StartUP Organizes Its Fifth Annual Conference
“Twist. Explore. Expand” is the slogan of the fifth annual StartUP Conference in Blagoevgrad, which will take take place this weekend, March 26-27, in Carl Djerassi Theater Hall of the America for Bulgaria Student Center.
According to the StartUp@Blagoevgrad website, the conference will gather young enthusiasts, successful entrepreneurs, business angels and coaches. The list of speakers this year includes Daniela Ivanova, Viber`s CEE Business development manager, Angel Kelchev, Managing Director of Endeavor Bulgaria, Simeon Prusiyski, a co-founder&CTO at Startup Masters, co-founder and CEO&Lecturer at Webrika Academy and many others, who will share their own experience and take part in various discussions with the participants.
Teodor Stoyanov, Vice President of StartUp@Blagoevgrad, said that the new part this year will be the workshop for creativity and quick idea generating. They are aorganized with the help of Escreo and their special paint, which turns any surface into a whiteboard. Hosts of the workshop will be Elena Nikolova, co-founder of Escreo, and Veneta Andonova, Associate Professor from the AUBG Business department.
On Sunday, the second day of the conference, the teams from the StartUp Challenge will present their ideas and the winner will be announced. The teams have had four mentoring sessions since February with renowned professionalists in different fields. Among their advisors was Petar Svarc, Head of Marketing and Sales at Melon Inc. Udval Batsaikhan, a second-year student at AUBG, said that the sessions were “really useful and very mind-opening,” because they helped her see hidden opportunities. “For example they showed me that I can target many markets,” she said.
“I expect to see my ‘classmates’ in new light as future entrepreneurs,” shared Alexandra Stomancheva, a second-year student at AUBG, who will take part in the conference this weekend. Gergana Ivanova, President of StartUp@Blagoevgrad, said that “the Conference aims to inspire all young enthusiast and spread ‘the entrepreneurship virus’ among as many young people as possible” and that she and the other members of the club “are excited to see old and new friends, passionate for what the conference and the student club represent.”
Tickets can be bought from the stands around the AUBG campus and online at https://event.gg/2579-startup-conference-blagoevgrad.