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Thursday, November 5
 

8:30am

Registration
Registration 

Thursday November 5, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

9:30am

Official Opening
Speakers
avatar for Teddy Toneva

Teddy Toneva

TriplePro
Teddy is a partner in TriplePro Bulgaria, the local branch of a Dutch consortium of marketing compenies and our host at StartUp NEXT this year. Her entrepreneurial background includes leading her own cluster of marketing services companies, re-branding product portfolios in London and consulting local start-ups on growth tactics and building customer personas. She’s now leading the day-to-day operations of TriplePro, which focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Vladimirov

Stefan Vladimirov

Co-Founder & Chief Creative, Swipes
In my work at Swipes I try to find the sweet spot between the rational and emotional. I have been working with photography, graphic design, illustrations, UI&UX, cinematography, creative direction and branding. | | I was part of my high school volleyball team and did a phenomenal job keeping the benches warm. | | Outside of Swipes I hike and bike in the amazing mountains of Bulgaria and stuff myself with burgers.


Thursday November 5, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

9:35am

The Ecosystem - how to complement each building block
Speakers
avatar for Iskren Krusteff

Iskren Krusteff

Chairman of the board, GEM Bulgaria
Iskren Krusteff is a high impact entrepreneur and disruptor, focused on sustainable business models and educational transformation towards partnerships and innovation. He introduced the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in Bulgaria and serves as Chairman of the Board. Prior to building the GEM Bulgaria team, he managed businesses, programmes and projects consisting of cross-functional teams and budgets up to £50m in the public and private... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 9:35am - 9:50am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

9:50am

Are we ready for 4G?
Speakers
avatar for Strahil Chernev

Strahil Chernev

head of Business Support Systems, VIVACOM
Strahil is head of Business Support Systems (BSS) Design department in VIVACOM. His division is responsible for the planning and dimensioning of BSS, part of VIVACOM’s mobile network, especially for Mobile Network Controllers. Strahil is one of the key employees in VIVACOM and has a lot of experience in the field of telecommunications. | Previously Strahil was part of Radio Planning and Optimization team, responsible for North-Eastern part... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 9:50am - 9:55am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

9:55am

Techstars METRO Accelerator
Speakers


Thursday November 5, 2015 9:55am - 10:05am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

10:00am

The hard things that will make you or break you
Speakers
avatar for Kasper Pihl Tornoe

Kasper Pihl Tornoe

CEO, Swipes
Kasper is the CEO and co-founder of Swipes, one of the leading startups in the productivity space. Swipes is building software that changes the way teams communicate and take action. The company has also built one of the top apps for personal productivity. The Swipes team is located in San Francisco, USA and in Sofia, Bulgaria. | As a CEO of Swipes, Kasper takes the hard calls to navigate the company in the right market... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

10:00am

Introduction to NativeScript - Telerik
Speakers
avatar for Pavel Kolev

Pavel Kolev

senior software developer, Telerik, a Progress company
Pavel Kolev is a senior software developer at Telerik, a Progress company, and ispart of the Telerik AppBuilder team. While in the past he was focused primarily on .NET and client-side technologies, he is now a die-hard JavaScript fan. In his free time, he loves to deliver lectures, attend hackathons and contribute to various open-source projects.



Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:10am
Workshop Hall - IEC

10:40am

Founders psychology or how to manage your own psychology

Entrepreneurship is more psychology than anything else. As co-founders our own psychology is one of the most important factor for start-up success. Where co-founders find motivation and how to manage it? Burnout could be a real bitch both for employees and founders. A personal story and a few working strategies for success


Speakers
avatar for Ivaylo Hristov

Ivaylo Hristov

founder, Lab08
Ivo Hristov is entrepreneur and active member of the Sofia startup community. | In 2008 he co-founded the successful social media startup Komfo. Which now has more than 70 employees in Bulgaria and Denmark. For his help and dedication to the startup ecosystem he is awarded the "Young entrepreneur of the year" award and the "Next Generation Entrepreneur" award. He likes lean startups, bootstrapping and growth hacking. Now he is helping the... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

11:10am

Coffee Break
Thursday November 5, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

11:40am

Social entrepreneurship and creating enduring networks - the case of Millenium Campus Network
Speakers
avatar for Sam Vaghar

Sam Vaghar

co-founder, Millennium Campus Network
I serve as the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Millennium Campus Network, empowering university student organizations across the United States to be effective partners for global development. In this capacity, I engage with numerous partners from Microsoft and The Jenzabar Foundation to the United Nations Foundation and HP. The MCN educates over 1,000 campus leaders through annual conferences, trains emerging leaders through an... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 11:40am - 12:20pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

11:40am

Modern web technologies - Sass, Compass, Gulp, Bower, Composer, Laravel, Semantic UI

Building web applications involves having to use different technologies and tools, dealing with database manipulation, server side operations, and also client side handling and displaying of the data that comes from the server. Before starting a new project, all the tools and project structure has to be set up, which is a time consuming task. Using a framework or a stack for this task can speed up development and ease the work for the developer.

We will introduce the various technologies like gulp, composer, etc. used in state-of-the-art web sites together with the step-by-step development process.

Speakers
avatar for Slav Dachev

Slav Dachev

co-founder & head of development, Startup Masters
Slav is an expert in open source content management, dataflow backends, frontend solutions and web frameworks. He developed his own php framework and successfully implemented it in an European startup project called CloudCart. Slav has over 6 years of experience in many areas of web development, from research and analysis to systems design, development, testing, and implementation of code and applications. Slav is a co-founder & head of... Read More →
avatar for Simeon Prusiyski

Simeon Prusiyski

co-founder & CTO, Startup Masters
Simeon is a highly skilled web developer with over 7 years of professional experience. In recent years he has focused his skills and experience in the field of project management. Over the past few years he has led various projects ranging from online gaming portals to ecommerce SaaS platforms. Simeon is a co-founder & CTO at Startup Masters.


Thursday November 5, 2015 11:40am - 12:40pm
Workshop Hall - IEC

12:30pm

What's Next for LAUNCHub & Eleven
Join us for a short session about what's next for LAUNCHub and Eleven. Listen from two of the partners about their plans for 2016 and beyound. 

Speakers
avatar for Dilyan Dimitrov

Dilyan Dimitrov

partner, Eleven
Dylan is the creative genius behind our name, which might not be obvious from his VC background. He is not only the fastest, but also actually gets things done. His multitasking skills will either make or break the whole thing (only the future will tell).
avatar for Rumen Iliev

Rumen Iliev

partner, LAUNCHub
Rumen manages the application process, the pre-selection and the portfolio relations. Before joining the Hub he had his own business consultancy practice focused on solving business issues and helping companies and their management to achieve various business goals. During his professional career he has held various senior expert level positions at some of the biggest multinationals in Utilities and Insurance in the CEE Region. During his spare... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 12:30pm - 12:40pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

12:30pm

Lunch Break
Thursday November 5, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

2:00pm

Using Windows Azure for M2M and IoT
Explore using Service Bus to establish connectivity for command/control, cover the range of security options available, and collect telemetry data. After this session, you can get up and running with remote switching from the cloud, and understand how to architect your solution so that it can easily scale to millions of devices.



Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Workshop Hall - IEC

2:00pm

Relying on Luck
Speakers
avatar for Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

Chairman & CEO, Minerva Project
Ben Nelson is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project, a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students. | | Previously, Ben spent more than 10 years at Snapfish seeing the company through from an idea to the world’s largest personal publishing service. With over 42 million transactions across 22 countries, nearly five times its closest competitor, Snapfish today is among the top handful of... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

2:40pm

15 Key Factors for Online Success
In this talk you can learn some of the most important factors you must consider when planning your online solutions from the founders of Startup Masters - Dimitar Savov and Simeon Prusiyski. They will talk about how the online and offline componetns of your business are interlinked together to form a complex system which allows for  the great user experience, marketing that people adore, flawless performance & global growth of your startup.

Speakers
avatar for Simeon Prusiyski

Simeon Prusiyski

co-founder & CTO, Startup Masters
Simeon is a highly skilled web developer with over 7 years of professional experience. In recent years he has focused his skills and experience in the field of project management. Over the past few years he has led various projects ranging from online gaming portals to ecommerce SaaS platforms. Simeon is a co-founder & CTO at Startup Masters.
avatar for Dimitar Savov

Dimitar Savov

co-founder & CEO, Startup Masters
Dimitar Savov has 12 years of experience in web design and digital marketing. At the moment he is managing an advertising budget of more than $700 000 monthly. He has made advertising campaigns in more than 30 countries on 6 continents and has been involved in more than 200 online business projects. Dimitar is a co-founder & CEO at Startup Masters - a full service digital marketing agency working specifically with startups.



Thursday November 5, 2015 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

2:40pm

Minerva School - info session
Speakers
avatar for Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson

Chairman & CEO, Minerva Project
Ben Nelson is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project, a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students. | | Previously, Ben spent more than 10 years at Snapfish seeing the company through from an idea to the world’s largest personal publishing service. With over 42 million transactions across 22 countries, nearly five times its closest competitor, Snapfish today is among the top handful of... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Workshop Hall - IEC

3:10pm

From BizDev to Founder to €20million investment. And the challenge that convinced me to start it all over again
Speakers
avatar for Kaya Taner

Kaya Taner

Founder & CEO, Honeypot
Kaya is CEO and Founder of developer-focused job platform Honeypot. Honeypot matches screened developers with screened companies. Previously, Kaya co-founded mobile marketing platform AppLift which, as CEO, he grew to over 200 employees globally. With AppLift he raised over $20 million VC funding. Kaya is a graduate of ESCP Europe and Sorbonne University, both of which he finished best of class. In his free time, Kaya is an avid flamenco... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

3:50pm

Coffee Break
Thursday November 5, 2015 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

4:20pm

Sofia: the next Berlin. Learnings from the German and Bulgarian startup scenes - Janet Todorova
Speakers
avatar for Janet Todorova

Janet Todorova

co-director, Founder Institute Berlin
Janet is one of the co-directors at Founder Institute Berlin and the youngest FI director in the world (out of 100+ cities). Currently she is doing business development at a Berlin startup called Honeypot – a developer-focused job platform. Honeypot matches screened developers with screened companies. In her free time, Janet is building bridges between the startup ecosystems of Berlin and Sofia and is exploring Berlin’s notorious... Read More →



Thursday November 5, 2015 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

4:50pm

Starting a company from a white sheet of paper
In his talk Boyan will resume the StorPool story, while sharing a ton of lessons, learned the hard way. 

Speakers
avatar for Boyan Ivanov

Boyan Ivanov

co-founder, StorPool Storage
Boyan tried programming at the age of 10. At the same age, he started his first venture and the latter stuck. Through the years he has gained versatile experience in both the enterprise and SMB worlds, in several industries. Boyan has been part of the teams behind several startups. Currently he is a co-founder at StorPool Storage and handles all things biz. 



Thursday November 5, 2015 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

5:20pm

Show me the honey: transitioning from developer to founder
Speakers
avatar for Kaya Taner

Kaya Taner

Founder & CEO, Honeypot
Kaya is CEO and Founder of developer-focused job platform Honeypot. Honeypot matches screened developers with screened companies. Previously, Kaya co-founded mobile marketing platform AppLift which, as CEO, he grew to over 200 employees globally. With AppLift he raised over $20 million VC funding. Kaya is a graduate of ESCP Europe and Sorbonne University, both of which he finished best of class. In his free time, Kaya is an avid flamenco... Read More →
avatar for Janet Todorova

Janet Todorova

co-director, Founder Institute Berlin
Janet is one of the co-directors at Founder Institute Berlin and the youngest FI director in the world (out of 100+ cities). Currently she is doing business development at a Berlin startup called Honeypot – a developer-focused job platform. Honeypot matches screened developers with screened companies. In her free time, Janet is building bridges between the startup ecosystems of Berlin and Sofia and is exploring Berlin’s notorious... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 5:20pm - 6:00pm
Workshop Hall - IEC

5:20pm

Exponential organizations

Things are moving so fast that the half life of business competency has dropped from 30 years to five years. Things you learn in your first year at university can be dated by the time you leave.

How do we cope? Well, there’s the emergence of the exponential organisation, which become billion dollar companies in months to years. We’ve organised our businesses in linear fashions for 100 years. But the environment is changing so fast that that model needs to be replaced.

We’re moving from a *scarcity* economy to an *abundance* economy. That moves us from ownership to access. We’re entering a systemic transformation of business models. We’re not using 15 year old phones, are we? So why use century-old models of organisations?

Exponential organisations are faster and more efficient in emerging business opportunities. As software eats the world, every company becomes a software company. We’ve digitised marketing, and now supply and manufacturing. We’re becoming fully digital organisations.


Speakers
avatar for Teodor Panayotov

Teodor Panayotov

CEO, CourseDot
Teodor is the Founder and CEO of CourseDot and IT Instructor. His company makes IT training 10x more accessible. Some stats: - 1000+ trainers in 60 countries - Customers in 25 countries, incl. 10 of the Top 20 IT training companies and the US Army | | - Singularity University Chapter Ambassador



Thursday November 5, 2015 5:20pm - 6:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

6:00pm

Broadway Performance Club

Broadway Performance Club is a theatrical troupe from the American University in Bulgaria. For 8 consecutive years, BPC has staged classic Broadway musicals on a national stage, effectively organizing some of the biggest events of its kind in Bulgaria.

In 2016 the club will present its newest project “Catch Me If You Can” to be staged in Blagoevgrad, Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and Ruse. The musical is based on the 2002 movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks and represents the true story of conman Frank Abagnale Jr. The broadway production has gotten four nominations and one Tony award.




Thursday November 5, 2015 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

8:00pm

UpVenture Week Thursday After-Party @ Bar Caldo
Join us for a party and lots of networking opportunites at Bar Caldo - https://www.facebook.com/events/443543609166292/?ref_dashboard_filter=hosting&action_history=null


Thursday November 5, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Bar Caldo 125 Rakovski Blvd, Sofia
 
Friday, November 6
 

9:30am

Registration and networking over coffee
Friday November 6, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

10:00am

Fundraising in Silicon Valley - Deyan Vitanov
Speakers
avatar for Deyan Vitanov

Deyan Vitanov

CEO & Co-Founder, Chobolabs
Deyan Vitanov is CEO and Co-Founder of Chobolabs, a startup bringing competitive real-time multiplayer games to mobile. The company aspires to unlock the hidden potential of smartphones by turning them into tiny consoles in the pockets of gamers worldwide. To realize that dream, Chobolabs has raised venture capital from a syndicate of top Silicon Valley investors led by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s seed fund, Innovation Endeavors, and has... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

10:00am

RXJS Evloved
Speakers
avatar for Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

former lead engineer, former lead engineer, FalcorJS
Paul Taylor is a consultant in San Francisco, CA, and former lead engineer on FalcorJS on Netflix’s UI Platform team. Paul specializes in functional programming and contributes to Reactive Extensions. When he’s not busy meeting client deadlines, he works on installations and procedurally generated visualizations for his partner’s techno performances, and plans to move to Berlin in the next few years.


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 11:20am
Workshop Hall - IEC

10:40am

How to build hardware startup in Europe and manifacture in China - Josh Liu
Speakers
avatar for Josh Liu

Josh Liu

co-founder & CEO, HardwarePRO
- Startups (Lean startup, Strategy, Hypothesis validation, Hustling, Taking calculated risk) | - Two sided marketplace, Consumer Internet, e-Commerce, Enterprise software, Hardware, Internet of Things, | - Agile/Lean product development, Lean UX | - Community engagement. Organising and promoting meet-ups and community events | - Business development, Partnership, Marketing, Social Media, Advertising, Communication strategy | | The most important... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

11:10am

Coffee Break
Friday November 6, 2015 11:10am - 11:30am
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

11:30am

How to make it big from a small/far-away country
A talk on what are the truly important support schemes that really help startups in smaller or far-away countries. Tips on how to change it into one of your main advanteges. Matej wil showcase conrete examples from Slovakia, Czech Republic and other countries that are now betting big on startups.

Speakers
avatar for Matej Ftacnik

Matej Ftacnik

co-founder, The Spot
Loves startups. Co-founded the first creative space for startups in Bratislava – The Spot.sk in 2012, before that organized monthly startup meetups called Startup Camps and facilitated a few Startup Weekends in Bratislava and Prague.


Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

12:00pm

Social Entrepreneurship - There's more than one way to make a start-up
Speakers
avatar for Boyan Benev

Boyan Benev

Entrepreneur, writer and broadcaster. Born in Bulgaria and raised in Britain, Boyan has fifteen years experience bringing ideas to realisation in IT, investment, education, television and media. Aside from his focus as CMO of big data analytics startup, MammothDB, Boyan is an executive producer of the band 'Oratnitza' and author of three books, the most recent of which is 'Two Generations'.



Friday November 6, 2015 12:00pm - 12:10pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

12:10pm

What's next for the region?
What's happining in the region and how to make it more competative with other startup hubs in Europe. What can be done to accelerate the development of the startup ecosystems? How we can help each other - lessons learned. 

Moderators
avatar for Iskren Krusteff

Iskren Krusteff

Chairman of the board, GEM Bulgaria
Iskren Krusteff is a high impact entrepreneur and disruptor, focused on sustainable business models and educational transformation towards partnerships and innovation. He introduced the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in Bulgaria and serves as Chairman of the Board. Prior to building the GEM Bulgaria team, he managed businesses, programmes and projects consisting of cross-functional teams and budgets up to £50m in the public and private... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matej Ftacnik

Matej Ftacnik

co-founder, The Spot
Loves startups. Co-founded the first creative space for startups in Bratislava – The Spot.sk in 2012, before that organized monthly startup meetups called Startup Camps and facilitated a few Startup Weekends in Bratislava and Prague.
avatar for Ivo Radulovski

Ivo Radulovski

Segments Accelerator
Ivo Radulovski is a Management Consultant, Strategic Innovation Designer, Entrepreneur, Lecturer and Mentor. As Startup Evangelist and Managing Partner at Segments Accelerator, he supported many businesses in Central and Eastern Europe and mentors startups and intrapreneurs on a regular basis within Segments’ acceleration program and events like Pioneers Festival, Lean Startup Machine, Open Source Camp and Startup Weekend. As entrepreneur... Read More →
avatar for Janet Todorova

Janet Todorova

co-director, Founder Institute Berlin
Janet is one of the co-directors at Founder Institute Berlin and the youngest FI director in the world (out of 100+ cities). Currently she is doing business development at a Berlin startup called Honeypot – a developer-focused job platform. Honeypot matches screened developers with screened companies. In her free time, Janet is building bridges between the startup ecosystems of Berlin and Sofia and is exploring Berlin’s notorious... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

12:40pm

The Startup Game
Speakers
MR

Mike Reiner

Venture Capital Business Development Amazon AWS


Friday November 6, 2015 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

12:40pm

How to get to Booster.vc - info session
Booster.vc is looking for 10 web & mobile startups. 30k - 150k in financing, international mentors and 4 month intensive program. Come to talk to Matej (partner) to get more information. 

Speakers
avatar for Matej Ftacnik

Matej Ftacnik

co-founder, The Spot
Loves startups. Co-founded the first creative space for startups in Bratislava – The Spot.sk in 2012, before that organized monthly startup meetups called Startup Camps and facilitated a few Startup Weekends in Bratislava and Prague.


Friday November 6, 2015 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Workshop Hall - IEC

1:00pm

Lunch Break
Friday November 6, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

2:00pm

How Systematic Innovation will change your world and help get better ideas
Power-up your team’s creativity with disruptive thinking tools, based on award-winning advertising & marketing paradigms.

Deliverables:
Unique Thinking SIT Tools that can be applied on generating creative concepts, new product ideas and marcom solutions. Practice on actual work challenges of the participants and generating innovative and ideas, following SIT process.

Speakers
avatar for Leona Aslanova

Leona Aslanova

co-founder, Innovation Starter Box
avatar for Krasen Hinkov

Krasen Hinkov

co-founder, Innovation Starter Box
Aircraft engineer that spent 10 years in online and telecom products development. | | Main interests and expertise in corporate strategy, marketing strategy and products portfolio management. Detailed knowledge in product development, customer insights, product propositions development, business model synthesis and profitability management.
avatar for Avramova Yana

Avramova Yana

Innovation Starter Box


Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

2:00pm

GitHub for beginners
Speakers
avatar for Otto Kekäläinen

Otto Kekäläinen

CEO, MariaDB Foundation
Otto Kekäläinen is the CEO of the MariaDB Foundation, CEO of Seravo Oy and the chairman of the FUUG Foundation. Otto has been using Linux and other open source technologies for over 15 years, and has been advocating open source for almost as long. The list of projects and organizations Otto has been involved in is long, with the most prominent ones being COSS in Finland and FSFE in Europe. As a software developer Otto has insight into... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Workshop Hall - IEC

2:40pm

The Path to Acceleration - Trends & Challenges
Speakers
avatar for Ivo Radulovski

Ivo Radulovski

Segments Accelerator
Ivo Radulovski is a Management Consultant, Strategic Innovation Designer, Entrepreneur, Lecturer and Mentor. As Startup Evangelist and Managing Partner at Segments Accelerator, he supported many businesses in Central and Eastern Europe and mentors startups and intrapreneurs on a regular basis within Segments’ acceleration program and events like Pioneers Festival, Lean Startup Machine, Open Source Camp and Startup Weekend. As entrepreneur... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

3:00pm

How design and UX can help start ups - Hollie Lubbock
Speakers
avatar for Hollie Lubbock

Hollie Lubbock

Hollie is a London-based UX designer at Code & Theory where she works on content-rich sites in the publishing, fashion, culture and tech sectors. She has worked on search-specific projects including the collections of the V&A and the IWM, and has a keen interest in open data & information design


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

3:30pm

Happiness at work. Walking the talk.
Speakers
avatar for Vlatchkova Yana

Vlatchkova Yana

COO, Swipes
Yana is the COO and co-founder of Swipes, one of the leading startups in the productivity space. Swipes is building software that changes the way teams communicate and take action. The company has also built one of the top apps for personal productivity. The Swipes team is located in San Francisco, USA and in Sofia, Bulgaria. | | As a Chief of Operation of Swipes, Yana runs the day-to-day operations in the company and takes the... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia

8:00pm

Party
Join us for a party and lots of networking opportunites at 

Friday November 6, 2015 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Startup Hall - IEC 147 Tsarigradsko Shose, 1784, Sofia