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Sofia Meets Oslo. Oslo Meets Sofia – First Stage Live

Over 30 representatives from leading Bulgarian and Norwegian companies and organizations discussed business development opportunities in the fields of green technology, smart cities, and entrepreneurship during the first stage of the event Sofia Meets Oslo. Oslo Meets Sofia, on 24 - 26 January 2017, organized by Sofia Investment Agency in cooperation with Sofia office of Innovation Norway. Sofia is no …

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BUSINESS

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Sofia Municipal Council Approved the 2017 Budget

On January 20th Sofia’s Municipal Council approved the budget of the city for 2017. The sum provided to Sofia municipality for the year is BGN 1.328 B (over 60 million increase from 2016). 401 million of the approved budget are assigned for investment activities, most of them will be allocated into actions toward green city environment…

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Sofia Attracts Half of the Total Investment in the Country, Shows SIA Latest Report

At the end of 2016 Bulgarian Institute for Market Economics prepared an “Economy and Investment Profile of Sofia” report for Sofia Investment Agency. According to the report Sofia is the biggest district economy in Bulgaria. About 39% of the country’s GDP is produced here. Sofia also attracts about half of the total foreign investment in the country. According to recent …

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Business Climate Indicator Up 0.8 pp for January 2017

The regular monthly poll by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found that the country’s business climate improved slightly in January, 2017 in comparison to the previous month. The total business climate indicator increased by 0.8 percentage point in comparison to December 2016, mainly due to the improved business climate in the industry and the service sectors…

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Three Chinese Companies Explore Investment Opportunities in Bulgaria

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba explores the opportunity to invest in a logistics center in Bulgaria to service orders from Europe, the Bulgarian government annunced last month. Alibaba also plans to start offering Bulgarian food and commodities through its online platform. Alibaba Group’s businesses includes core commerce, digital media, entertainment, cloud computing and innovation initiatives. Two more Chinese companies have expressed …

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EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey Outlines Moderately Optimistic Expectations for the Development of the Economy in 2017

Moderately optimistic expectations for the development of the economy in 2017, economic growth close to the levels of 2016, but also a certain degree of caution – these are the forecasts of Bulgarian companies expressed in the qualitative survey of business expectations in Europe “EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey 2017” (EES 2017). EES2017 is conducted for the 24th year in a row, …

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ENTREPRENEURS

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Bulgarian Team Stands Behind Space Challenges - the Biggest Free Space Educational Program in Europe

Space is closer than you think! A talented team of young Bulgarians stands behind Space Challenges - the biggest free Educational Program in the field of space science and exponential technologies in Europe. The curriculum includes Astrophysics, Astronomy, Biotechnology, AI & Robotics, Medicine & Neuroscience, Aerospace engineering, Space systems & Mission design, Nanotechnology, Planetary sciences and more. The program is …

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine Listed Bulgaria’s Thracian Lowlands As the Second Best Wine Destination for 2017

Wine Enthusiast rated Bulgaria’s Thracian Valley as the second best wine destination in the world for 2017 right after Argentina. The American magazine describes the region as one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world where wine has been made for over 7 000 years and where archaeological wonders combine with modern wines in a travel fantasyland. The list …

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Bulgarian Yogurt Ranked Number One in Dairy Foods' 2016 Best New Dairy Products Poll

Bulgarian Yogurt Ranked Number One in Dairy Foods' 2016 Best New Dairy Products Poll

Bulgarian yogurt Trimona was ranked Best product in the US for 2016 by the readers of the American magazine Diary Foods. Trimona is produced by Atanas Vulev from Plovdiv. He won the votes of more than 7 000 respondents. Readers voted for the Top Ten among the 30 products offered by the editors of the magazine. The competition is very …

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StoreGecko Enters the US Market

Sofia-based online shopping platform provider StoreGecko has signed a partnership deal with the US e-commerce provider BigCommerce, the company announced in January. StoreGecko's services will be offered by BigCommerce as one of the exclusive applications that will help online stores around the world to manage their products more quickly and easily. StoreGecko was established in 2014 in the Bulgarian …

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Seven Young Bulgarians in Forbes “30 Under 30” Europe 2017

Seven talented young Bulgarian entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders were included in the 2017 European edition of Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the categories of Manufacturing and Industry, Social Entrepreneurs, and Arts and Style…

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And the Oscar Goes to…

We are proud to  announce that the V-Ray software for 3D visualizations developed by the Bulgarian  Chaos Group won one of this year’s 18 Oscars for scientific and technical achievements in cinema. The award went to Vladimir Koylazov, co-founder of Chaos Group for original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray. V-Ray is a commercial rendering plug-in for 3D computer …

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The Office of Sofia-based Paysafe Ranked 7th Among the 25 Most Popular Offices in the World for 2016

The office of Paysafe Bulgaria was ranked 7th among the 25 most popular offices in the world for 2016. The global ranking was made by Office Snapshots, the leading website for office culture and office design, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Among the top listed offices were also Dropbox (Austin, Texas) - ranked 8th, Red Bull (Stockholm, Sweden) - …

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Kristina Tsvetanova Is Shortlisted in Women Innovators 2017

Kristina Tsvetanova is among the twelve outstanding women entrepreneurs nominated for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017. Kristina is the co-inventor of the award-winning innovation BLITAB® - the first tactile tablet for blind and visually Impaired people. She is the co-founder and CEO of BLITAB Technology GmbH - the World's Most Creative Start-up for 2015 and the European Winner …

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The First Artificial Intelligence Summit in Sofia

SOFIA AI SUMMIT was held for the first time in Bulgaria on January 26. The Artificial intelligence forum was initiated by the fast-growing software company hacker.works and Sofia AI - a global community of startup companies and researchers in the field of artificial intelligence, focusing on the importance of AI technologies, their added value for business, and what impact …

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Sofia Is Europe's Cheapest Travel Destination for 2017 According to Backpacker Index

In its 7th annual edition, Europe Backpacker Index ranks 56 of the continent’s most popular cities from the cheapest to the most expensive, says the tourist portal PriceofTravel. This year Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria is listed as number 1 in the list as Europe’s cheapest travel destination. How the Backpacker Index works: Each city index is calculated on one …

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EVENTS

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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 February 23 at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The other …

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At Webit.Festival Europe 2017, Sofia, We'll Discuss Smart Cities, IoT and Artificial Intelligence

Webit.Festival Sofia will gather world leading movers and influencers in innovations, business, politics, and education in support of entrepreneurship, sharing of expertise and experience and innovations for a better life. This year's event will be held on 25 and 26 of April in Sofia Tech Park under the patronage of Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and …

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Innovation Wars Began on Feb 23rd at the 3rd Innovation Explorer Forum, Sofia

For the third year in a row Innovation Explorer Bulgaria and Economedia challenged Bulgarian business and academia to think creatively and to strive for a better future. On February 23, 2017, at Sofia Event Centre twenty lecturers from around the world talked about creativity, open and disruptive innovation, social innovation and developing new products. Practical workshops were also on …

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