Remember Slovenian Week on inventures? Well, we’re doing it all over again, but this time with Bulgaria in the spotlight! That’s seven days of startup buzz coming straight to you from Sofia and beyond. We’ve talked to established entrepreneurs and influential investors as well as to up-and-coming startups and other prominent insiders. Here are some stand-out quotes that should give you an idea of what to expect. Make sure to come back and check who said what!
“It [the scene] is vibrant and alive, enticing many young people into becoming entrepreneurs and that’s probably one of the best things that has happened to this country in the last 20 years.”
“One day you feel like you’ve just conquered the world, the next you think you’re closing down the company.”
“When we started up, there wasn’t really much of a startup culture in Bulgaria, so many people thought we were crazy – we probably were.”
“My whole place and my neighbour’s apartment got flooded.”
“Getting an investor doesn’t equal getting a solution. It’s not my job to deliver solutions on a silver plate to startups.”
“Bulgaria is not the Silicon Valley, investors do not “throw” their money in the air and we do not have billion-dollar exits.”
“With the enormous talent in the Bulgarian IT sector and with one of the top Internet speeds in the world, it is scandalous that e-government in Bulgaria is not more developed.”
Look out for the articles marked with a passport stamp, and get your daily fix of Bulgarian entrepreneurship!
Our special thanks go to our man on the field, Nikola Yanev, for all his scouting and to the team at LAUNCHub for their networking support!
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