Invest Sofia to Join BIOTECH ATELIER 2.0 – the International Forum without Analogue in the Bulgarian BioTech Ecosystem


Sofia Investment Agency is pleased to announce that CEO Mr. Vladimir Danailov was invited to speak at BIOTECH ATELIER – the one-of-a-kind event in the biotechnology field in Bulgaria that will be held on the 25th of September 2019 at the John Atanasov Innovation Forum, Sofia Tech Park. Vladimir Danailov will join the panel discussion “Access to Funding for Startups and Mature BioTech Companies in Bulgaria”.  

BIOTECH ATELIER 2.0 will bring together international experts with experience in the areas of: advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), artificial Intelligence and machine learning in medicine, the MEGA project, personalized medicine, biomarkers and biobanking, medical practice data (RWD / RWE), clinical trials, patient advocacy, access to funding and more.

The purpose of the initiative, organised by Prescriptia and the Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine (BAPEMED), is to once again bring together leading Bulgarian and international experts focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, catalyzing the growth and development of the Bulgarian and Southeastern European biotechnological ecosystem. The founders of BIOTECH ATELIER are convinced in the potential of life sciences and biotechnology, and believe that the key to successful development of the environment is in the international collaboration between science and industry. Both sides will have the opportunity for a direct dialogue on the day of the event.

This year, the Biotech Atelier will also organize 2 additional events – Intellectual Property and Technological Transfer on September 24th, organised with the British Embassy, and Computer Validation in the GMP Regulatory Standard, organised by Pharmalex Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Association of Qualified Persons on October 2nd  and 3rd.


You are welcome to become part of this ambitious event, dedicated to the biotechnological business and science innovation in the region.

As a partner of Sofia investment Agency, you can get a discount on your registration fee for the BIOTECH ATELIER 2.0. To receive your discount, please use this code: BIO20SILVER.

To register for the event, please visit its website: biotech-atelier.com

To stay up-to-date with the event you can follow the official  LinkedIn page or Facebook page.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr Miladin Ivanov, e-mail: miladin.ivanov@simbula.eu, mob.: +359 896 51 02 63.


Meet Sofia Investment Agency at EXPO REAL 2019 in Munich

For the first time, the largest real estate exhibition in Europe is organising a separate discussion panel dedicated to Bulgaria.


Commercial real estate market in Bulgaria –

opportunities and perspectives 2020

07/10/2019  | 13:00 – 13:45 | Hall A1, Stand 250

Language: English

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We will be presenting investment opportunities in Sofia in the construction and real estate sector at Expo Real 2019. Expo Real, the largest B2B trade real estate fair in Europe will take place in Munich on October 7 – 9. We will provide up-to-date information about office space, retail space, logistics and industrial areas and the general economic and investment environment in the city.

As part of the discussion, the Chief Executive Officer of Sofia Investment Agency, Vladimir Danailov, will present the macroeconomic and development trends in Sofia.

Visit Bulgaria’s Booth

07-09/10/2019  |  Hall A1, Stand 442

Contact us to make an appointment during the fair.



+359 896 160 104                                                                                                    





This year, the Bulgarian stand at  Expo Real will be even bigger – 120 m². Ten Bulgarian companies will present their projects within the exhibition. For the second consecutive year, Sofia Investment Agency has been involved as an institutional partner in the presentation of Sofia at the invitation of the Association of Commercial Building Owners in Bulgaria (ACBO).  

In 2018, Bulgaria and Sofia were present at Expo Real for the first time in the history of the fair. Thus, Sofia became the first city to represent Bulgaria at an event at Messe München and the adjacent International Congress Center, where dozens of international forums, including EXPO REAL are held throughout the year. 

The EXPO REAL event for real estate and investment projects in Munich is the largest B2B trade show in Europe. It takes place every year in October in Munich. This year, 2 095 exhibitors from 41 countries will be present at 64 000 m2. The participants in EXPO REAL reflect the entire spectrum of real estate businesses: investors and financiers, designers and project managers, consultants and intermediaries, corporate property managers, architects and representatives of cities and economic regions. 

You can find more information about the exhibition at the following links:



What are the Most Frequently Asked Questions by Foreigners? ‘Living & Doing Business in Bulgaria’ Seminar to Provide the Answers


Sofia Investment Agency and Kambourov & Partners Law Firm are jointly organising the ‘Residing & Doing Business in Bulgaria’ seminar to take place on September 18th, 2019, at Polygrafia Conference Center. Our teams will meet with representatives of foreign embassies and consulates in Bulgaria, advisory companies, investors and investment funds.

Practical answers will be given to questions under three main topics:


  • Residence and import of workforce in Bulgaria, procedures for the acquisition of a work permit or a blue card in Bulgaria
  • Acquisition of property by foreign natural persons and companies, legal and tax aspects of property acquisition in Bulgaria
  • Business and personal data protection in the Republic of Bulgaria and information security

The joint event is designed to provide expert answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by foreign persons willing to reside in Bulgaria successfully and for a long term. 

For detailed information on how you can establish your daily life and business in Sofia, please refer to our team. We will gladly provide you with all the necessary information.


The Mentoring Programme for Companies in Accelerator Startup Sofia to Launch This Week


Sofia Investment Agency is organising the mentor programme at “Accelerator Startup Sofia” of Sofia Municipality on September 11 and 12. The 12 mentors come from the start-up ecosystem, including VC funds, the private and public sectors and academia.  The two-day training will cover a wide range of topics like business planning, sales, design and presentation, digital marketing, fundraising, financing tools,  entering foreign markets, working with institutions and more. 

We thank the mentors who will join the training programme of “Accelerator Startup Sofia”. We are delighted to have attracted experts from LAUNCHub, BrightCap, EY Bulgaria, Dimitrova, Staykova and Partners, Out2Bound, 356Labs, The DOTS, Vangavis, UNWE and Fund of Funds to the initiative. We believe that their experience and guidance will help the successful development of young companies. 

See here all mentors and session topics during the two days of the mentoring programme. 


“Accelerator Startup Sofia” launched in January 2019. More than 40 innovative startup companies and projects applied and 13 of them received grants of up to BGN 10 000 and access to the mentoring programme in September. 

The beneficiaries of the programme develop products and services in areas such as 3D printing, consumer experience, marketing and advertising, health care, education and others.

The initiative is a pilot project of Sofia Municipality and is jointly implemented by Invest Sofia, the Municipal SME Guarantee Fund and Sofia Municipality’s Europe Programme. The programme aims to support innovative, social and start-up companies that develop innovative products, services or processes. Check out the companies and finalists in the first edition of the Accelerator.