Past Event

November 21, 2018
Amsterdam

Speakers

  • Prince Constantijn van Oranje
    Prince Constantijn van Oranje Special Envoy StartupDelta
  • Andreas Beikos
    Andreas Beikos Head of Sofia Office at European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Bozhidar Bozhanov
    Bozhidar Bozhanov Founder and CEO LogSentinel
  • Daniel Tomov
    Daniel Tomov Founding Partner Eleven Ventures
  • Evgeny Angelov
    Evgeny Angelov Chairman Bulgarian Venture Capital Association
  • Hristo Stoyanov
    Hristo Stoyanov Regional Mandate Manager European Investment Fund
  • Ivailo Gospodinov
    Ivailo Gospodinov Partner BlackPeak Capital
  • Maurine Alma
    Maurine Alma CMO Takeaway.com
  • Milen Ivanov
    Milen Ivanov Director Founder Institute
  • Pavel Cholakov
    Pavel Cholakov Entrepreneur In Residence Startupbootcamp
  • Rayna van Aalst
    Rayna van Aalst CEO www.raynavanaalst.com
  • Sasha Bezuhanova
    Sasha Bezuhanova Founder and Chairperson MOVE.BG
  • Todor Breshkov
    Todor Breshkov Co-founder Launchub Ventures & BREF
  • Ton van’t Noordende
    Ton van’t Noordende Deeptech investor 01 Ventures

The event gathered
150 people

150 people attended our event in Amsterdam, gathering Bulgarian- and Dutch-based entrepreneurs, business professionals and investors. The discussion showed many synergies between the two ecosystems, such as mutual investments and successful exits. There were also common challenges for both countries, such as the problem of scaling up a company in Europe, as compared to the US where there are more success stories. Prior to the event, the panelists and organizers met Prince Constantijn van Oranje in a close meeting to exchange views on the Bulgarian and Dutch pipeline for business and talent.

Quotes

  • Six years ago there were only two funds and almost no angel investors in Bulgaria. Now, there are >€10M allocated to startups.

    Daniel Tomov Managing Partner Eleven Ventures
  • To promote Bulgaria as an investment destination and one for talent to come back is part of our job and we encourage this process.

    Andréas Beikos Head of Sofia Office European Investment Bank Group

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