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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Startup Weekend e интензивно, 54-часово събитие, на което програмисти, дизайнери, маркетинг разбирачи и стартъп ентусиасти се събират, споделят идеи, сформират екип, изграждат продукти и стартират нов бизнес.
По време на събието пичваш своята идея, събираш екип и я разработваш. Освен страхотна идея, която е хубаво да се доведе поне до демо версия в рамките на един уикенд ти трябва як екип – някой, който може да направи дизайн, да формира бизнес модел. Защо не и да направиш някоя продажба и да валидираш целия бизнес.

Schedule

Friday

May 9
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

May 10
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Business Model Canvas Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

May 11
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Stefan Ivanov

Co-Founder, Stepsss   |  

Team Stepsss won the previous StartUP Weekend and then received acceleration by Eleven.

He will tell the Stepsss story and motivate you all to follow step :)

Stepsss is a smart wearable insole that monitors the walking and running behaviour of its wearer.

Gold Sponsors
Judges

Atanas Raikov

Mobile products and value added services manager, VIVACOM   |  

Atanas Raikov is a founding member of the mobile business unit of VIVACOM. He is responsible for the product strategy in terms of individual customers and value added services. Part of the team that transformed VIVACOM as the leader in the mobile internet space. His latest creation - VIVA Apps is crucial part of the telecom future business. It helps startups and established companies to offer their application and innovate using VIVACOM experience and infrastructure.

Dilyan Dimitrov

Co-founder at Eleven.bg   |   LinkedIn

Co-founder of Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund - 11.me, and since mid 2012 he scouted and invested in some of the best startups in Central and Eastern Europe. Before that he was Vice President at Bedminster Capital Management, and have led and worked on deals in healthcare, media, and financial services, among others.
Snowboarder, runner and swimmer. Father.

Lyuben Belov

Managing partner at LAUNCHub   |  

Currently running LAUNCHub (Launch Hub) - an EUR 9.1M accelerator and SEED fund focused on investing in the "digital domain"- consumer internet, e- commerce, digital media, mobile.

LH loves cloud, SAAS, social, aiming at helping young and upcoming entrepreneurs disrupt industries.

Co-owner and CEO of international SEO agency First Online Solutions

Rune Sovndahl   |   LinkedIn

Summary - Rune Sovndahl is a Danish-born entrepreneur with over fifteen years’ experience in the the IT, dot-com and telecommunications industries. He is the founder of Briing.com, Polish portal Gadatka.com and Victor Connect Ltd. He is currently the co-owner and CEO of international SEO agency First Online Solutions.

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Hristina Borisova

Hristina Borisova is responsible for the Value added services of VIVACOM and actively supports the development and integration of new ideas which will bring more opportunities to the buisness and to the end customers. As part of the team, which is handling the idea and development of VIVA Apps, she is managing the strategic partnership with potential partner applications for their launch into VIVA apps market, as well as examines the strategies and methods for popularization of the mobile applications in the local market.

Veselina Tasheva

Social Broker   |   LinkedIn

I run EMEA @Telerik community & @shortbio, mentor @LAUNCHub & @elevenbg. Tell me about your local craft beers

Ivelina Manova

Google AdWords Trainer   |  

Ivelina is professionally training individuals as Google certified trainer and she is absolutely passionate about it. She always tries to optimize every aspect of the daily tasks and believes that everything can be done better and more effective.
Ivelina is Co-founder and General manager of Ad Academy – data-driven Google AdWords agency.

Murry Ivanoff

Serial entrepreneur, 500 startups graduate, growth engineer. Obsessed with product design.

Evgeni Yordanov

Search and Social marketing specialist   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Evgeni is Head of Search & Social in a London-based international company FOS. One of Bulgaria's younger enterpreneurs and various digital events keynote speakers. Lecturer in Telerik Academy and Varna Free University.

Pavel Ivanov

Mozillian   |   LinkedIn

Pavel is a UX Engineer at Mozilla. In the latter Pavel is focused on the mobile Firefox OS. Pavel could talk for weeks about his work and is one of the few geeks that love their work more than they love beer.

Pavel Kounchev

Ad Man/Internet Person   |  

Pavel is one of the founders of TimeHeroes.org - a do-more-good platform for nice people. For the past 5 years he has been creating ads both online and offline. Hates startups. Kidding.

Tsvetan Stoyanov

Software architect at SAP Labs Bulgaria   |   LinkedIn

Fan of open source software, simple solutions, beautiful design and good beer.

Dimiter Simov (Jimmy)

Usability Consultant and User Interface / Interaction Designer   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Enjoys the fields of usability, interaction design, quality assurance, and user documentation since 1997

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Toni Ivanova
Victoria Stoyanova
Blagomir Yanakiev
Dani Rangelov
Marian Ignev
Chris Georgirev
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