From Bicycle to Cardio Flash Drive: Moscow Celebrates Best Entrepreneurs

Winners of Made in Moscow Award were recognized at the ceremony that wrapped up Business Spring 2016 Entrepreneurship Forum organized by Moscow Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship.

The city's top 10 entrepreneurs received their awards from Natalia Sergunina, a deputy mayor in charge of economic policy and land-and-property regulations.

Made in Moscow was inaugurated by the city's government last year. In 2016, over 800 small, medium and large enterprises competed for the award. The evaluation process lasted two months and ended on May 6.

In addition to being innovators, the participants were also assessed based on their economic and social performance, and their overall contribution to a better quality of life in Moscow.

Last year, 6 companies were recognized for their business solutions in genetics, IT, staffing, and innovation nutrition. This year, the range of award nominations was significantly extended. Winners included companies focused on introducing Moscow products abroad, as well as entrepreneurs with products and services for children and youth.

This year's award was organized in partnership with Opora Rossii, a national entrepreneurship support organization. 

Below are the winners of Made in Moscow 2016 in 10 nominations:

Best Youth Business BearBike, a new brand of urban bicycles.

Best Media Project for ChildrenNOVATORS, a science and entrepreneurship outreach project for children.

Best Social Business Profilum, a personalized education and development service.

Best Services Business Human Stem Cells Institute, for the development and commercialization of innovation pharmaceuticals.

Best IT BusinessNordawind, for ECG Dongle, a cardio flash drive that captures and transfers heart data in real time.

Best Manufacturing Business Moscow Toy Factory, one of Russia's largest manufacturers of children's goods.

Best IT StartupEasyTen, a foreign-language teaching startup .

Best Manufacturing StartupCardioQVARK, for a portable device that allows to take an ECG test at any time, monitor changes and timely introduce corrections by a healthcare professional.

Best ExporterSPLAT, Russia's leading developer and manufacturer of professional dental care products.