Deadline for applications: October 15, 2021


Winner 2021

Finalists 2021

StartUp World Cup Bulgaria 2022

Final: November 19th

Startup World Cup Bulgaria is a regional competition that is part of the global Startup World Cup series, taking place in 60+ countries.

The Grand Finale brings all the regional champions to San Francisco where the winning team is awarded with a $1,000,000 investment prize. The goal of this event is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide.

Startups in all stages and verticals are encouraged to apply – the winner of this event will proceed to the Grand Finale and compete for a $1,000,000 investment.

Bulgaria will select their finalist on November 19th, 2021 in the city of Plovdiv and we have the honor and pleasure to invite you to be a participant in this major event.

Main sponsor

Official Airline Partner

Host of the event


Bojidar Neytchev

PwC, CEE Partner

Zlatolina Mukova

NEVEQ / New Vision 3, Partner

Todor Breshkov

Managing Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures

Momchil Vassilev

Managing Director of Endeavor Bulgaria

Elina Halatcheva

Managing Partner, BrightCap Ventures

Filip Genov

Executive BIO

Anastas Gogov

Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Facilitator at The Management Board (

Angel Hadjiev

Capital Investments Fund, Fund Manager

Startup companies, projects, and ideas are more than welcome to enter the competition, which will take place in the form of a gala evening in Plovdiv as a part of the largest digital marketing events in our country – Didigal4 Plovdiv “Annual Conference for Online Marketing and E-Commerce” on November 18-19 this year.

Bulgaria is ambitiously turning into a major regional technology hub in Southeast Europe and is rapidly growing the number of companies who choose our country for their headquarters or a representative office. Many startups are founded here and innovation is expected to be presented, discovered, and supported.

Startup World Cup Regionals is the final step before the big stage in the Silicon Valley, where the winner will have the opportunity to compete, meet hundreds of potential investors and business partners, but most of all – win the one million-dollar investment prize.

Previous finals have, among its speakers, featured some of the world`s biggest names in tech. Executives from some of the most recognizable and revolutionary companies in the world have attended: Steve Wozniak (Apple), Marc Randolph (Netflix), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), John Chambers (Cisco) and many more who you can see on the official website of Startup World Cup.

The main gala event, held on November 19th, will feature the 10 best startups pre-selected by a prestigious jury. The jury will include international and Bulgarian experts, financiers and investors. During the evening each startup will pitch their company in front of the jury on the main stage, which will then vote forward a winner who will receive the opportunity to travel for the finals in San Francisco.

Every idea and every project is more than welcome to apply for a chance to go on stage and pitch with the opportunity to win.

Among the official guests of the gala evening finals will be representatives of major financial institutions, venture capital, and investment companies, and many more.



Network with top tier investors.

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Create business development opportunities.

Network with other corporate representatives and investors.


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Get access to new deals around the world.

Network with other investors and corporate representatives.

The application form is closed!
Final - November 19, Plovdiv

The applications are free and can be submitted using the form below!

Team Member 1

Team Member 2

Deadline for applications: October 15, 2021

(StartUp World Cup) For any questions: 0886 991 001, Preslav Bobev