicated below.
Employees, who can access the Swiss Post intranet, will find more information there.