Seven Bulgarian teams and individuals have been listed in the New Europe 100 Challengers 2017. For a fourth year in a row the edition acknowledges the brightest and best citizens of central and eastern Europe’s – those who are changing the region’s societies, politics and business environments and displaying fresh approaches to prevailing problems.
The teams and individuals from 14 countries were selected by Google, the Financial Times, Res Publica (the Warsaw-based journal), and the state-supported Visegrad Fund promoting integration within central Europe.
Here are the challengers from Bulgaria
Anita Klasanova – co-founder and chief technologist of Roo Brands, which makes energy bars and cookies from dried fruits, raw nuts and superfoods. The inspiration for the company came from Ms Klasanova’s search for healthier snacks for her own children.
Dimitar Dimitrov – CEO of Tickey, an app that makes it easier for people to use public transport.
Zanni Sabev, Blagovest Dimitrov, Lyubomir Yanchev – co-founders of MClimate – IoT company which helps users control cooling and heating systems in their homes.
Joana Koleva, Iva Tsolova, Anton Gavrailov – co-founders of Jamba, an online platform providing training and career assistance for disabled people.
Rossi Mitova – founder and CEO of Farmhopping, an internet shopping platform connecting farmers and consumers.
Alexander Naydenov – co-founder of PaperHive, an online hub where scholars can collaborate in reading complex texts.
Neven Boyanov – a digital entrepreneur recently involved with creating DivaCare, a platform that helps women recover from breast cancer treatment through a cloud-based mobile platform that connects patients with their doctors, physical therapy providers, and support groups.
For more details of the New Europe 100 list see www.ne100.org