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Sofia Investment Agency With an Award at the Investor of the Year Event

Sofia Privatization and Investment Agency received a crystal plaque in the category Municipality at the annual Investor of the Year 2016 awards organized by the Bulgarian Investment Agency. The executive director of Sofia Privatization and Investment Agency, Mr. Vladimir Danailov received the award at a gala held on …

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BUSINESS

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Standard & Poor’s Affirms Sofia’s Long Term Rating of BB+, Outlook Is Stable

Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Sofia’s long term credit rating - BB+ with a stable outlook. The credit rating of Bulgaria is also BB+. As a rule, no municipality can have a credit rating higher than that of the country. The rating agency takes into account the measures aimed at stabilizing the municipal companies, the financial stability, …

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Sofia Investment Agency Presents New Investment Projects in Sofia to Economic Counselors, Trade Attaches and Chambers of Commerce

Investment projects related to several mineral water springs and a project in Chepinci, 8 km from the city centre were presented by the Sofia Investment and Privatization Agency at its first annual meeting with economic counselors, foreign trade attaches and bilateral chambers of commerce in Sofia on March 10. The amount of FDI to Bulagria for the period 2000-2015 is …

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Bulgaria Ranks 47th in Economic Freedom Index and 38th in Forbes’ Best Countries for Business

Bulgaria ranks higher than previous years in two 2017 index editions - The Heritage Foundation’s Economic Freedom Index and Best Countries for Business by Forbes. Bulgaria ranked 47th in Economic Freedom Index (up from 60th place) in 2016, and 38th (up from 45th) in Forbes. Bulgaria falls into the group of moderately free economic countries in …

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SENSATA Technologies Opens Its Largest Testing Facility In Sofia

Sensata Technologies officially opened a $3 million testing laboratory, its largest worldwide in Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The company is a global industrial technology leader in the development, manufacture and sale of sensors and controls for mission-critical applications that improve safety, efficiency and comfort in a wide array of automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, …

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Citizens, Companies, Schools and Kindergartens for a Homemade Green Sofia

On February 25, 2017, Innovation Starter in cooperation with Cleantech Bulgaria started the Homemade Green Sofia - a new initiative that aims to provoke the residents of the capital to think about how we can make Sofia greener, cleaner and a more pleasant city. And not only to think but to make efforts to bring their own green ideas to …

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ICT Sector in Bulgaria is The Best Performing Industry - 600% Income Growth for 10 Years

After ten years of EU membership software business in Bulgaria is the best performing sector of the ICT industry in this country, Bulgarian National Radio reported. Data comes from the independent consulting company CBN Pannoff, Stoytcheff& Co. that has been analysing ICT markets and businesses in the country for 26 years. Total incomes in 2016 reached 1 billion and 20 …

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Work & Share - the Newly Opened Co-working Space in Sofia

  New shared workspace opened at the beginning of March in Dianabad district in Sofia. Work & Share offers more than 300 seats over an area of 5 000 sq. m. Work & Share consists of two main buildings connected by a spacious area for entertainment, relaxation and informal meetings. Each of the main buildings combines shared open space, team …

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SIA Attended a Conference Dedicated to EU Regulations Over Collaborative Economy

SIA Attended a Conference Dedicated to EU Regulations Over Collaborative Economy

At a conference dedicated to the regulatory environment for the collaborative economy, experts and representatives from Wien commented on the European agenda for the shared economy - how to protect consumers, reduce the grey zone and protect the existing market operators. The attendees agreed on the fact that local municipal administrations are not able to resolve …

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Bike Rental Network to Start Operating in Sofia

  By the end of the year Sofia will launch a public bike rental scheme. Four hundred bicycles at 33 different locations in the city will be available for residents and visitors of the Bulgarian capital, announced Deputy Mayor of я аTransport Evgeni Krusev. The rental options will include a 30-minute free rental, and hourly rental of up to 1.60 …

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Bulgarian CEOs’ Top Priorities Are Innovations and Human Capital, Their Main Concern – Eurozone’s Future

Consulting and auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published in early March the complete results of its second survey among business leaders in Bulgaria, part of the 20th annual global survey of the company. The survey was conducted among 103 top managers of leading Bulgarian companies and the global survey comprised a total of 1 379 men and women at …

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Bulgarian Business Evaluates Education in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) published a survey among the members of the Chamber on their opinion about the level of education and the demand of the companies for personnel by specialties. The results also include proposals for improvements in the education sector. Employers once again evaluate the quality of training of university graduates in Bulgaria as …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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"Why Sofia" With Wilfried Durand, Founder of Onvey

"Why Sofia" With Wilfried Durand, Founder of Onvey

Wilfried Durand is a multi-hat web entrepreneur and startup advisor with a strong interest in building and growing global services. He discovered Sofia as a business destination five years ago while developing Mailjet, a French company he co-founded in 2010. Within the next two years Wilfried had hired a team of 25 people on 4 continents, including 10 in Sofia. The next company he founded - Onvey, is entirely based in Sofia.

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iHELP - the Lifeguard Mobile App

Every day we come across new mobile applications that entertain, inform or facilitate the user's’ everyday life. iHELP can do more than that because the app can save lives. Its software creates a network for mutual assistance and brings together families, friends, first aid personnel, medics, firefighters and most of all - ordinary people who are able to give first-aid …

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Teach For Bulgaria Recruits New Teachers

Teach For Bulgaria Recruits New Teachers

  Teach For Bulgaria has launched its new campaign for recruitment of teachers. The approved applicants will begin their training in July and will start teaching in September this year. For seven years now the NGO has been finding, training and using the capabilities of people, who are new to the education system but have the skills and talent to …

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women-innovators

Bulgarian Kristina Tsvetanova won the EU Prize for Rising Innovators Award for the World's First Tablet for the Blind

Kristina Tsvetanova, CEO and co-founder of the Austrian company, BLITAB Technology, which has produced the first tablet for blind users, won the EU prize for Rising Innovators Award фор Women Innovators 2017. This is the fourth edition of the contest and the Rising Innovators Award which Tsvetanova won is a new category introduced this year. It recognises excellence in female …

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EVENTS

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Oslo Will Meet Sofia in May

In May Bulgarian companies will meet with Norwegian businesses and organisations as part of the second stage of the project “Sofia meets Oslo. Oslo meets Sofia” . The initiative aims to strengthen trade relationships between Bulgaria and Norway and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and good practices within the green innovation, ICT, tech and other sectors, …

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Richard Branson with a Business Lecture in Bulgaria in May

The famous English business magnate, investor and philanthropist Richard Branson will visit Bulgaria to present a business lecture. The event will be held on May, 19 in Hall 1 of NDK. Sir Branson will deliver a public speech, encouraging entrepreneurs in Bulgaria to believe in their own success and find ways for making it happen. The main topics …

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Innovation Academy 2017 Now Open for Applications

University students may apply for the 4th edition of "Innovation Academy 2017 - Sofia Innovation Hackathon" organised by Innovation Starter. The initiative is in partnership with leading universities in Bulgaria and with the institutional support of the European Commission in Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality. Sofia Innovation Hackathon 2017 is a free access 24-hour marathon where university students develop and present …

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Webit in Search of Volunteers for the Program This Year

The WEBIT.Festival Europe 2017 team will let a group of young and ambitious volunteers to join them behind the scenes at the prestigious festival to be held this year on April 25-26, 2017 in Sofia Tech Park. A total of 200 volunteers will be selected, and they will be required to be active, responsible and outgoing individuals with interest in …

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Innovation Explorer 2017 Best Moments

The third edition of Innovation Explorer was held in a crowded hall and many questions from the audience to the keynote speakers. The forum took place on February 23 and met the expectations to give stage to the ideas of tomorrow and the ambassadors of the future to collide and unite different points of view in a common direction …

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BAIT Awards 2016 Highlights

BAIT Awards 2016 Highlights

BAIT Awards 2016 were presented in a very strong competition of candidates in all categories this year. Mobile applications, educational initiatives and innovative projects in the IT field spring up both from developed business structures, developing small teams and high school classrooms. According to the change in the regulation for the Special Award no applications were submitted and the award …

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