Executive Board 2019

  • Venetsiya Netsova-Angova
    Venetsiya Netsova-Angova President of ABLE (2018 - 2019) and Project Leader of the StartUp Navigator and B.O.S.S. projects

    Venetsiya Netsova-Angova is the President of the Executive Board of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE). In her professional career, she has gained experience in various organizations – a corporation, a startup, a public administration, an NGOs and her own business.

    Venetsiya’s professional journey started in 2010 when she joined the Educational Technologies teaching team in the area of ??entrepreneurship, economics and marketing. Later, believing in the importance of the institutions for the development of the country’s economic competitiveness, Venetsiya has been involved for a period of four years (2012-2016) in the Management Consulting team of KPMG Bulgaria, in the development of numerous project proposals and their implementation. In addition, Venetsiya teaches entrepreneurship and consults startups actively within her own consulting practice Eleborate, ABLE and Business Booster Sofia. Other management engagements include IT project manager in a Bulgarian-Austrian startup, an adviser and project manager to the Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria and an owner of a consulting company and an e-shop. Last but not least – she is the head of the Startup Navigator project – the digital map of entrepreneurship in Bulgaria and the region and BOSS project – Business Owner Success Stories.

    Some of Venetsiya’s educational and training initiatives include a training in Strategic Management in Slovenia (2009), in entrepreneurship in the USA (2010), International Business Relations in Bulgaria (2012), Core Consulting Skills Training in Hungary (2015), Master in Project Management (2015 – 2018), etc.

  • Yuliya Ivanova
    Yuliya Ivanova Executive Board Member (2018 - 2019)

    Yuliya became an ABLE member after participating in the 2015 Summer Entrepreneurship Program, and in 2018 she entered its Executive Board. She has been active in the NGO sector since 2012 where she develops her leadership skills – ABLE is the fourth organization in which she has a leading position. As urban planner, Yuliya graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, she has a wide spectrum of interests, such as urban planning and urban design, but also education, entrepreneurship, project management, etc.

    Apart of being a Board member, Yuliya is also a part of several ABLE projects – Students Council Leaders, StartUp Navigator and B.O.S.S.

  • Ivo Anev
    Ivo Anev Board Member (2019)

    vo Anev has a PhD in Economics and Management (Tourism) from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE). He currently works as data specialist in Tungsten Network (e-invoicing company). In his professional career he was International event coordinator for EUROPEN-PEN International, Economic analyst for GROSEE ESPON and visiting lecturer and researcher in UNWE.

    Volunteered for 5 consecutive years for TF Fest – fair of practice enterprises young entrepreneur.

    Part of the organization of Global Enterprise Challenge – an international competition for high school students in that took place in Bulgaria in 2018 and 2019.

    Founder of club “Smisal” – discussion club with more than 85 events held in the last 4 years.

    Freelance photographer, with experience of 10 weddings and more than 30 photographed events for APG Bulgaria, UBER, NAVET, BUCT, CWBB, CESA and others.

    Participant and part of the organization of ABLE Mentor for 6 seasons.

  • Angel Velikov
    Angel Velikov Board Member (2019)

    Angel Velikov is a serial entrepreneur, currently running a software company, which provides services to clients in Europe and the USA. He has studied in Babson College, USA as part of SEP 2016 (Summer Entrepreneurship Program) and is currently finishing Software Engineering in Software University, Faculty of Mathematics and informatics. Starting from a young age he quickly gained experience by establishing and co-founding two startup companies in the software and robotics field, winning several startup prizes and recognitions.

    As former deputy chairman of the Student Council in his faculty, Angel has organized several large scale events, bringing together software companies with young professionals and students.

    For the last four years, Angel has been student mentor and lector for young professionals participating in the programs of JA Bulgaria.

    In 2016 Angel joined ABLE and in 2018 became member of BESCO (Bulgarian Startup Association).

  • Georgi Traykov
    Georgi Traykov Board Member (2019)

    Civil and Commercial Lawyer with over 10 years of legal experience. Managing partner at Progressive Lawyers – www.progressive.legal.

    Co-founder of the online platform for out-of-court dispute resolution through mediation – www.agreesmart.com.

    Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court at the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

    Engaged in the non-governmental sector with volunteering in several non-governmental organizations.

    He has also been a lecturer at the University of National and World Economy.