Vienna, Göteborg, Sofia Organizations and Entrepreneurs Introduce Ideas for Better Cities and Societies at Webit 2018 in Sofia

Vienna, Göteborg, Sofia Organizations and Entrepreneurs Introduce Ideas for Better Cities and Societies at Webit 2018 in Sofia

For the second year in a row Sofia Investment Agency hosted SOFIA’s PLACE in the exhibition area of Webit.Festival Europe 2018. SOFIA's PLACE welcomed hundreds of guests with a prepared program, presentations and opportunities for business meetings with foreign and Bulgarian partners. SOFIA's PLACE agenda has been jointly implemented by Sofia Tourism Administration, Sofia Development Association, the Green Sofia …

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BUSINESS

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SIA Invites Vienna Business Agency to Meet Sofia Business

SIA Invites Vienna Business Agency to Meet Sofia Business

Mrs. Sabine Ohler, head of International Business Development, and Mr. Nikolay Rodimov, regional manager of Vienna Business Agency, visited Sofia on June 25-27 at the invitation of Sofia Investment Agency. They took part in Meet Vienna Business Agency: Opportunities for Bulgarian Companies, an open meeting held on June 25 with Sofia entrepreneurs. In addition, they also attended and participated in …

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Digital Transition Partnership was Presented at SOFIA's PLACE at Webit 2018

Digital Transition Partnership was Presented at SOFIA's PLACE at Webit 2018

 The Digital Transition partnership Programme was presented at SOFIA's PLACE in the exhibition area of Webit.Festival Europe 2018. The partnership is part of the EU initiative Urban agenda for the EU. Sofia was selected as a co-coordinator of the partnership at the end of 2016 with Estonia and Oulu, Finland. The project’s coordinators Veronika Manova and Mika Rantakokko presented the …

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Sofia Investment Agency to Take Part in the Presentation of Bulgaria at the Expo Real International Exhibition in Munich

Sofia Investment Agency to Take Part in the Presentation of Bulgaria at the Expo Real International Exhibition in Munich

We are happy to announce that Sofia Investment Agency has been invited and will participate in the presentation of Bulgaria at EXPO REAL 2018 – Munich, the biggest real estate and investment fair in Europe. Our country will take part at the exhibition and will be presented as a real estate investment destination at the initiative of the Association of …

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300 Business Angels at EBAN Annual Congress 2018 in Sofia

300 Business Angels at EBAN Annual Congress 2018 in Sofia

Image Source: EBAN European Business Angels Network Europe’s largest and most influential Business Angel event, The EBAN Annual Congress 2018, took place in Sofia, 25-27 June, at the same time as Europe’s most influential technology event - Webit.Festival Europe 2018. The EBAN conference brought more than 300 elite business angels and investors to Sofia from across Europe, Africa, Asia and …

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SIA Presenting Recommendations on how to Offer Innovators Continental Scale during the InnoWeek Sofia 2018

SIA Presenting Recommendations on how to Offer Innovators Continental Scale during the InnoWeek Sofia 2018

The Innovative Enterprise Week Sofia 2018 conference took place in Sofia Tech Park on June 14-15. The event was organized by the European Commission, the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of Europe and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, in association with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and  …

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Sofia Investment Agency Presenting Sofia’s IT Sector in London During London Tech Week

Invest Sofia is a partner to the BBBA’s Bulgarian ICT Roadshow taking place in London and Liverpool this week. The roadshow is the first of its kind bringing 17 leading Bulgarian IT companies with close to 30 delegates and is included in the official programme of the London Tech Week and the International Business Festival in Liverpool. The participating Bulgarian companies …

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Round table “Investment Promotion Agencies: Empowering Innovative Europe”, Organized by Invest Bulgaria Agency Takes Place In Sofia

Round table “Investment Promotion Agencies: Empowering Innovative Europe”, Organized by Invest Bulgaria Agency Takes Place In Sofia

A meeting of the heads of the investment agencies of EU countries took place in Sofia on June 20th. The “Investment Promotion Agencies: Empowering Innovative Europe” meeting was held within the program of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The event was organized by Invest Bulgaria Agency (IBA) and was also attended by Sofia …

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Financial Times to Open Technology Center in Sofia

Financial Times to Open Technology Center in Sofia

The Financial Times in partnership with the Bulgarian office of the London-based consulting company Xoomworks is establishing a research and development center in Sofia. The technology team will be responsible for maintaining FT.com’s internal systems - subscription software, data domains, content publishing and distribution, billing and payments, finance and taxation reporting, corporate licensing, and more. The Financial Times is one …

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Accenture to Double its Employees in Bulgaria

Accenture to Double its Employees in Bulgaria

The global management consulting and professional services company Accenture plans to double its staff in Sofia and Plovdiv. The Bulgarian branch of the Dublin-based company announced its intentions to expand its IT team of 140 specialists by 160 within one year. Accenture offers IT service consulting, as well as e-commerce solution developing and consulting. The Bulgarian office has a key …

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Two Bulgarian AI Companies With New Growth Opportunities

Two Bulgarian AI Companies With New Growth Opportunities

The Bulgarian company for semantic software Ontotext, part of Sirma Group Holding AD, won funding in the amount of BGN 779 605 under the Innovation and Competitiveness Operational Program. The funding will be used to implement the ‘Іntеllіgеnt Mаtсhіng аnd Lіnkіng оf Orgаnіzаtіоn Dаtа frоm Dіffеrеnt Sоurсеѕ – СІМА’ project for a period of two years. In order to implement …

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Multivac Opens New Production Facility in Sofia for €18.8M

Multivac Opens New Production Facility in Sofia for €18.8M

The packaging company Multivac opened a new €18.8 million production facility in Sofia. The new manufacturing plant is located in the industrial area of Bozhurishte and has a total surface area of 20,000 square metres. In addition to a factory building for the production of machine parts for packaging equipment, the complex also includes a state-of-the-art warehouse …

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Bulgaria a Leader in Southeast Europe in Number of Fintech Companies

The new Southeast Europe Fintech and Innovations 2018 industry report by SeeNews is focusing on the IT sector in Southeast Europe (SEE). According to the report, Bulgaria is a leader in SEE with the highest number of fintech companies, a total of 70 enterprises, followed by Slovenia and Romania. Key insights from the Fintech and Innovations 2018 report Despite the …

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Sofia’s Urban Environment – News in Brief

Sofia’s Urban Environment – News in Brief

  On June 23, a new type of children's interactive technology center opened in Sofia. It is a place where children of different ages can learn about different fields of science through play and experiments. The center called TechnoMagicLand is located in Sofia Tech Park, in the Experimentarium building. The facility covers an area of 1 300 sq m and …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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"Why Sofia?" with Timo Railo, CTO at Appzio

"Why Sofia?" with Timo Railo, CTO at Appzio

 Appzio is a Finnish-Bulgarian tech startup that is working on a revolutionary technology for building mobile applications. The company is incorporated in Sofia since 2015 and to this day has gained 600 000 EUR of investment. Currently, Appzio has an established technology and a steady revenue flow. The company is actively looking to …

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New Online Business Network Unites Bulgarians on a Global Level

New Online Business Network Unites Bulgarians on a Global Level

The International Business Alliance.Bulgaria, a London-based company created by two Bulgarians, launched the one of a kind online business network of international business and culture with a Bulgarian connection. The alliance aims to bring together representatives of the entrepreneurship, investment and finance sphere, cultural industries, education, philanthropy on a global level. The networking platform www.ibaconnect.com already has more than …

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Current Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

An Entrepreneurship Fostering Procedure with a Total Budget of BGN 67 Mln Has Been Announced The procedure for submitting project proposals under the “Innovation and Competitiveness” 2014-2020 Operational Program is now open. BG16RFOP002-2.024 “Promotion of Entrepreneurship" grants a total amount of BGN 67 227 768.06 under the procedure. The funds will be used for the establishment and development of new …

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Upcoming International Trade Fairs

  Our monthly newsletter provides information on upcoming international trade exhibitions and fairs where you can introduce your business to a professional audience and potential partners and customers. Registration for participation in such forums usually takes place weeks and even months before the start of the events. The trade fairs listed below will take place in October, so you have …

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EVENTS

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30 Teams from 9 Balkan Countries Participate in the First Balkan Hackathon

30 Teams from 9 Balkan Countries Participate in the First Balkan Hackathon

The first Balkan Hackathon, organized by the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, Sofia Municipality and Sofia Development Association, the State e-Government Agency, Sofia Tech Park and Webit Foundation, is now over. Thirty teams from 9 Balkan countries took part in the 24-hour challenge, 24 managed to present a working demo to the jury. Nine …

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Upcoming Events in Sofia in July

Upcoming Events in Sofia in July

  Top 100 of Technology Companies in Bulgaria - Awarding Ceremony July 9, 2018 For the third year in a row, ICT Media will award the winners of the "Top 100 Technology Companies in Bulgaria" specialized edition. This year's ranking is based again on objective financial criteria, such as the profits and activity gross income for 2017 of Bulgarian and …

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