The first one-week startup festival in the country is gathering together entrepreneurs, marketers, IT professionals, designers and startup enthusiasts.
The event will be taking place Monday to Friday, 2-6 November, in Sofia
The theme of the initiative this year is “Founders First”, as the main goal is to encourage, inspire and connect the entrepreneurial community in Bulgaria.
The main sponsor is StartUP Foundation, the very first start-up NGO in the country.
UPVenture Week features two main events:
- StartUP NEXT 2015 Conference (5 – 6 November, Inter Expo Centre) – the established entrepreneurial conference held annually since 2007. The event is in English and introduces notable speakers from Bulgaria, Europe and the USA.
Some of the speakers this year include: Maciek Laskus (CEO & Founder of Startup Safari), Deyan Vitanov (a Bulgarian entrepreneur from the Silicon Valley), Kasper Tornoe (Founder & CEO of Swipes) and more. A complete list of the speakers is available at http://2015.startup.bg/http://2015.startup.bg/
- Startup Safari Sofia (3 – 4 November, various locations) – this will be the first time a similar event is hosted in the country. For 2 days, start-ups and big companies open their doors, and people interested in job opportunities or starting new business can visit their offices at a certain time and participate in inspiring lectures or discussions.
Some of the participating companies include: TaxiMe, Eleven, pCloud, Enhancv, and more.
UPVenture week is also organizing a number of workshops focused on innovation.
The event guarantees yet again several hundred visitors, with tickets still available HERE.