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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 02nd Nov. ’18

the prizes this year:

 

*Winner will be pitching at BETAPITCH Global the grand final in Berlin, taking place on November 15th, during the Investors day


*3 months free workspace at betahaus Sofia


 

*free logo from INTO Branding


*2 hours consultancy with jury members Rumyana Trencheva, Jag Singh and Niko Vijayaratnam


*1 years free hosting, domain and certificate for the winner from superhosting.bg, and discount codes for the other finalists


*Full Fellowship* worth 549 USD for the New Season of Founders Institute Sofia

The winner of betapitch competition in Sofia is eligible to the fellowship upon application and acceptance.


*fast-track access to TECHSTARS Berlin Program


*2 hours monthly mentoring for 6 months with a top manager from DHL Express


moderator

Oron Barber

15 years in the management and marketing spheres and love every minute.
Invested is some businesses and founded successful and non-successful start-ups. Specialized in Direct marketing, performances and branding for clients and partners. Focused on Crypto markets, Fin tech and Blockchain technologies Consulting to fin tech firms and partner in very successful projects. 

jury members

Rumyana Trencheva

is Head of Global Partner Organization at SAP for Central and Eastern Europe, before that she successfully managed and doubled the SAP business in South-East Europe, where she was the Managing Director of the cluster of 10 countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia. Rumyana was also managing the business of SAP in Bulgaria for more than 5 years, where she had triple digit growth y-o-y and significantly increased SAP presence on the local market.

Jag Singh

is one of Europe's most active angel investors, and is currently the Managing Director of Techstars Berlin. Previously, he was the Managing Director for the METRO Accelerator for Retail, powered by Techstars. He's founded several companies (including two exits and a spectacular failure), and invested in over 70 startups over the last six years, including three that went through Techstars accelerators.

Niko Vijayaratnam

is Head of Product for FT Core who develop the platform products supporting the content, data and subscription models at the Financial Times. Prior to working for the FT, Niko has developed products for global media companies such as the BBC and Dow Jones & WSJ, as well as his own startup

Rossi Mitova

is a co-founder and CEO of farmhopping – an online marketplace where farmers can create and manage their own online storefronts and sell their products directly to customers.
Farmhopping is also winner of betapitch sofia 2013 and betapitch Global finalist. They became the first Bulgarian Seedcamp funded company.

keynotes | successful exits

Imperia Online

Dovroslav Dimitrov, cofounder

BG Menu

Vladimir Davtchev, cofounder

OPENING KEYNOTE

BETAPITCH winner 2017

PRINTIVO, biotechnology startup

Spas Kerimov, cofounder

ambassadors - BETAPITCH Sofia 2018

Deni Simeonova

She is the CEO of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE) where she leads and supports a community of 200+ members while coordinating projects such as the Bulgarian National Finale of Central European Startup Awards, the individual mentoring program ABLE Mentor, the digital startup map of Bulgaria - StartupNavigator.eu and others.

Natanail Stefanov

is one of the startup enthusiasts at BESCO – the Bulgarian Startup Association and an Executive Board member at Sofia Tech Park. He loves Bulgaria and is devoted to working for the economic and social development of the country. His mission with BESCO is to establish better communication between the startup community and institutions, so that an even friendlier business and investment environment is created in Bulgaria through legislation improvements, more effective policies, and specific actionable initiatives.

Evelina Prodanova

Evelina is an organizational psychologist with a burning desire to see how companies are formed, grow and develop into healthy organizations. This is where the true interest towards startups comes from! To take this further, she got herself into a PhD adventure devoting herself to a research contributing to the development of the Bulgarian startup eco-system! Evelina is part of Uber Engineering Sofia, leading all internal and external non-tech programs.

the 10 selected startups

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