Riga's Best Entrepreneurs 2023 are awarded

Riga's Business Award has been presented to Aerones, SEB Global Services, Accenture, Bonava Latvija, Cellbox Labs and SAF Tehnika

An award ceremony took place yesterday, December 6th, at the Small Guild where the City Council awarded Riga's best companies in 2023. The special Riga Business Award ceremony was held for the third time, and the awards were presented to the most successful companies in six categories by Riga Vice Mayor Linda Ozola.

Vilnis Ķirsis, Riga Mayor:

"These six companies serve as an example and inspiration for rigans. Their ambitions, skills and output significantly contribute to the city's development. Riga is a good place for new ideas and safe investments."

Fredis Bikovs, Riga Investments and Tourism Agency director:

"Awarding businesses in Riga for the third time, the common features of the nominees stand out. They always think broader than the borders of the city or state, and their achievements are based on innovations, a strategic vision and professional teams."

During the event, awards were presented to Riga's best companies in six priority sectors - a startup, a global business service centre, information and communication technologies, real estate, biomedicine and manufacturing with high added value.


  • Riga's Startup of the Year – Aerones;
  • Riga's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Global Business Services Sector – SEB Latvija;
  • Riga's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Information and Communication Technologies Sector – Accenture;
  • Riga's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Real Estate Sector – Bonava Latvija;
  • Riga's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Biomedicine Sector – Cellbox Labs;
  • Riga's Entrepreneur of the Year in the High-added Value Manufacturing Sector – SAF Tehnika.

The Riga Investors Advisory Council selected the winners of the award. The companies have been nominated for the award in line with the criteria by the associations of the respective sectors - Latvia's Startup Association Startin.lv, Latvia's Global Business Service Centers Association ABLS Latvia, Latvia's Information and Communication Technologies Association (LIKTA), Alliance of Real Estate Developers (NĪAA), Latvian Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry (LAKIFA), Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association (LETERA).

This year's awards have been designed by Overpriced Design, Sporrong and Baiba Glass.

Photos from the awards ceremony HERE.


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