“It might look as if joining the competition is only worthwhile for companies based in Suisse Romande, however being based in Zürich I can say that the network of the Consulate doesn’t have any limitations.”
— Barbara Rijntjes-Besançon

The award winning firm in 2016, Mom in Balance, was founded in 2013 by Barbara Rijntjes-Besançon. It offers a healthy Dutch lifestyle for mothers (to be) by offering them outdoor full body workouts specifically designed together with gynaecologists, pelvic floor specialists and physiotherapists. 

The excellent presentation of her project, the sound financial result, the philosophy and vision behind the concept, the planned expansion to the French speaking part of Switzerland, were all factors that made the jury select Mom in Balance for this years DCYEA award.


“Thanks to the help and support of the DCYEA team, I managed to grow my business significantly.”
— Lorenzo Wiskerke

The award winning firm in 2014, Royal Fish Sarl, was founded in August 2012 by Lorenzo Wiskerke. It specializes in importing and distributing a variety of Dutch seafood products to well over 130 clients in Suisse Romande on a daily basis. Right from the beginning Royal Fish has seen its business expand rapidly and successfully.