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WINNER 2022

The big winner for 2022 is the startup company Daye. The team aims to raise standards in women’s healthcare by creating sustainable, high-quality products and services. The company designs its products in-house and manufactures them using its own machinery. They modify familiar women’s tampons by improving their absorbent properties and making them environment-friendly using hemp fiber. They are also developing the first pain-relieving tampon infused with clinically tested cannabinoids that soothe menstrual pain.

Daye’s team didn’t just win over the jury. They earned their spot in the global finals, which will be held in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley at the end of September. There they will represent our country and compete for the $1 million prize.

Finalists 2022

StartUp World Cup Bulgaria 2022

Extended deadline till 27th May, 2022

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 June 13th, 2022 in the city of Sofia 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

Jury

Bojidar Neytchev

PwC, CEE Partner

Zlatolina Mukova

MANAGING PARTNER AT NEVEQ & NEW VISION 3

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 (www.tmb.bg)

Angel Hadjiev

Capital Investments Fund, Fund Manager

Krasimir Atanasov

Member of the board of directors of the Capital Investments Fund

Finalists StartUp World Cup, Bulgaria 2021

Final: 19 November 2021, Plovdiv

Bulgaria announced its winner for 2021 at a prestigious event in Plovdiv on November 19, 2021 during Digital4Plovdiv & DiTech Expo 2021.

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. https://www.startupworldcup.io/

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.

WHY ATTEND?

FOR STARTUPS

Network with top tier investors.

Develop corporate partnerships and hear from top industry experts.

FOR CORPORATIONS

Meet innovative startups from around the world.

Create business development opportunities.

Network with other corporate representatives and investors.

FOR INVESTORS

Meet top global startups.

Get access to new deals around the world.

Network with other investors and corporate representatives.

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


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Application form is closed!

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