Moscow, Russia | Published on: February 18, 2013
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Check out the nominees for the Russian Startup Awards, vote now for your favorite! #RSA
Four weeks ago The Next Web introduced the Russian Startup Awards – an online competition celebrating the best startups, entrepreneurs and best investors in the country. Out of 9662 nominations, the TNW jury has chosen 35 nominees. Vote now for your favourite startup or investor.
The nominees have been selected by the jury
Since the announcement of the Russian Startup Awards four weeks ago we've had more than 9662 nominations over the seven categories. After this successful first phase it's now time to start the voting process as we've narrowed down the nominees to 35 – five per category. Here are the 35 nominees that the jury has narrowed down to:  

Best Co-founder
  1. Igor Sysoev, Nginx (@isysoev)
  2. Alisa Chumachenko, Game Insight (@Neudachnica)
  3. Misha Lyalin, Zeptolab (@mishalyalin)
  4. Marina Kolesnik, Oktogo, (@MarinaKolesnik)
  5. Oskar Hartmann, KupiVip (@HartmannOskar)


Online voting starts now
Anybody can still vote for their favorite startup, entrepreneur or investor until 7pm GMT (8pm CET) on Thursday February 21st. The companies who get the most votes in their category will get the award, prizes and eternal fame.

The Russian Startup Awards are part of a Startup Awards tour through Europe: tech hubs in Germany, the UK, Ireland, France, Romania, Spain, Holland, Turkey and Denmark also have Awards organized by The Next Web.