Releva is the big winner of Startup World Cup Bulgaria 2023.

Releva provides a marketing automation platform that personalizes a brand’s website and multi-channel communications, increasing conversion rates, revenue, average order value and length of user experience on the site. All of this leads to steady growth and impressive return on investment (ROI). Since inception, the company has strived to create the most ethical, accurate and scalable growth engine for online stores with a focus on timely, optimized, expected and more empathetic communication between brands and people.

The Releva team was able to win over the judges after a highly contested final. Along with a first, they also received tickets to San Francisco, America where they will represent our country during the global finals and compete with the other finalists for the $1 million prize.

The finalists

The big winner will be announced on 13 June, immediately after the Digital4Sofia conference.

StartUp World Cup Bulgaria 2023

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, 2023 in the city of Sofia and we have the honor and pleasure to invite you to be a participant in this major event.

Host of the event

With the support of

Official Airline Partner

General Media Partner


Bojidar Neytchev

PwC, CEE Partner

Zlatolina Mukova


Kamen Bankovski

Founding Member, Vitosha Venture Capital

Momchil Vassilev

Managing Director of Endeavor Bulgaria

Elina Halatcheva

Managing Partner, BrightCap Ventures

Pavel Lisev

Executive director and Member of the Management Board of the Fund of Funds

Anastas Gogov

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

Angel Hadjiev

SeedBlink Bulgaria, Managing Director

Ivaylo Ivanov

Director of Founder Institute Eastern Europe

Milen Ivanov

Managing Partner at Sofia Angels Ventures Co-founder and Chairman of CEO Angels Club



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

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.

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.

Develop corporate partnerships and hear from top industry experts.


Meet innovative startups from around the world.

Create business development opportunities.

Network with other corporate representatives and investors.


Meet top global startups.

Get access to new deals around the world.

Network with other investors and corporate representatives.

The application form is closed!

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

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