Breakthrough of the Year Competition Begins in Moscow

The application campaign will run through mid-April. Winners will be awarded on May 29. 

Breakthrough of the Year, a local entrepreneurial competition, commenced today in Moscow. The application campaign will run through mid-April. The award ceremony will take place on May 29.

Contestants will be evaluated based on three factors: turnover and headcount, feedback from the business community, and online votes at the Active Citizen platform.

Moscow's business prize Breakthrough of the Year will be awarded in nine categories, such as female entrepreneurs with children under 10 years of age, young entrepreneurs under 30, entrepreneurs over 55, socially-oriented entrepreneurs, and international entrepreneurs who started a business in Moscow. Other categories will recognize franchisers, active exporters, CEOs of highest growth companies, and organizations that made a comeback after closure.

“Together with the prize, each winner will be offered a communications program – an opportunity to promote his or her business in various media outlets, including advertising, radio and television,” commented Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. 

To learn more about Breakthrough of the Year, please visit

14 march 2019