Invest Sofia is once again part of the Bulgarian delegation that will present our country at the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon between 13-16 November. The forum is one of the largest events in Europe for tech and digitalization breakthroughs. Our team will take part in the Bulgarian presence at the event together with over 20 technology companies from Sofia and the country and six venture capital funds. The strong presence at this year’s festival was initiated by the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Innovation and Growth, the Fund of Funds and Invest Sofia. Media partners are The Recursive and the communication agency Storytelling Studio.
Bulgaria’s success stories in developing the investment environment and local technological developments will be presented on 15 November in a three-hour panel “BreakingGrounds: Bulgaria’s Secret Rise as an Innovation Hub in Europe”. Part of the programme is also the discussion “Cultivating Bulgaria’s Engineering and IT Excellence & Diversity”, which will be attended by Victor Gusev, Head of the Investment Analysis Department at Invest Sofia together with the founders and CEOs of Bulgarian companies Integrator, Anthill, and Diginovo.
Our conversations with entrepreneurs and investors from Europe and around the world will focus on Bulgaria’s strengths and what makes our country a remarkable and attractive ecosystem for creating the next technological breakthroughs. Our team will be looking for contacts and future partners that will help us put on the international stage the untapped innovation potential that Bulgaria has to offer the world through its thriving tech community.
Part of the delegation are Ms. Milena Stoicheva, Minister of Innovation and Growth, Pavel Lisev, CEO and Member of the Management Board of the Fund of Funds, local private equity and venture capital funds that have been developing the environment in recent years, as well as experts from Endeavour Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA). To present their innovative products and services together with us in Lisbon are the companies Exadel, Encorp.io, Nasekomo, EuropeCloud, Integrator JSC, Evrotrust, Anthill, Diginovo, Scalefocus, Whisp, RSC, OddStorm, IT Crowd, Next Consult Next Consult, Bianor Holding, Telerik Academy, Dronamics, Growyze, Vodoraslo, LatticeFlow, Outdid, SpikeHub, and others.
The Web Summit events have so far brought together over half a million people from around the world through its several annual event platforms – Web Summit Lisbon, Web Summit Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Web Summit Qatar in Doha, Collision in Toronto and RISE in Hong Kong. Web Summit’s mission is to be a stage to connect visionaries, founders, investors, institutions and media that are changing the world.
Stay tuned in the coming days for updates from our participation at Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon.