Sofia Investment Agency to Present Sofia at Expo Real Exhibition in Munich

Sofia Investment Agency to Present Sofia at Expo Real Exhibition in Munich

The team of Sofia Investment Agency will present the investment profile and investment opportunities in Sofia in the construction sector at the biggest real estate and investment forum in Europe - EXPO REAL 2018, to be held on October 8-10 in Munich. Sofia will have its own stand for the first time in the history of the exhibition. With …

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BUSINESS

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SIA to Present Investment Opportunities in Sofia at Fórum Bizfeira in Portugal

SIA to Present Investment Opportunities in Sofia at Fórum Bizfeira in Portugal

At the invitation of Emiento Sousa, mayor of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, Sofia Investment Agency will present the investment profile of Sofia and the business opportunities in the capital at the international Fórum Bizfeira in Portugal. The invitation followed a meeting held in Sofia in May, when Sofia Investment Agency presented the opportunities for business in the city to a …

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Sofia Investment Agency Presented the Business Climate and the Investment Opportunities in Sofia during the Opening of the International Forum ‘Cooperation between Moscow and Bulgaria’

Sofia Investment Agency Presented the Business Climate and the Investment Opportunities in Sofia during the Opening of the International Forum ‘Cooperation between Moscow and Bulgaria’

 The international forum ‘Cooperation between Moscow and Bulgaria’ took place on October 2  in the National Palace of Culture as part of the official programme of the Cultural Days of Moscow in Bulgaria. The focus of the event was on the economic cooperation and investment potential of Moscow and Bulgaria. The forum aimed to support the development of bilateral …

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Sofia Investment Agency to Present Sofia’s Digital Transformation Strategy in Thessaloniki at the Digital Cities Challenge Academic Seminar

Sofia Investment Agency to Present Sofia’s Digital Transformation Strategy in Thessaloniki at the Digital Cities Challenge Academic Seminar

Sofia Investment Agency will present the Digital Transformation Strategy of Sofia at the next Academic Seminar of the Digital Cities Challenge program. The meeting will take place on October 17-18 in Thessaloniki and will be attended by representatives of all 43 participating cities and mentors in the project of the European Commission, which Sofia won a participation in. The strategy …

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Sofia Joins the SCALE Start-up and Entrepreneurship Platform

Sofia Joins the SCALE Start-up and Entrepreneurship Platform

Sofia Investment Agency joined the international start-up and entrepreneurship platform SCALE. Our team worked on the development of Sofia’s profile at SCALE, which aims to show the city’s potential as an entrepreneurial and start-up destination and the opportunities it could offer to entrepreneurs from Europe and all around the world. SCALE (The Startup City Alliance Europe) is an online …

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JYSK’s Distribution Center near Sofia to be the Tallest in Bulgaria

JYSK’s Distribution Center near Sofia to be the Tallest in Bulgaria

The first part of the new logistics hub of the Danish household goods chain JYSK in the Bozhurishte Industrial Zone near Sofia will become operational as of this month. The construction works started in the summer of 2017, when the company announced its plans to invest EUR 100 million to build its fourth logistic …

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Ocado Officially Opened Its New Office in Sofia

Ocado Officially Opened Its New Office in Sofia

  At an official opening ceremony held on September 20th, Ocado Technology’s new office in Sofia was officially opened by the British Ambassador to Bulgaria Emma Hopkins OBE. It was a pleasure to attend the official opening of Ocado's own dedicated and standalone software development center in Sofia. “Congratulations to the management team and to all talented engineers who will …

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Two More Acquisitions in the Bulgarian ICT Industry

Two More Acquisitions in the Bulgarian ICT Industry

The Bulgarian software company ScaleFocus announced the acquisition of 100% of the Sofia-based privately held Upnetix, one of the 50 worldwide certified Google development agencies. Upnetix specializes in mobile engineering, front-end development and design-driven digital transformation. Tagging the Upnetix team, ScaleFocus will strengthen its capacity and technical skills in mobile engineering, front-end and design-driven digital …

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17 Bulgarian Companies Rank in Coface­­ CEE Top 500

17 Bulgarian Companies Rank in Coface­­ CEE Top 500

17 Bulgarian companies rank again in the Coface’s list of the biggest companies in Central and Eastern Europe for 2017 - CEE Top 500. The total turnover of the Bulgarian companies included in the ranking of the international credit insurer reached EUR 18.552 billion, which is an increase of some EUR 2 billion compared to the year before. Their net …

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The newly establish Foundation “Creative Industries” aims to support and promote the Computer Graphics  industry in Bulgaria

The newly establish Foundation “Creative Industries” aims to support and promote the Computer Graphics  industry in Bulgaria

The Creative Industry Foundation is established in early 2018, aiming to unite and support the young people, professionals and companies/studios, involved and actively working in the realm of 3D visualization and design in Bulgaria. The foundation aims to create means for collaboration and development of the business environment and the educational and training ecosystems in Bulgaria. Four main pillars form …

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Sofia’s Urban Environment – News in Brief

Sofia’s Urban Environment – News in Brief

Sofia Municipality Starts Autumn Campaign to Collect Household Textile Waste The campaign is under the slogan “It’s time for wardrobe detox” and aims to reduce textiles in mixed household waste, as well as to recall the importance of textile waste sorting for the environment, including air quality. The campaign was launched with mobile stations according to schedule in September and …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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Become “Manager for a Day" at Sofia Investment Agency - Apply for the Positions of Head of Investment and Business Development Department or Chief Executive Officer

Become “Manager for a Day" at Sofia Investment Agency - Apply for the Positions of Head of Investment and Business Development Department or Chief Executive Officer

For another year, Sofia Investment Agency (SIA) will take part in the “Manager for a Day” initiative, organized for the 17th consecutive year by Junior Achievement Bulgaria. You may submit applications for the following senior management positions: Head of Investment Analysis Department and Chief Executive Officer. We will be happy to welcome you at our office in the center of …

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Opportunities to Expand to New Markets: the Czech Republic

Opportunities to Expand to New Markets: the Czech Republic

Due to the strong interest of Sofia businesses in opportunities to expand to new markets, we publish an overview of the opportunities for entering the market of the Czech Republic and the special features of the local business environment. The article was prepared by Georgi Stoilov, trade representative for Bulgaria in the Czech Republic at the Trade and Economic Office …

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You May Apply for Financial Support to Cover Participation Costs for Vienna Fintech Week

You May Apply for Financial Support to Cover Participation Costs for Vienna Fintech Week

Between November 15-23 Vienna will host Vienna Fintech Week - an initiative of Fintech Austria, the Austrian Bankers Association, FINTECHMATTERS  and Vienna Business Agency. Vienna Fintech Week aims to be a platform for meetings and exchange of experience between fintech organizations from Austria, Europe and the rest of the world, to enable the opportunity to share experience and vision of …

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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Chivas Venture Social Entrepreneur Competition to Give Away USD 1 Mln to Social Entrepreneurs Startups with socially significant projects can apply for the Chivas Venture competition. The global contest is held for the fifth consecutive year, and has a total prize pool of USD 1 million. It aims to fund ideas that address social and environmental issues worldwide. The application …

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EVENTS

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The forthcoming edition of Global Tech Summit – the leading technological forum in Eastern Europe

The forthcoming edition of Global Tech Summit – the leading technological forum in Eastern Europe

The international technological forum Global Tech Summit, consisting of the Java2Days, CodeMonsters and AI&Smart Tech conferences, the Tech4Kids and Free Tech Training educational initiatives with free access and Technology4Business - an event for business leaders,  will take place between November 27th and 29th, in the Congress center of the National Palace of Culture (NDK). Global Tech Summit is …

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Sofia Investment Agency Takes Part in Soft Unit Conference to Support the “Stay Here Where Your Story Matters!” Campaign  

SIA Takes Part in Soft Unit Conference to Support the “Stay Here Where Your Story Matters!” Campaign  

On September 28-29 Sofia Event Center hosted the first Soft Unit Conference - an initiative of SoftUni, one of the largest and most respected educational institutions in Bulgaria, in partnership with FlyEvents. The event aimed to bring together people looking for personal and professional development in Bulgaria and the business and its needs. The Conference was officially opened by …

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Upcoming Events in Sofia in October

Upcoming Events in Sofia in October

ADDITIVE DAYS IN SOFIA October 3-6, 2018 I Sofia Tech Park Additive Days is a new four-day 3D show organized by B2N and partners. The event is focused on the fast-growing sector of additive manufacturing technologies and their multifaceted applications in sectors like medicine, industrial design, education and many more. Additive Days aims to create a propitious occasion for a …

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