Meet the Experts

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We don’t like the word “mentor” or “coach”. We believe that people learn best when they communicate on equal terms with more experienced peers. We’ve come together with a group of experienced proffessional which will be at your disposal almost the entire time of the weekend, meet the StartUP Weekend Experts – seasoned entrepreneurs with many participations and wins at the event:

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a642479c35e45c3907f5aa277e404e4eMarian Ignev

Who are you? What do you do?
 I love web technologies and dedicated the last 10 years namely to them :)

Experience?
My professional experience is pretty colorful :) I’ve worked as graphical designer in an advertising agency, as a manager at a printing agency, web designer, front-end developer and back-end developer. I’ve won the Startup Weekend once, and participated in many others weekends and  helped many teams with my knowledge and experience :) I really love to share :)

What are you doing now?
Ssoftware engineer/developer/ at Neterra. Team ninja participating in many company projects. I love programming in many languages and I believe that programming languages are just tools in the hands of the developer.

How can you help?
I will try to be the right hand of each project related to Front-end and Back-end development and I will be answering any other technical questions :)

10004043_10202703509282514_1845874136561567330_nTunio Zafer

Who are you? Cloud Guy

Experience?
More than 12 years of experience in web marketing and e-commerce. From mobile content and interactive services with added value (such as MTelecom – Web Marketing) throught web hosting sevices (Host.bg – CSO) and group shopping (Grabo.bg CSO). Winner of the first Startup Weekend Sofia.

What are you doing now?
Smartphone applications (Mobile Innovations – CEO). At the moment I participate in the development and execution of cloud storage sevice pCloud.com.

How can you help?
Marketing, business processes, project management, company management.

pavel-ivanovPavel Ivanov

Who are you?
A mix between designer and developer. UX, JavaScript, prototyping, product concepting, CSS and sophisticated front-end work. Making the world love HTML and CSS and the Open Web as much as I do. A Mozillian.

Experience? Siteground, Telerik, Mozilla

What are you doing now?
FirefoxOS

How can you help?
I want to share my experience and knowledge. I can give you crazy ideas based on your ideas and this can be your chance to Change The World :)

893241_10151400094118717_1503985448_oDani Rangelov

Who are you?
I always wanted to be a developer, to know how to code and make computers solve problems. I am passionate about motorsports, extreme sports, active living, Apple products and iOS development.
I love communicating with people and sharing experience, motivational speaking is a way for me to help the others follow their dreams.

Experience?
iOS Developer and Team Coordinator at Ten Touch, iOS Developer at RaceCloud

What are you doing now?
For the past 4 years I was part of the Ten Touch Grafio development team and recently switched to RaceCloud because I have always wanted to deal with motosports

How can you help?
I can share experience with startups, Appsrote marketing, mobile applications development, iOS experience, Appstore monetization.

Photoshop-2014-04-29-at-6.38.28-PMIvo Ivanov

Who are you?
A 27 years old guy from Veliko Tarnovo – my current city of choice for working and living. For the past few years I’ve been dealing with a lot of different stuff, but my first entrepreneurial experience began when I opened my own real estate agency. There I gained a lot of experience in sales. In 2008 when economic crisis struck, the business got slow, so I had to turn – 360°. For fun in the office I’ve been playing around with Photoshop and while waiting for a worthy client to miraculously
show up, I managed to get pretty handy in it. So the crisis had pretty positive effect on me – since then I’m working as an UI/UX freelance designer – dribbble.com/pixelninja

Experience?
Since I’ve started with design, I’ve been working as a Freelancer. In the beginning I had clients mostly from Bulgaria. I worked on all kinds of projects from small company sites in major gateways to some of the largest online stores in Bulgaria. From 2011 onwards I work with startups from all over the world – eg Neil Patel (Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics), Brian Moran (Get 10,000 Fans), Clay Collins (LeadPages), etc. I’ve learned a lot from some of the greatest minds in the online marketing and I’ll be glad to share it

What are you doing now?
Curretly I wark exclusively for Teamwork.com (Project Management Software), but not only – I’m also pushing hard a project I started on the last Startup Weekend – pixifyapp.com (Design Collaboration App)

How can you help?
UI/UX design, Usability, Branding, user acquisition, ecommerce, project management …

313208_1854729414702_2804838_n Rafi Shahugyan 

Who are you? A Bit Curious, a bit grumpy. Believer in data and logic.

Experience?  Internet sales at Studio Moderna. Digital marketing at Avon Cosmetics.

What are you doing now?
Freshly appointed as digital manager Balkans at Avon Cosmetics. Working with many beautiful women in the office is fun. I’m in online marketing, e-commerce, personal projects.

How can you help?
Definition of marketing goals and general approach for monetization. Performance marketing campaigns – online advertising tools and traffic sources. Social media marketing and a content marketing Customer acqusition, retention, reactivation.. E-commerce. Outside of the box ideas