I have been in business since I was 16. I am the owner and business manager of the STEP Computer Academy. I am also the co-founder of the social enterprise Holiday Empire and organise more than 50 projects and annual events with offline audiences of more than 7,000 people. I won the annual Silver Tower Polissia award in 2004, a presidential grant for gifted youth in 2006, the Young Economy competition in 2007 (in the Economy and Independence of the Media category), and the Star Manager 2018 award from the VolWest Group. I believe that companies should be socially responsible and should implement socially important development projects in the region and support vulnerable groups.
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