The purpose of the contest is to support outstanding small business representatives who create new production facilities, products and jobs, helping to boost the economy and solve social problems.
A long list of 100 companies was compiled by experts from the many submissions. Then the top 25 contestants were determined by online voting, with the winners in six categories selected from this number.
The prize in the Good Business category has gone to Artyom Malanin, Director General of the company VeloLider, which manufactures and sells rehabilitation exercise equipment for disabled people, including children.
Ilya Sachkov, Director General and co-founder of the company Group-IB, has won the prize in the Innovative Breakthrough category for projects aimed at detecting and preventing cyber threats.
Artyom Kopylov, Director General of the company Agromig manufacturing grain dryers, has won the prize in the Practical Product category.
Yulia Kuznetsova, head of the Leo Language School chain, has won the prize in the Early Success category.
Andrei Dukhovsky, Director General of the Domashniye Retsepty (Home Recipes) company producing natural kvass and fruit drinks, has won the award for rapid growth.
Nikolay Kuzyakov, Director General and co-founder of the Vanyushkiny Sladosti (Vanyushka's Sweets) candy company has won the Grand Prix.
The prize was awarded for the first time this year.