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SIA at the International Forum Global Project Plaza 2017

SIA at the International Forum

Global Project Plaza 2017

Vladimir Danailov, CEO of Sofia Investment Agency (SIA), participated in the international event Global Project Plaza 2017, organized by Korea's Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in Seoul, Korea. The event was organized by the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea and aims to connect the largest Korean companies and institutions in the field of infrastructure and industry …

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BUSINESS

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The Potential of Partnerships with China

The Potential of Partnerships with China

The Bulgarian business has a lasting interest in the vast Chinese market  and is constantly looking for growth opportunities. This is the reason why  China has traditionally held a leading spot in the list of Bulgaria's trading partners outside the EU. This article aims at giving you initial information for the opportunities and concrete steps for taking up business contacts …

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Three International Rating Agencies and the IMF with Positive Assessment of Bulgaria's Rating

International Rating Agencies and the IMF with Positive Assessment of Bulgaria's Rating

Three international rating agencies improved their assessments of Bulgaria. These are S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s и Fitch Ratings. Here are the ratings. S&P Global Ratings The agency upgraded the outlook on Bulgaria's sovereign credit rating to “positive” from “stable”. S&P affirmed Bulgaria's long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings at BB+ and B, respectively. The outlook …

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A National Association for Development of Historic Sites Was Set Up on Sofia Municipality Initiative

A National Association for Development of Historic Sites Was Set Up on Sofia Municipality Initiative

On June 2, within the framework of the discussion “Historical cities - preservation and development", organized jointly by the “24 chasa” newspaper and Sofia municipality, the establishment of the National Association for Development of Historic Sites in Bulgaria was signed. The Association will aim at legislative changes that will implement measures to protect cultural monuments. There are 1400 tangible cultural …

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New Investment Projects in Sofia

New Investment Projects in Sofia

Danish Jysk and ECOPACK Bulgaria officially announced their investment plans in Sofia. Jysk Within two years, Danish furniture chain Jysk will build a new logistics centre near Sofia. The investment exceeds 100 million euros. The contractor is a Sofia-based construction company - Mix-Construction. According to Allan Kjærgaard, Jysk’s Executive Vice President Logistics, the hub near Sofia will significantly speed up …

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VUZF to Open a New "Management of Innovation Dialogue" Masters Programme

VUZF to Open a New "Management of Innovation Dialogue" Masters Programme

University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship (VUZF University) starts a new “Innovation Dialogue” masters programme which will cover the full cycle of management of innovation processes. The aim of the academic specialty is to meet the growing demand for skills in the field of public-private innovation partnerships. The first class for the school year 2017-2018 will start with the …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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Why-Sofia-Krum-Hadjigeorgiev-Melon

“Why Sofia” with

Krum Hadjigeorgiev, Co-founder and CEO of Melon

Krum Hadjigeorgiev is co-founder and CEO of the Bulgarian software development outsourcing company Melon. Melon is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM) and the Bulgarian Web Association (BWA), and has won a number of awards, including the Software Development award at E-volution Awards 2016 organized by Forbes. Melon is running offices …

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Bulgarian Start-up in the Final of the Chivas Venture Competition

Bulgarian Start-up in the Final of the Chivas Venture Competition

You have until June 12 to vote for the world's most successful start-up in the Chivas Venture competition. The Bulgarian finalist this year is Sea Harmony, a start-up from Varna, with their innovative development of vertical mussel farms. The company competes with 29 promising start-ups worldwide for a USD 250 000 share of the USD 1 000 000 prize …

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Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Accepts Applications for Central Europe’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Accepts Applications for Central Europe’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies

Technology Fast 50 for Central Europe, a program organized by the international consulting company Deloitte, accepts applications by start-ups and developed technology companies until July 31. The applications must be completed online form on the Technology Fast 50 website. The ranking of technology companies is based on the revenue growth over the past 4 years - from 2013 to 2016. …

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Climate-KIC Accelerator Bulgaria Is Open for Applications by Cleantech Startups

Climate-KIC Accelerator Bulgaria Is Open for Applications by Cleantech Startups

The Climate-KIC Accelerator Bulgaria program is open for the second consecutive year for applications by start-ups with ideas in the field of clean technology, environmental protection and sustainable energy solutions. Climate-KIC Accelerator is the largest European entrepreneurial initiative for clean technologies to tackle climate change. It is held by the Cleantech Bulgaria NGO and is supported by the …

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EVENTS

The Highlights of the DigitalK 2017 Technology Conference

The Highlights of the DigitalK 2017 Technology Conference

Sofia gathered more than 60 lecturers and over 2,500 visitors during the annual two-day technology conference DigitalK - one of the leading digital technology forums in Southeast Europe. On June 8 and 9, the organizers from “Kapital” and the funds LAUNCHub Ventures and NEVEQ gave the audience the opportunity to meet with the latest trends in the world …

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Ideas for a Better Sofia: Sofia Innovation Hackathon 2017

Ideas for a Better Sofia: Sofia Innovation Hackathon 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Innovation Starter organized Academy of Innovation - Sofia Innovation Hackathon for students. The most important part of the competition was a 24-hour marathon, where the young teams developed and presented great ideas within three categories: Digital Environment, Products and Services of the Future, Branding /Competitive Advantages/ of Sofia City. This year students from New …

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Don't Miss Out in Sofia

Don't Miss Out in Sofia

Don't miss out in Sofia in June:   Financial Forum Innovation, June 13 Financial Forum Innovation is an unique independent event dedicated to the financial innovations in Bulgaria. The event is organised by the Bank of the Year Association in partnership with UNWE. Innovations in financial sector are an increasingly significant factor in the development and success of financial institutions. …

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