Friday, June 22, 2018

USMU student reaches finals for Young Entrepreneur of Russia 2014

Sergei Tarasov, a graduate student from Ural State Mining University (USMU), was among the finalists at the Young Entrepreneur of Russia 2014 competition.

The Moscow government recently hosted the final level of the competition.

Tarasov had to pass several regional and national selections before he attained finalist status. He was the only entrepreneur from the Sverdlovsk region to reach the final level.

Tarasov was the director in charge of developing Oversized, Ltd., along with other entrepreneurs from USMU. Oversized specializes in creating technology to extract minerals with open methods. The company is also involved in developing greenhouses.

Tarasov said the competition was a rewarding experience in itself. He enjoyed learning from the jury’s comments and from fellow competitors’ work.

He plans to use his experience to take his business to a regional level.

The goal of the competition is to encourage and identify the most talented entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 and 30.

Jury panels of government officials, previous winners, business leaders and media representatives judged contestants’ work.

The competition first began in 2010. The Russian Center for Assistance to Youth Entrepreneurship and the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs sponsor the competition.

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