October 23, 2017 | Sofia Tech Park, "John Atanasov" Hall

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the event

Entrepreneurs meet scaling opportunities, investors meet high-impact visionaries, executives find inspiring ventures. Audience served by no other such forum in the CEE region. Endeavor Bulgaria is organizing an invite-only conference on October 23rd, 2017, bringing together 200+ entrepreneurs, executives and investors. Dare to Scale will showcase successful ventures and create a platform for CEE entrepreneurs to share challenges and explore opportunities.

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Endeavor

Endeavor is a leading non-profit organization, operating in 28 countries, supporting 1500+ entrepreneurs who generated revenues of $10B for 2016. The organization leads the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement and promotes economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.


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Kiril Boshov


Eurohold

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Rick Hess


Hess LLC

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Petia Dimitrova


Postbank

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Rosen Plevneliev


President of Bulgaria 2012/17

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Praveen Paranjothi


European Investment Fund

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Karel Obluk


ex-CEO AVG

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Allen Taylor


Endeavor Catalyst

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Bojidar Neytchev


PwC

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Dennis Smith


Evolution Equity Partners

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Stefan Gugushev


Gugushev & Partners Law Firm

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Plamen Russev


Webit Foundation

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Vassil Terziev


Telerik Academy

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Barbaros Özbugutu


Iyzico

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Jeremiah Daly


Elephant VC

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Simon Kaluza


SAP

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Pressian Karakostov


Titan Gate

Agenda

Agenda

23-10-2017
Download

08:30 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Opening remarks

10:00 - 10:30

Securing global VC capital

Praveen Paranjothi, Equity Investments at EIF

10:30 - 11:00

The path to innovation and growth

Karel Obluk, ex-CEO at AVG

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 11:45

The importance of support structures for entrepreneurs

Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria 2012-2017

11:45 - 13:30

Lunch break & networking

13:30 - 14:00

Discussion - The Art of Scaling Up Businesses Beyond the Horizons.

Kiril Boshov (Chairman - Eurohold Group), Barbaros Ozbugutu (CEO - iyzico), Karel Obluk (Partner - Evolution Equity Partners). Moderated by Bojidar Neytchev (CEE CF leader - PwC)

14:00 - 14:30

Discussion - Raising Capital to the Next Level

Jeremiah Daly (MP - Elephant VC), Praveen Paranjothi (Equity Investments - EIF), Dennis Smith (Partner - Evolution Equity Partners), Petia Dimitrova (CEO - Postbank). Moderator: Allen Taylor (MD - Endeavor Catalyst)

14:30 - 15:00

Discussion - Start-up vs. Scale-up Organization

Pressian Karakostov (Founder - TitanGate), Simeon Kaluza (MD - SAP Central and Eastern Europe), Rick Hess (Ex-MD - Oracle). Moderator: Stefan Gugushev (MP - Gugushev & Partners)

15:00 - 15:30

Discussion - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Rosen Plevneliev (President of Bulgaria 2012-2017), Fernando Fabre (President - Endeavor Global), Vassil Terziev (Co-Founder - Telerik). Moderator: Plamen Russev (Chairman - WEBIT Foundation)

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LOCATION


SOFIA TECH PARK

"John Atanasov" Hall

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office@endeavor.bg

Sofia, Bulgaria