Visionaries

Ivan Dzheferov

Co-founder of the boutique software studio, developing mobile apps – Touch Awesome. Founder of the first hacker space in Plovdiv – Hackafe and the first co-working space in the town – Biz Labs. An essential connector for many professionals and business communities.

Plamen Panchev

Eng. Plamen Panchev is one of the main engines behind the development of modern industrial zones in Bulgaria. He is the Chairman of “Trakia Economic Zone” Cluster and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sienit Holding AD with 20 years of experience in industrial construction business.

Svetlozar Georgiev

Co-founder and Co-CEO of Telerik – a global software company acquired by Progress in 2014. Co-founder of Telerik Academy – a leading education organization that trains and grooms the digital builders of tomorrow. Active mentor to young entrepreneurs and an angel investor in promising Bulgarian startups.

Katerina Glushkova

Managing partner of Respect Consult Ltd. Ms. Gushkova is part of the expert team that created the first industrial zones in Bulgaria. In this area she has extensive experience and is sought for consultations regarding the implementation of major investment projects. At international level, she has helped many foreign companies to do successful business in Bulgaria.

Boyko Iaramov

Boyko Iaramov is one of the highest profile entrepreneurs of Bulgaria and a co-founder of Telerik and Telerik Academy. In a little over a decade since Boyko and his co-founders kickstarted Telerik, they grew the company from a small start-up to a leading global software provider with a 2.1 million developer community, over 800 employees in 11 offices across the globe.

Anna-Marie Vilamovska

From 2012 to 2017 Anna-Marie was the Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy and Healthcare Policy to Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev. In 2015 the Financial Times, Visegrad Fund, Google and ResPublica listed her as one of the NewEurope100 outstanding individuals leading world-class innovation from CEE.

Kuzman Iliev

Kuzman Iliev is an economic and political analyst, financial journalist and business consultant. He is editor and host of the financial TV show Boom&Bust at Bloomberg TV Bulgaria as well as of the political tv show The Day On Air. Kuzman is a co-founder or Brain Workshop Institute.