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Start: 02 Feb 2016

End: 02 Feb 2016

  • Startup Europe Week Sofia - The Startup Ecosystem in Sofia

    Startup Europe Week Sofia 

    The Startup Ecosystem in Sofia

    when: 02.02.2016 12:00-20:30
    where: VIVACOM Art Hall                    Special Thanks to our venue partner VIVACOM Art Hall! 

    The event  is free  of  charge  and will be  held in Bulgarian.
    NOTE! Due to the great interest in the event we will allow on site registration.


    12:00-12:30   Registration 
    12:30-12:40   Official Opening

                             Оgnian Zlatev, Head of Representation of EC in Bulgaria
    12:40-12:55   SEW video + presentation Host: Mariana Damova
    13:00-13:55   Panel1: EU Fund Programmes
                             Moderator: Elitsa Panayotova, Sofia Tech Park 
                             Aglika Sabeva-Tzvetanova, Repr. of EC in Bulgaria, Investment plan Junker
                             Ivan Modev, General Director, General Directorate "Structural Funds and
                                                    International Educational Programmes", Ministry of Education
    Kalin Marinov, Deputy Director General, General  Directorate European
                                                        Funds for Competitiveness
    , Ministry of Economics 
                             Vladimir Penov, Executive Agency for SME
                             Eli Kaneva, State Expert, Ministry of Transport, IT and Communications, 
                                                  National Contact Point, provides presentation on Horizon 2020 
    14:00-14:55   Panel2: Legal Framework 
                               Moderator: Bilyana Dimitrova, corporate law expert
                              Jivko Dimitrov, corporate law expert 
                              Ivo Iliev, Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    15:00-15:30   Coffee Break Co-located exhibition of startups and sponsors 
    15:30-16:00   Life connection with an EC Project Officer 
    16:00-16:55   Panel3: VC Funds and Accelerators
                              Moderator: Nikola Yanev, Start It Smart | Pre-Accelerator
                              Ivaylo Simov, eleven ( 
                              Stefan Gantchev, LAUNCHub ( 
                              Radostina Tsenova, Bulgarian Venture Capital Association, Assistant to the
                                                                 Counselor for economics and innovation to the
                                                                 President of R.Bulgaria
                              Milen Ivanov, Founders Institute

    17:00-17:30   Coffee Break Co-located exhibition of startups and sponsors  
    17:30-18:30   Panel4: Success Stories
                              Moderator: Ivaylo Hristov, Lab08
                              Svilen Rangelov, Dronamics (by 
                              Lyubomir Yanchev, Melissa Climate (by 
                              Chris Gueorguiev, Imagga (by                
                              Konstantin Christoff, Sensika (by

                              Rossica Miteva, Farmhopping (by 
    18:30-19:25   Panel5: Social Entrepreneurs 
                              Moderator: Stoyan Angelov, Start It Smart

                              Denitsa Yotova, Board of ABLE
                              Georgi Grigorov, Spirit Of Freedom
                              Kamelia Atanasova, Trust of social achievement 
    19:30-20:30   Networking  -  wine, appetizers

Short event description

European regions are key players, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks. We think it is critical to include the regions in this conversation.
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