Project Leaders

  • Denitsa Simeonova
    Denitsa Simeonova Central European Startup Awards

    Denitsa Simeonova has been a member of ABLE since 2015. She is a co-founder of the Central European Startup Awards (CESA) – Bulgaria. Denitsa holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from the “Technical University – Sofia”, and is currently a graduate student there in e-Governance, in her third semester. She works as a reporter for “Capital Daily” and “Capital” where she mainly covers the real estate sector, entrepreneurship, and general corporate news. Previously she served as an expert on “General investment services” at the Bulgarian Investment Agency (BIA). Besides ABLE, for the past six years she has been a member of ESTIEM (European STudents of Industrial Engineering and Management), where she was the leader of the International Committee for public finance and president of the local student network organization in Bulgaria.

  • Mihaela Savova
    Mihaela Savova Leader Talks

    Mihaela Savova is a co-founder of the newest coworking space in Sofia – 1Hub, which aims to bring together IT, entrepreneurship, and creativity! Misha, as her friends call her, is the ambassador of Hello Tomorrow in Bulgaria – a global initiative meant to stimulate technological innovation. She is an alumnus of the Summer Entrepreneurship Program, and a member of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs. She is a project leader of Leader Talks – a forum where leaders challenge other leaders. Mihaela loves all kinds of art. But most of all she loves painting.

  • Nikolay Nikolov
    Nikolay Nikolov Project Leader of ABLE Mentor

    Nikolay has been part of the organizational team of ABLE Mentor from the very beginning and since 2017 has taken full responsibility for the program’s success quitting a secure job in a multinational company.
    He has graduated professional school in the city of Stara Zagora specializing in Accounting. He is also a bachelor in Economics and a Master in Finance in the University of National and World Economy. For the last 5 years, he has built up his experience as an accountant and financial controller. What makes him shift his professional orientation is his firm belief that the program truly increases the motivation in young Bulgarians and teaches them skills missing in the curriculum but critical for finding a job or starting a project on their own.
    Nikolay loves trekking in the mountains, playing guitar and enjoying high-quality coffee. He feels inspired by fulfilling conversations and by being part of the growth of young, smiling and positive people.

  • Pavel Vulkanov
    Pavel Vulkanov Leadership.BG

    Pavel Vulkanov has been a member of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE) since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations and a Master in Advertising Management and Visual Branding. He is an alumni of the international student organization AIESEC. Professionally, he focuses his efforts on online marketing agencies, start-ups and large international companies. He believes that effective communication and teamwork are key to the success of each project.

  • Todor Gigilev
    Todor Gigilev ABLE Council Leaders

    Todor Gigilev is a software consultant and an entrepreneur, currently the CEO of Dreamix – a company developing enterprise software. He is entrusted with managing software projects for clients such as the UN, BNP Paribas, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Todor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and a Master in Entrepreneurship. With the knowledge accumulated he has won national entrepreneurship competitions such as “Junior Achievement” and “Creative Business Cup”. He believes that increasing civic engagement of youth is the key to improving life in Bulgaria.