Apply now for Entrepergirl 2018 – the female entrepreneurship contest

There is less than a week left to apply for the Entrepregirl contest!

After inspiring more than 200 Bulgarian girls to dare and share their ideas with the world for its fifth edition, Entrepregirl has gone international. Any girl aged 16 to 25, who is not afraid to share her idea can do so by November 25, 2018, through the platform: www.entrepregirlbg.com. The entrepreneurial idea may be related to social, culture, business, digital or any other matters – there are no limitations.

On December 12, the short-listed 10 candidates will present their ideas during a live pitching session before an international jury. The session will be hosted online using the latest virtual communication technology.

A special webinar led by a top expert will discuss key topics as the building of entrepreneurial attitude, effective presentation of ideas, and the golden rules of the entrepreneurial world.

Let’s build entrepreneurial skills, inspire motivation to achieve professional goals from a young age and connect with top-level international professionals!

Here is what the previous perticipants are saying about the Competition:

What would you like to tell the girls who are currently wondering whether to apply with their ideas?

“Do not give yourself time to wonder. If at least once you had the thought of “whether to apply” than you have to do it at all costs. Because if you believe strongly in yourself, others will believe as well. Be uncompromising!”Rosie Marinova (28), Winner 2015, “Create your oun DNA melody”

“Just do it. You won’t lose anything! You only win- friends, advices, practice and really positive full with emotions day! Don’t hesitate, your idea is wonderful!”Moryana Filipova (18), Winner 2017, “Moryana” – design clothing

How about the reward? Was it interesting and useful for you?

“The training in The Business Institute’s aMBA program was a true trump card for my intellectual development. I have acquired complex knowledge that still helps me to create bridges between science and business.”Rosie Marinova (28), Winner 2015, “Create your oun DNA melody”

“It was amazing! Actually I had no idea what was the award until the first classes. I was the youngest in the group and it was hard in the beginning but I learnt a lot of new things.” Moryana Filipova (18), Winner 2017, “Moryana” – design clothing


In general, what would you like to share about the Competition?

“You showed me how many meters are there in the road to the sky, I made myself wings out of sturdy willpower, and now – I learn to fly!”Borislava Kasavulcheva (18) – “Guest house”, Entrepregirl 2016

“Entrepregirl helped me realize that the unique and correct road to success are the attempts and actions. My project to unite all co-working spaces in Bulgaria – Apt19, to this day is developing successfully, and major dreams are already achievable and tangible!”Petya Petkova (24) – “APT19”, Entrepregirl 2017

 

The Entrepregirl competition is organized by the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT) with the financial support of DELL EMC, SAP and Financial Times, and our partners from 8+ European countries: JA Bulgaria, Founder Institute, MOVE.BG, ABLE, Coding Girls, Women TechMakers Sofia, Women Who Code, Rails Girls, Bulgarian Fund for Women,  PWN Sofia, PWN Global, PWN Bucharest, Women in Tech Macedonia, Consulio, VEDOMA, INTERA, Innovation Center Banja Luka, Tehnopolis – Innovations and Entrepreneurship Center, Access Masters Tour, Global Women in Tech, Qlab.

 

Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology

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Yana Dalekova – Project Lead

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Entrepregirl 2018 – Application is Open

The application for the fifth edition of the Entrepregirl contest is now on. The competition is organized by the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT) and is aimed at developing entrepreneurship among young girls. For the last four years, Entrepregirl has inspired more than 200 Bulgarian girls to dare and share their ideas with the world.

In 2018, the competition is expanding its scope and for the first time ever it’s open for international contestants. The final pitching session will be hosted online using latest virtual communication technology.

The Entrepregirl award is open for candidates aged 16 to 25. Any girl who has an idea and is not afraid to share it can do so by November 15, 2018 through the platform: www.entrepregirlbg.com. There is no limitation on the field of the entrepreneurial idea – it may be related to social, culture, business, digital or any other matters.

On December 12, the top 10 candidates will present their ideas during an virtual live pitching session before an international jury. How to build an entrepreneurial attitude, how to effectively present ideas, what are the golden rules of the entrepreneurial world – all of this will be debated in a webinar led by a top expert in the field.

Share this opportunity with your young friends, colleagues, daughters and granddaughters. Let’s help the girls build entrepreneurial skills, motivate them to achieve their goals from a young age and connect them with international top-level professionals.

 

The competition is organized with the financial support of DELL EMC and SAP, and our partners from 8+ European countries: JA Bulgaria, Founder Institute, ABLE, Coding Girls, Women TechMakers Sofia, Women Who Code, Rails Girls, PWN Sofia, PWN Global, PWN Bucharest, Women in Tech Macedonia, Consulio, VEDOMA, INTERA, Innovation Center Banja Luka, Tehnopolis – Innovations and Entrepreneurship Center.

Techsylvania 2018 – The leading technology event in Eastern Europe is right around the corner

Discover the future of tech, the blockchain technologies, the challenges of growing & managing companies, the secrets to the top strategies on how to reach your customers and build a brand through content creation in an exciting 4-day experience at Techsylvania. All of this and much more from the 45+ leaders, technical experts, executives from important technology companies and some of the most important Romanian and international founders. Attend Techsylvania 2018 to meet them and be part of the knowledge exchange.

Di-Ann Eisnor, Director of Growth at Waze (Building a 100 Million User Base)

Japjit Tulsi, VP Engineering at eBay (Leading Engineering for The World’s 9th Largest Internet Company)

Sonny Vu, Founder of Misfit (Acquired by Fossil for $260 million)

Xuan Jin, Senior Evangelist at Alibaba Cloud International (Largest Cloud Computing Company in China)

Jeremy Apthorp, Senior Software Engineer at Slack

Florin Talpes, Founder and CEO of Bitdefender (Top Cybersecurity Player with 500 Million Users)

John Biggs, Writer at TechCrunch (Author of the Best Book on Blogging)

Yossi Vardi, Angel Investor (Father of the Israeli Tech Ecosystem)

Kaidi Ruusalepp, Founder & CEO at Funderbeam (Creator of the Global Startup Stock Exchange)

Sebastian Dobrincu, Founder and CEO of Storyheap ($1 million in Revenue and Top Clients: Tumblr, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez)

 

Who? When? Where? Here it is, the official agenda for Techsylvania 2018.  

There’s everything you need to make sure you don’t miss the 50+ keynotes, technical, funding and product talks, panels, workshops and Q&A sessions.  

 

SATELLITE EVENTS

In 2018 we are expanding the borders of the event, so it can become a hub for technology and business. With Techsylvania being the central hub, satellites will be available from the first hours of the morning until 9am and after the official schedule ends at 6pm. A satellite event is designed to be a unique experience from stepping into a virtual casino or discussing innovation in Digital & Connected Health over a BBQ.

Game ON in a Virtual Casino – Step into the best offices in Romania at Betfair Romania Development and discover a Virtual Casino World

IoT and AI – practice from Alibaba Cloud – Xuan Jin, Senior Evangelist at Alibaba Cloud International (Largest Cloud Computing Company in China), from UK, will present products, innovations and applications from Alibaba Cloud in the areas of IoT and AI.

Visit of the PsyTech-Matrix for Robotics/Robotherapy & VR Therapy – The event will take the participants on an informative tour about the integration between psychology and technology and will exemplify how this integration can be used to promote mental health.

Innovation in Digital & Connected Healthcare – BBQ – Innovation in Digital & Connected Health BBQ – Let’s discuss over some craft beer and Romanian traditional mici what it means to innovate in the Healthcare space. Will present our lessons learned and how we helped our partners to achieved success in a heavily regulated environment.

ClujCryptoTalk – Why Bitcoin and Blockchain technology is revolutionizing our lives? What’s the future of cryptocurrencies and what are the legal aspects of trading cryptocurrencies? Or simply, how to create your own ICO to gain the resources you need to develop further unique blockchain projects.

Meet the Tech Stars – For our first meetup, we have chosen to be inspired by two awesome women in tech that are also going to be speaking at Techsylvania: Steffi Czerny and Michelle Messina. We will meet in a very cosy atmosphere to learn their stories and challenge them with our questions.

Discover Bosch Cluj – Automotive Electronics, Technology behind technology – Industry 4.0 up close — embark on a lecture and guided tour, through the Bosch plant in Cluj and learn about our products and solutions in practice.

INVESTORS & STARTUP AVALANCHE

Top investors, managing venture capital funds of over $3 billions are joining Techsylvania this June.  If you’re a passionate entrepreneur, it’s time to plan the perfect introduction!

Ashley Carroll, a Partner at Social Capital – She runs a $1.2 Billion VC Fund in the United States and she is focuses on early stage venture investments

Max Niederhofer, General Partner at Sunstone Capital – A partner at Sunstone Capital, a fund with a $300 million capital, he is focusing on internet and mobile investments.

Ondrej Bartos, Partner & Chairman of the Board at Credo Ventures – He runs Credo Ventures, a fund with over $50 million in capital

Yossi Vardi, Angel Investor – He is considered the ‘father of the Israeli Tech Ecosystem’ and is most famous for being the original investor in ICQ — the first Internet-wide instant messaging system, and another 80 tech companies.

Startup Avalanche is a 2-days competition which will take place on June 11-12,  during the Techsylvania conference. Here we challenge startups that are eager to showcase their business for international awareness and rewards.

A startup competition comes with benefits as networking and resource opportunities for each participant. The Grand Prize will be awarded the most promising startup. This consists of a tailored trip to the Silicon Valley for the winning team, for 9 days with all expenses paid by the organizers.

 

WORKSHOPS

Created for an ultimate hands-on experience, provided by some of the most qualified experts and companies from around the world, the ten workshops will offer answers to technical questions, product challenges and business development issues. The workshops are available during the conference days, on the 11–12 of June. The capacity is up to 100 people.

Workshop Topics

Deep Learning for Automated Driving

Building Image Classification Models for Medical Diagnostic

Adverse Media Threat Intelligence using Machine Learning

Product Management Best Practices

Exploring GraphQL with React and Node.js

Raising Funding For Your Startup: From The Classic VC-type Funding to Blockchain Cryptocurrencies and ICOs Based Funding

I’m a Small Company, But I Like To Think Big: Online Marketing Case Studies

Driving Personalization for Leading E-commerce Vendors

Join one of the 12 interactive workshops.

 

Q&A SESSIONS

We want to give you all the opportunities to learn about the latest technologies, business models and startups ecosystem and what better way than a direct and open conversation with our top speakers?

The Q&A sessions are a new stage for anybody attending Techsylvania to ask questions and hear advices from leaders in the field. You’ll join a small audience for 20 minute and ask the top names in tech and business your burning questions.

Who’s coming to the Q&A sessions? Go and grab your tickets for Techsylvania 2018 and find out!  

 

CONNECTED DEVICES & CHATBOTS HACKATHON

100 developers with an appetite for innovative technologies and a sparkle in their eyes when it comes to challenges will join an intense 24-hour hackathon focused on connected devices & chatbots. What greater challenge for a passionate developer than code on BB-8 and RD-D2? Can they handle the first foot-powered controller specially designed for VR & PC games?

You can’t believe the prizes at this year’s Hackathon. The top projects will receive X4 Soul Infinity L, Legos, Snips Kits, 3Drudders, iBlocks and many more. Also the prizes include free passes to the Techsylvania conference and the chance to demo the project in front of the speakers, investors & the entire Techsylvania audience.

 

TEASER – NOT CONVINCED YET? IT ONLY TAKES 30 SEC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnd8wYeVTgA

 

Techsylvania 2018 – coming in June, bolder than ever

Techsylvania is the leading technology event in Eastern Europe, built to revitalize the local tech community through high-quality information delivered by entrepreneurs, experts from top tech companies, leaders and investors (46 in 2017). In 4 years it developed into a powerful platform in the tech scene of Eastern Europe.
The event features a connected devices hackathon where developers build creative projects, as well as a startup competition that featured early stage companies from 9 countries.

In 2018 Techsylvania will take place on the 9-12th of June at the Students’ Culture Hall in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Techsylvania started in 2014 with 380 attendees and grew to more than 1500 attendees in 2017 (22% growth from 2016). The conference attracted speakers such as: Tim Draper (Founder of DFJ), Steffi Czerny (Managing Director at DLD Media), Peter Halacsy (CTO & Co-Founder at Prezi), Mark Shuttleworth (Founder of Ubuntu & Canonical), Andreas Ehn (First employee & CTO at Spotify), Peter Yared (Former CTO CBS Interactive), Gentry Underwood (Co-Founder of Mailbox), Johannes Reck (CEO GetYourGuide), Marcus Segal (Senior VP of Operations at Zynga), David Bettner (Creator of Words With Friends).

·      Tim Draper about Techsylvania: “Romania has some real contenders in the startup world, and Techsylvania brought the new ones to light.”
·      Mark Shuttleworth about Techsylvania: “Vibrant crowd, great questions, lots of ideas and a lovely setting made Techsylvania a thoroughly enjoyable event.”
·      Johannes Reck about Techsylvania: “The content was great and what we liked the most was that it is a true engineering conference”

“At Techsylvania we have identified a strong need to focus on the startup ecosystem, in-depth and hands-on. That’s how Startup Avalanche was born back in 2016, an ice-breaking competition for startups that speak business. We have created this additional event together with Risky Business in order to support early stage and give them a challenging environment to evolve in.”

Startup Avalanche is a 2-days pitching competition which takes place during the Techsylvania conference. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the most promising startup. This consists of a tailored trip to the Silicon Valley.

Ready to join now? Early birds tickets on sale HERE!

A new hub for tech entrepreneurs is launched in Southeast Europe

Able is proud to present our partners from Start-it.info (www.start-it.info), an online platform that aims at creating digital community of startups and developers across Southeast Europe (SEE) and building sustainable ecosystem for IT professionals interested in latest integrated tech solutions, was officially launched this week.

Start-it.info comes with useful information, know-how and product sources that help startups and developers boost their business, optimize their everyday activity, grow their business in IT sector and gain faster results.

For its start Start-it.info launched a campaign for tech entrepreneurs in SEE for winning free marketing or sales or HR strategy according to their business needs. Every tech entrepreneur from the region has a chance to take the strategy best suits his needs for a chance to win a custom-made strategy by leading experts in the current area. The campaign takes place between 18th September and 5th October 2015 via http://start-it.info/start-it.

The platform is to support the expanding the tech entrepreneur ecosystem in Southeast Europe through credible partnerships and collaboration between startups, developer, accelerators, business decision-makers, influencers and thought-leaders in SEE. By creating start-it.info tech community can easily achieve meaningful and valuable results based on active interaction, trusted partnership and qualitative resources.

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