(English) Neil Cocker is the CEO and co-founder of Ramp, which includes RampTshirts.com, Dizzyjam, and Cotton Cart. He is also the founder of Cardiff Start, Wales's largest tech startup community. Neil has worked with Downing Street, the Royal Family, Welsh Government, and Tech City UK on developing the startup economy.
Svetozar Georgiev is Co-Founder of Telerik and Telerik Academy – a leading education organization that trains and grooms the digital builders of tomorrow. In this role, Svetozar is responsible for driving Telerik Academy’s strategy across all streams and establishing it as a partner to all companies. Today, he is also an active mentor to young entrepreneurs and an angel investor in promising Bulgarian startups.
Sasha Bezuhanova is a senior executive, angel investor and philanthropist with a 20-years executive business career in HP.
She is the founder of MOVE.BG - non-partisan platform for collaboration in finding sustainable solutions for the state, economy and society via innovation, participation and co-creation and the initiator of EDIT.BG – open network initiative for digital innovation.
Sasha is Chair of the Boards of Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technologies, Technical University in Sofia, a member of women in VC network, and was named Digital woman of Europe for 2013 and one of the Top 100 Challengers in New Europe 100 for 2015.
Daniel is a leader with 17 years international experience in large multi-nationals, as well as tech startups. He has lived and worked in Tel Aviv, Brussels, Zurich, and Barcelona and speaks 6 languages. With bachelor's degree in computer science and business administration, he soon co-founded his first startup FranceBusinessPlus. He later joined Mercury Interactive, at the time #1 Israeli testing software company, that HP later acquired for $4.5Bn. Daniel was also in charge of international business development in 4S, where he also sponsored the creation of a new product, that became the only software sale (over $1M) from Turkey to UK ever recorded. In Bulgaria he is a mentor, investor, founder and enthusiast in Eleven Ventures startup accelerator. He has brought a number of Bulgarian IT companies to the Middle East markets.
Vassil Terziev is a serial entrepreneur best known for co-founding and leading Telerik, one of the world’s biggest vendors of developer tools. Today he is an active angel investor, co-founder of Telerik Academy, Endeavor Bulgaria Board Member and active participant in the development of the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria.
Boris Georgiev started his career at Google in '13 as Head of Google Enterprise for SEE region with the Google Enterprise in Bucharest. In 2014 he took responsibility of the whole CEE region as part of the Google for Work team. Since the beginning of '17, he is responsible for the Google Cloud business in CEE, Russia & CIS regions. Google Cloud technologies cover Infrastructure-, Platform-, Database-, Machine Learning- as well as Data-Analytics-as-a-Service. Нe is also covering all other services across Cloud Platform, G Suite, Chrome and Android. Before Google, he worked in different roles in Telco Sales at Cisco, covering Networking, Security, Data Center and Unified Communications solutions, with his last role being the sales lead of Cisco's Telco team for Bulgaria.
Valentina graduated with a double Bachelors in Economics and Law from The University of Buckingham before going on to complete a Masters in International Trade and Commercial Law. She then worked as a researcher for The Economist , and The Institute of Economic Affairs. Valentina is a co-founder and head of Business Development for the Bulgarian Venture Capital Association. She was the Business Development Associate during the Techstars London 2017 cohort, before returning to Bulgaria, where she is currently helping the MD organise his European tour.
Nikola Yanev is president of the Bulgarian entrepreneurship organization – Start It Smart, founder of the online magazine Entrepreneur.bg and co-organizer of the weekly networking event Silicon Drinkabout Sofia. Nik is passionate about education, startups and traveling. He is a university dropout who build his own educational program matching his interests and goals.
Janet was a co-director of the Berlin chapter of Founder Institute for 3 years and was one of the first team members of the startup Honeypot.io, a Berlin-based marketplace in the HR in Tech industry. In Jan 2017 she moved back to Sofia, determined to develop the local startup ecosystem, joined the Sofia team of Founder Institute and also took on a role as Product Owner of new fintech product for Paysafe. She’s passionate about blockchain, astrophysics, psychology and education.