The pilot edition of Sofia Municipality’s Accelerator Startup Sofia completed with two days of an intense mentoring program for the 13 companies in the accelerator.
The program for support of innovative companies and social entrepreneurs is jointly implemented by the Municipal SME Guarantee Fund, the Europe Program of the municipality and the Sofia Investment Agency.
We are pleased to have attracted experts from LAUNCHub, BrightCap, EY Bulgaria, Dimitrova, Staykova and Partners, Out2Bound, 356Labs, The DOTS, Vangavis, Trending Topics Bulgaria, UNWE and the Fund of Funds into the mentoring program. Their participation made it possible to cover topics that the startups themselves identified as areas they needed guidance in: business planning, management styles, sales, design and presentation, digital marketing, fundraising, financing tools, foreign markets entry, working with institutions, contacts with media and partners.
We believe that, the experts provided not only inspiration and ideas for further development opportunities during the two days, but also practical guidelines for specific actions and tools with which the entrepreneurs will be able accelerate the realisation of their ideas.
The start-up companies in the program develop products and services in areas such as 3D printing, consumer experience, marketing and advertising, health care, education and others. We remain in contact with the entrepreneurs and ready to share our knowledge and contacts network in support of the business in Sofia even after the end of the program.
Congratulations to all companies and mentors at Accelerator Startup Sofia.