Bulgaria National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Dare to Scale by Endeavor

Description

Endeavor is a global organization that equips entrepreneurs with programs and services designed to increase access to markets, talent, and capital. Launched in 1997, Endeavor has established a presence in nearly 40 markets across the world. Endeavor Bulgaria was launched in 2015.

Founder Institute

Description

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator with chapters in 200+ cities, 75+ countries and a portfolio of 4200+ startups. Our European HQ is in Bulgaria and we operate in the following CEE countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia

SOinventure (Accelerator)

Description

The corporate accelerator was build aiming to improve and enrich the existing business lines, establish new ones and contiribute to the overall performance of the company.

Visa Innovation Program

Description

Eleven is one of the leading early – stage VCs in Bulgaria and in the SEE region, investing in startups since 2012. With 150 collective investments over 7 years , Eleven’s team has been instrumental in kick – starting the local startup ecosystem.

Best Coworking Space

Campus X

Description

Campus X is a leading coworking and flexible serviced office space and an end-to-end ecosystem where great companies come to give life to innovative ideas and accelerate on their path to success.

Networking Premium Coworking

Description

Networking Premium is an stylish coworking space network with 4 locations in Sofia, Bulgaria and one in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Founded by Emil Shekerdzhiiski in 2018

Work&Share coworking space

Description

We put our efforts in creating a sustainable, yet dynamic, creative and productive environment of like-minded professionals.

Association "Students in Action"

Description

StudyHub is the first co-studying space in Bulgaria. It has zones for individual studying and such for group projects, communicating with your peers and participating in events. StudyHub’s main purpose is giving students a peaceful space to study and create student community.

SOHO HOLISTIC COWORKING COMPANY

Description

It’s that cozy coworking space for creatives you’ve been dreaming of while wandering & wondering how to combine your work with the discovery of Sofia.

Best Fintech Startup

phyre JSC

Description

phyre is a coherent digital banking platform enabling corporates and startups to enter the fintech revolution by saving investments and effort while shortening the time to market. Our clients build their own mobile banking experience by just picking up the desired functionalities

iuvo

Description

Iuvo is a leading EU investment marketplace which provides the perfect link between investors and loan originators, focusing on high returns, safety, reliability and personalized customer support.

Payhawk

Description

Payhawk is a next generation spending software that simplifies expenses, payments and card spending for growing businesses. Payhawk’s virtual account is added on top of your existing corporate bank without an effort – no switching needed.

LogSentinel

Description

LogSentinel is an information security company that keeps critical data safe at scale, by by leveraging the latest technologies including blockchain and AI. Our solutions protect against data breaches and insider attacks, ensuring a higher level of compliance.

REINNO

Description

REINNO is changing the way people own and invest in commercial real estate. The company offers a comprehensive solution that includes tokenization, instant lending and a marketplace for tokenized properties.

Best Newcomer

Develiot

Description

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life on Earth by harnessing IoT technology to advance the access to clean air and water

Association "Students in Action"

Description

StudyHub is the first co-studying space in Bulgaria. It has zones for individual studying and such for group projects, communicating with your peers and participating in events. StudyHub’s main purpose is giving students a peaceful space to study and create student community.

Cheese the Queen

Description

Cheese the Queen is producing delicious expressions of unique artisanal fermented 100%-cashew infused gourmet while inspiring a healthier, conscious lifestyle

Cintelly

Description

An analytical software, enabling online retailers and physical store retailers having loyalty programs to periodically monitor whether they are able to build loyalty and create returning customers and thus sustainable businesses.

Meteo.Rocks

Description

In the past 2 years we developed a weather station that is able to operate in some of the harshest conditions possible. This is the result of numerous field tests in Bulgaria and Antarctica. Our network is growing and we have 20+ stations at various locations in Bulgaria.

Best Social Impact Startup

ProsFit Technologies JSC ("ProsFit")

Description

ProsFit has developed and commercialised a solution to provide accessible, affordable and comfortable prosthetics to millions of people who would otherwise find mobility extremely challenging.

DEV.BG

Description

DEV.BG is a community, which brings together IT professionals in Bulgaria. We have 15 user groups, monthly meet ups & 1 big conference. We gather 40 to 100 professionals in the IT sphere at every event, where they can learn, communicate, and share ideas.

Develiot

Description

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life on Earth by harnessing IoT technology to advance the access to clean air and water

LAM'ON

Description

Both founders’ work involved print, thus making the problem with current laminating films obvious. They couldn’t find a really sustainable alternative on the market and started developing it themselves with the help of bio-polymer specialis Philip Ublekov Phd.

Association "Students in Action"

Description

StudyHub is the first co-studying space in Bulgaria. It has zones for individual studying and such for group projects, communicating with your peers and participating in events. StudyHub’s main purpose is giving students a peaceful space to study and create student community.

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

DigitalKidZ

Description

DigitalKidZ is a TechEducation company, which aims to deliver a modern, effective and digital-wise education, focused on supporting student literacy in 21st century skills and STEM.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Boyko Iaramov

Description

Boyko, Vassil & Svetozar are successful entrepreneurs, angel investors & mentors. They co-founded the software company – Telerik, acquired by Progress in 2014. Then to help the BG IT and startup ecosystem thrive & make global impact, they co-founded Campus X and Telerik Academy.

Iryna Gavrylova

Description

Iryna Gavrylova is a functional food evangelist, professional speaker at eco, food-tech and business events, co-inventor of CMYK Ingredients’ core bio-technology, CEO and co-founder of CMYK Ingredients, a former finance executive in international FMCG companies and an experienced business architect with 15+ years of professional experience. Her personal community in Linkedin amounts 30K specialized contacts globally and her role in the eco-system is evaluated as opinion leader and trend setter. Iryna is now in process of building a food-tech startup incubator in Bulgaria.

Ivelina Atanasova - Genchev

Description

A result driven and high impact consultant with over 15 years of experience in Growth Marketing, Brand Management, Communications and Business Innovations, focused on business sustainability and product management across multiple industries. Author of the theory for “digital kids” and main engine for the global initiative for education transformation DigitalKidZ: “Open Source School”.

Svetozar Georgiev

Description

Svetozar, Vassil & Boyko are successful entrepreneurs, angel investors & mentors. They co-founded the software company – Telerik, acquired by Progress in 2014. Then to help the BG IT and startup ecosystem thrive & make global impact, they co-founded Campus X and Telerik Academy.

Vassil Terziev

Description

Vassil, Boyko & Svetozar are successful entrepreneurs, angel investors & mentors. They co-founded the software company – Telerik, acquired by Progress in 2014. Then to help the BG IT and startup ecosystem thrive & make global impact, they co-founded Campus X and Telerik Academy. Vassil is also a Partner at Eleven Ventures.

Founder of the Year

Sabina Gyosheva

Description

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry. Skilled in Customer Experience, Retail, Sales, and Strategic Planning. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Business Studies from University of Westminster. Proud Member of the Endeavor Network.

Dr. Andreas Maier

Description

A commercially focused, Ph.D. qualified CTO / CEO with significant project and operational experience ranging over a number of high technology industries.

Viktor Viktorov

Description

Viktor Viktorov is a serial entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience growing startups. His previous venture, an e-commerce retailer, reached 7 markets with a leadership position in 3 of them, and 30 mln in revenue. Now he is fully dedicated to REINNO as a CEO. He is a recognized expert in tokenization and blockchain, featured in Decrypt and STO Market Interviews.

Ivaylo Hristov

Description

Ivaylo Hristov is well-known entrepreneur in the IT community in Bulgaria and Denmark. Being a passionate developer in the past, Ivo is now a founder, board member, lecturer, mentor and keen lover of the Bulgarian nature. With several successful ventures, he is strong and motivational part of each project he join.

Martina Georgieva - Association "Students in Action"

Description

My name is Martina Georgieva. I am a co-founder and chairman of StudyHub. My main activities in the organisation involve team management, project management and strategic planning. I believe that the best aspect of our work is the strong team and the values of the organisation.

Investor of the Year

LAUNCHub Ventures

Description

LAUNCHub Ventures is a leading early-stage venture capital fund, investing in technology startups in the Seed and Series A funding stages.

Neo Ventures

Description

We invest in frontier technologies. Our founders pursue human well-being and innovate data infrastructure, on Earth and in Space

Startup of the Year

LogSentinel

Description

LogSentinel is an information security company that keeps critical data safe at scale, by by leveraging the latest technologies including blockchain and AI. Our solutions protect against data breaches and insider attacks, ensuring a higher level of compliance.

Migota ltd / Worddio: Vocabulary builder

Description

The biggest challenge for learning a foreign language is time. Advanced online technologies provide many learning tools but all of them require 100% focus for a long period of time which many people do not have. Worddio is the first completely passive vocabulary building app.

ProsFit Technologies JSC

Description

ProsFit has developed and commercialised a solution to provide accessible, affordable and comfortable prosthetics to millions of people who would otherwise find mobility extremely challenging.

QuarkXR

Description

QuarkXR is a deep tech company building out the XR (AR/VR) Cloud Platform for 5G and Edge Computing.

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