Orhan Hajiyev, networking.az
At the age of 22, he opened Baku Translation, one of the largest translation centers in the country. At the moment, he is engaged in a second project — a business club Networking.Az. This is a tool for expanding the connections and horizons of entrepreneurs. The opportunity to study, to carry out joint activities and to invite foreign guests.
Nigar Kocharli, @ali_and_nino
Owner of the Ali & Nino chain of stores and restaurants. A large chain of bookstores in the country, which were the first to order the translation of classical literature into Azerbaijani. They sell books in six foreign languages. Founder of the National Book Award and one of the country's famous businesswomen.
Mushvig Hasanov, @lalafoaz
Director of Lalafo.az website — a global ad service that helps people easily sell unwanted items and buy new ones on favorable terms. This service appeared on the Azerbaijani market four years ago but has already gained the trust of users throughout the country. The startup operates in four other countries.
Elshan Mammadov, @elshan-mammadov
Founder of Kepro Esthetic & Antiage Clinic and the pharmaceutical company Buta Esthetic. He is considered one of the founders of the beauty industry in Azerbaijan. Founder of a major International AAAMC Congress. He put domestic cosmetology on a serious level. The school also offers advanced courses in medical cosmetology for doctors.
Elnara Nahmedova, @beauttech
Owner of the Beauttech beauty salons chains. From hairdresser, she became an owner of beauty salons, built an empire and changed the attitude to the beauty industry in the country. She develops regions of the country and reaches the international level.
Diana Ahadpour, @diana_ahadpour
Businesswoman and designer, creator of a clothing brand in Azerbaijan. She creates unusual formats for local standards and at the same time preserves the minimalism. The brand is reaching an international level.
Aram Mnatsakanov, @probkafamily
Restaurateur and TV host became popular due to the cooking TV shows. Viewers from Russia and Ukraine know the chef as a mentor in the “Hell's Kitchen” TV show. Ambassador of several brands and owner of restaurant chains in the big cities of Russia. He continues to develop as an entrepreneur and opens restaurants abroad.
Reyhan Jamalova, rainergy.co
The founder of Rainergy, a device that generates energy from rainwater. The girl was included in the list of the 100 most inspiring and influential women in the world according to BBC, 30 most promising businessmen and inventors in the industry of production and energy under 30 years according to Forbes, a participant of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Zarangiz Huseynova, @milana_gelinlik
A young entrepreneur who is developing four business projects: ALZA and Milana Gelinlik boutiques, an educational platform and community for women WoWoman, and a business cafe W_Space.
We thank Elvina Gulmamedova, Yulia Bychkova, Ismail Rahimov, Rena Khusainova, Arzu Amelyanova, and Jeyran Mammadova for the help in creating the material.