betapitch | sofia

betapitch is the competition of betahaus, which gives the opportunity to some of the most talented and promising startups to present their business plans in front of a jury. By doing so, they receive feedback, support and ideas from specialists in various fields. The top ten startups will be selected and invited to pitch their ideas on the day of betapitch in front of a prominent jury, special guests and media.


betapitch will take place on 13th of May

The team that wins the competition will have the opportunity to stay in betahaus for 3 months, and develop their idea together with our colourful community of creative professionals. Besides, the winner gets the chance to participate at betapitch global in Berlin, where they will compete against other teams from around the world.


Winner takes it all:


The General Partner of betapitch | sofia – Telerik, a Progress Company:

team betapitch | sofia

Gergana Dzhevelieva

Geri is the social media guru and creative capacity of betahaus | Sofia.

Alexander Mihaylov

Alex is one of the cofounders of betahaus | Sofia, flying high visionary and CEO Besides this he knows the best spots to party hard and go cross country snowboarding early in the morning.

Elizabeth Lazarova

Elizabeth is a coworking cosmonaut dealing with business stuff in betahaus | Sofia. She is also Project manager of betapitch | Sofia. In her free time she enjoys hiking and travelling around the world.

Teodora Alexieva

Teddy has experience of about 5 years in digital marketing, advertising, extreme sports and leadership but she is still on her way to become knowledgeable. She leads the organization of all the events forming the overall atmosphere of the space.

jury members

Hristo Hristov

Hristo Hristov is CEO of Netinfo.
During his studies, he has also worked as a reporter at Darik radio and intern at BBC World service. After the internship, Hristo started a news website modeled after the BBC News. Ever since the digital media business has expanded and after a series
of mergers and acquisitions Netinfo is now the biggest digital media company in Bulgaria. Its portfolio includes:
The biggest Bulgarian email service ABV Mail, the #1 video sharing platform for local content Vbox7,The biggest MCN 7Talents.

Atanas Raykov

Atanas Raykov is the General Manager of Viber for Central and Eastern Europe and Director Telecom partnerships. His role is to build upon the already huge popularity of Viber in the region by offering quality local content and services to millions of users. Also, Atanas isresponsible for establishing partnerships with telecom operators worldwide.

Paris Childress

Soon after, he co-founded and developed MoitePari and Finzoom Financial Guide Network in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey. Later, in 2009, Paris founded Hop Online, a leading Bulgarian digital marketing outsourcing agency targeting the US and other English-speaking markets. In 2014, Paris joined Google as Country Business Development Manager for Bulgaria.

Ivan Takev

He is CEO of Bulgarian Stock Exchange.
He has been part of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange team since 2001 and was appointed CEO in 2008.
His entire experience is in the area of finance and capital markets. Prior to joining Bulgarian Stock Exchange Ivan Takev held an expert position at the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission.

Boyko Iaramov

Boyko Iaramov, Co-Founder of Telerik and Head of Telerik Academy
Boyko Iaramov is Co-Founder of the most successful software company, founded in Bulgaria - Telerik, a Progress company. Through the years, he has occupied various leadership roles within the company, including Chief Operation Officer, Chief Process Officer and Chief Information Officer.
Most recently, Boyko has also been helming the strategic development of Telerik Academy, the leading free training initiative in software engineering and digital technologies in Bulgaria.
Prior to co-founding Telerik, Boyko had served as Managing Director of a leading HR software

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