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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 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

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!

The guests of Startup Weekend Varna can take advantage of preferential prices at Hotel "Orbita" .
The prices are:
Single Room - 40 lv (accommodation one person in a double room)
Double Room -45 lv (accommodation two people in a double room, the price is per room)
The prices are including VAT and Insurance.
The prices are not including breakfast.

When you are booking please note that these are special prices and they are valid only for the participants and organizers associated with the event Startup Weekend Varna.

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

Участниците и организаторите на Startup Weekend Varna могат да се възползват от услугите на Хотел "Орбита", на преференциални цени:
Единична стая - 40 лв. (настаняване на един човек в двойна стая);
Двойна стая - 45 лв. (настаняване на двама души в двойна стая, цената е за стаята);
Цените са с включен ДДС, туристическа застраховка, без закуска;

При резервация, молим да уточните присъствието си като участник в Startup Weekend Varna.

За повече информация: Хотел "Орбита"

Събитието ще се проведе от 30 май до 1 Юни в Grand Mall Varna (ул. Андрей Сахаров 2).
Моля посетете следния адрес за информация как да стигнете до Grand Mall.
Регистрация

Schedule

Friday

May 30
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 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 31
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • 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

Jun 1
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Lunch
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Media Partners
Teams

Yotta

Creating a interactive business catalogue.

Alternatrip

Discover the mystic culture of your travel destination and experience the local lifestyle like never before with our tourist mobile app. We build mobile app for alternative tourism.

GetActiveBG

The platform for local people like you to find, fund and fix the local problems.

pPhoto

Take photos without wasting the storage space of your phone!

YCharge

We develop a device that measures the electric consumption of charging electric vehicles that can be deployed in every home. It is used to calculate the cost of charging an EV and then handle billing. Via a community platform you can find locations of home chargers, order, reserve, buy, etc charging.

Mood Spot

In order to help people decide more easily what they want to do right here and now, we are developing a web-based platform and mobile application.
MoodSpot would allow them to organize activities and socialize with other citizens, having common interests.

ConCradle

A website that connects manufacturers and industrial designers who wish to create products using the cradle-to-cradle philosophy.

Lingwish

Real-time human interpreting services.

Device Web Varna

We are developing a cloud solution that is going to unify the control over every smart device the user owns.

rFash

We connect two parties: women who want to save money by renting clothes rather than buying them, and women who want to earn back what they have already spent on their clothes by giving them for rent.

Judges

Dilyan Dimitrov

Co-founder of Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund   |   LinkedIn

I am co-founder of Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund (www.eleven.bg), and since mid 2012 I've scouted and invested in some of the best startups in Central and Eastern Europe. Before that I was Vice President at Bedminster Capital Management, and have led and worked on deals in healthcare, media, and financial services, among others. I enjoy snowboarding, running and swimming.

Rumen Iliev

Partner at LAUNCHub   |   LinkedIn

Rumen Iliev is a Partner at LAUNCHub (Launch hub), a EUR 9M seed fund, focused on investing in bright entrepreneurs from the SEE region. Rumen co-manages portfolio relations and selection process and he works closely with the companies involved in the LH program.
Before joining LAUNCHub, Rumen had his own business consultancy practice focused on solving business issues and helping established multinationals to achieve various business goals. Now, he is fully focused on finding the best startup teams and helping them grow fast.

Avi Pasheeva

Investment Manager at VoiVoda Ventures

Avi Pasheeva is currently engaged with early stage investments in technology B2B companies at VoiVoda Ventures. The fund is based in San Francisco with operations in LA and Europe. In the last three years the fund invested in 17 companies and between the Managing Partners 7 exits were executed.
Avi had reviewed over 1,000 international startups, sat on various panels as a judge and presenter both in Bulgaria and Silicon Valley and has recently graduated from Draper University. Before joining the team of VoiVoda Ventures, she had a career in marketing and advertising.

Petar Sharkov

President at Start It Smart

Petar is co-founder and president at Start It Smart. Also he is co-founder and trainer at Mind Mapping, innovative company for accelerated learning. His professional skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship are: business modeling, customer development, leadership and project management. He uses one of the top accelerated learning tools and methodologies such as mind maps, photoreading and suggestopedia.

Pavel Penchev

CEO of Econt Express Ltd.   |   LinkedIn

Pavel Penchev has been a CEO of Econt Express Ltd. since 2000. The company is a licensed provider of postal and courier services and money transfers, with 14 years of experience in the market. Econt Express maintains a branch network of over 350 offices in Bulgaria with a team of almost 2000 highly qualified professionals. Over the last years the company opened offices in Romania, England and Greece.
Pavel is part of the groundwork of developing and launching specified services, needed in e-trade companies. His active work regarding the conditions of free and independent movement of money, merchandise and documents, pushes on-line sales numbers up, currently over 1700 electronic shops use the services of Econt Express.
Pavel Penchev has a Master’s degree in Transport Management, and is also certified in company management, project management and owns a IATA-certificate.

Didi Madjarova

Business Development Manager at Metroreklama   |   LinkedIn

Didi Madjarova is a Business Development Manager at Metroreklama. She graduated Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Master of Science (MS), Business Administration and Management, General. Specialist in Marketing Management, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications.

Galin Dinkov

Co-founder Zariba   |   LinkedIn

Galin is the co-founder of Zariba (www.zariba.com) and its technical director. Zariba is a game development studio focused on mobile, web and social gaming. With more than 40 published titles and top ranked applications worldwide, Zariba is one of the most successful game companies in Bulgaria.
Galin has a strong passion for computer games dating back to the 80s and actually wrote his first game for the 8-bit Pravetz 8 computer in 1992. Since then he has worked on dozens of games for a number of platforms.

Rune Sovndahl

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

Dimitar Georgiev

CTO Source Realms Ltd.

Dimitar is really passionate about technology - especially Windows Azure and .Net. He is founder of the startup company GymRealm and the software development company SourceRealms. Dimitar is also part of the mentoring team of Eleven Venture Fund where he helps startups with technical problems.

Coaches

Nikolay Mitev

Founder at BeLean   |   LinkedIn

Nikolay Mitev is an owner of a small software development business, a passionful software developer and an agile evangelist. He started his love to programming 15 years ago and went up to the hill of this business from developer, through architect and project manager, up to a CTO of an international company. Two years ago Nikolay decides to do exactly what he most loves - developing exciting software with hands on the cutting edge technologies and he establishes his small company BeLean Ltd.
Nikolay may help you in solving general software related issues and has a good foundation of knowledge and experience in web, mobile, cloud and database development which he’ll offer to you during the startup weekend. In addition being a Certified ScrumMaster, he may be helpful in building successful, target oriented teams.

Dimitar Vladikov

Attorney at Law at Murgova & Partners   |   LinkedIn

Dimitar Vladikov is an advocate, reg. in BAR, with more than 7 years practice.
His mission as an advocate is to assist potential and existing investors to explore investment opportunities in Bulgaria and to implement investment projects in the country.
He believes, that there are many reasons to invest and do business in Bulgaria. We offer a strategic location with easy access to markets in Europe and the Middle East, low-cost, highly skilled workforce in the lowest wage levels in Europe and the lowest rate of corporation tax in Europe.

Alexander Milanov

CTO at i4web.biz   |  

I have participated in 9 startup weekends and different hackathons in the past 2 years pitching ideas, forming teams, building business models, coding prototypes and generally having great fun. And I can share some strategies how to get the most of the Startup Weekend experience.
Besides that I have 15 years development ( 9 years web dev ) experience working on variety of projects from desktop apps, mobile apps, e-commerce solutions, CRMs, Product configurations, games and 3d apps ...
Currently my focus is on Full-stack Javascript development - In particular the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, Node.js), Mobile Javascript (ChromeApps/Cordova) and Unity3D for 3d apps. So I can also help you when choosing the right technologies for your prototype or MVP.

Zlatka Lecheva

Project Manager at Intercard Finance Ltd.   |   LinkedIn

Zlatka Lecheva has worked for over fifteen years in the project management area for IT companies with a focus on planning and representing the new ideas in front of investors. She has provided consulting services for innovative IT projects to clients across multiple industries.
As an IT projects consultant, specialized in EU funding, she will help you deliver smarter solutions on time, under budget and within scope.

Hristina Vasileva

Chairman of Varna Business Consult Cluster

Hristina Vasileva has 18 years extensive experience in corporate finances, 7 years as a Financial director of Navigation Maritime Bulgare, 2 years in Project Management. Initiator and author of changes in CIT on tonnage taxation of shipowners in Bulgaria. Participated in the development of a number of changes in laws and regulations.
Participates and acts as mediator in talks with banks and investors, in preparation of business plans and their representation to banks and current monitoring of project implementation. Owner of FTA Consult Company, specialized in Corporate, Finance, Accounting and Tax consulting as well as in offering Part Time Finance Director services.
Chairman of Varna Business Consult Cluster - an association of highly specialized companies with advanced skills and competence, sharing facilities, exchanging knowledge and expertise, having intensive interactions, providing a wide range of specialized and customized services to help companies improve business performance and increase their prosperity.
Providing coaching and mentoring services for start-up companies is one of the main activities of the cluster.

Evgeni Yordanov

StartUP Evangelist/Search and Social media marketing specialist   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Evgeni is Head of Search & Social in the London-based international agency First Online Solutions. One of Bulgaria's younger enterpreneurs and various digital events keynote speakers. Part of the StartUP Foundation. Professor at Telerik Academy and Varna Free University. Blogger and vlogger.

Alexander Dimov

IT Project Manager

A highly accomplished with extensive technical and project management experience in the delivery of system development and programs of work.
Demonstrates the ability to quickly ascertain business and technical requirements and deliver complex projects to a consistently high standard, on time and on budget.
Accomplished in the management and motivation of teams with a strong belief that strong leadership and a technical ability go hand in hand in the development of highly effective technical teams.
Specialties: Project Management, People management, Team leader development & Mentoring, Training, System Design, Internet security, Fraud Pevention, E-commerce, Back end systems, Web development, Outsourcing.

Julian Kolev

Senior Software Developer at Zariba   |   LinkedIn

Julian has been involved in software development for more than 15 years, gaining knowledge and expertise on wide range of technologies - .NET/C#, LAMP stack, Python/Django.
He is currently a senior software developer at Zariba Ltd, working on various project within the company - mainly backend programming. Most recently he is focussed on new emerging technologies as Node.js, Couchbase, Typescript.

Nikolai Vasilev

Co-founder of Talkie, Senior Android Developer at StangaOne1   |   LinkedInGoogle+

He is a StartUP legend and participated in every StartUP event in Bulgaria past one year. He is a winner of the first Mobile StartUP Weekend in Bulgaria for 2013.
He have been working for more than 6 StartUP companies and he has more than 8 years of software development.
He is an Android guru and he has huge experiance in Mobile Development, Mobile UX, Web Server-Side and Frond-End development, C++, innovative hardware technologies like iBeacons, Arduino, Wearables and more.

Dimiter Dimitrov

Co-founder of Talkie, Serial Entrepreneur, StartUp Weekend Winner   |   LinkedIn

Dimiter is an experienced IT Executive and serial Entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience.
He was IT Director of Hebros Bank and worked for large multinational companies such as IBM and Accenture.
Last year he participated in 4 StartUp Weekends and gow awards at every single one of them.
If you need validation of your idea, help with pitches and business advices Dimiter is the right person for you.

Kasper Pihl Tornøe

CEO @ Swipes   |  

Kasper is an entrepreneur and has been building startups since age 18. He has loads of experience in mobile and web. Currently he's the CEO of Swipes, growing the business globally. His background is in Interaction Design and he loves prototyping new cool ideas.
As a participant, organizer and facilitator of Startup Weekend, he’s been travelling all around Europe to inspire and be inspired by the amazing guys at these events.

Yana Vlatchkova

Founder and Business @Swipes   |  

Yana is the founder of Swipes, a startup building the command centre for personal productivity. There she is working with Business Development, Growth Hacking and PR. Her background is in Marketing Management and she loves being involved in the tech world. She’s worked for the biggest organisation for entrepreneurship in Denmark and helped numerous teams to develop their ideas into viable business plans.

Georgi Christov

IT manager   |  

An entrepreneur and a project manager. I am working in the WEB industry for 8 years. I have passed through all incarnations and have solid knowledge in SEO, social networking, IT security, project management. At this moment I am an IT manager in two companies - IGCBG and Akristo, both offering a full range of IT services - from planning and development to analysis and monetization. I am the creator of the IT seminars E-manager.

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