On December 8, the federal round of awarding laureates of the "Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award took place in Moscow. The first stage of the award was a regional competition in Novosibirsk, the winners of which represented the region already at the all-Russian round. The federal competition was organized by the Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Russia and the Moscow Club of Young Entrepreneurs.
The laureates were representatives of regions of various sectors of the economy. The awarding of young businessmen took place in 9 nominations: the best young entrepreneur in the tourism, construction, finance, information technology, marketing, agribusiness, food, innovation and consumer goods industries. Anton Titov became a laureate in the nomination "The Best Young Entrepreneur in the Field of Consumer Goods."
The award’s expert council was led by Andrei Spiridonov, Minister of Investment Policy, Public-Private Partnerships and Foreign Economic Relations of the Tula Region, Svetlana Zhurova, Vice-Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Alexander Zakharov, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Garegin Tosunyan, President of the Russian Association banks.
During the competition for the title of "Best Young Entrepreneur of 2011", the financial indicators of the economic activities of the competition participants were taken into account. The general partner of the competition, Ernst & Young, assessed the participants' financial performance.
The award “Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year” allowed to unite the most successful and motivated young entrepreneurs, showing the whole country the success stories of the economically active part of youth. The winners were awarded gifts, diplomas and certificates.
For the first time, the "Best Young Entrepreneur" competition was held in 2009. The task of the competition is to identify the “heroes of our time” in the field of youth business, who will help the young generation to determine their future with their own experience and knowledge.