Start-up Summit BW 2019: Experience report presented to Prime Minister Kretschmann and Minister of Economics Hoffmeister-Kraut
For the Startup Summit BW 2019 Technology Center Sofia organized 21 start-ups of the Danube region, which have participated in the EU DTP Project ACCELERATOR. They had the chance to present their idea and their business plan. Middle of June, the TCS prepared a report with the experience of the participants and handed it over to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Economic Affairs.
In reply the Ministry of Economics sent an invitation for start-ups from the Danube region to participate also in the Start-up Summit BW 2020 that will take place in July 2020.
Forum "The good business needs good education" - Montana, 21.06.2019
Forum "The business meets the institutions" - Vidin, 04.04.2019
Press-conference for project "Accelerator" - Vidin, 04.04.2019
Успешно участие на Interreg ACCELERATOR в Start-up Summit 2019 в Щутгарт
Technologycenter Sofia organizes participants from Danube countries for Startup Summit in Stuttgart
The Second pilot of ACCELERATOR has started
The second pilot of Accelerator North-West Bulgaria, executed by Technology Centre Sofia, started successful on the weekend of 08-09 December. All 12 selected start-uppers (5 singles and 7 teams) actively participated in the event.
“Successful Pitching” was presented by Thomas Westerhoven. All participants have to improve in this area. Snezhanka Grosdanova presented the instruments for the elaboration of a good business plan.
The economic environment in North-West Bulgaria is the key to a long-term safe work of the starters. Jürgen Eisele (Manager of Technology Centre Sofia) presented data and analyses from North-West Bulgaria. Further teaching units on this seminar weekend were the avoidance of mistakes in the design of the website, the use of electronic media and the control of the appearance of the company. The creation of a personal profile should help the participants to find out their strengths and weaknesses.
Three traditional business ideas in the field of tourism came together with a broker of tourist offers. Three participants come from industrial production and one starter from the service sector. Another 4 start-ups have their focus on IT. Until the next seminar weekend, the participants will be able to clarify and refine their ideas.
On 25 January, the Technology Centre Sofia will invite some stakeholders from North-West Bulgaria and the best starters will present their ideas.
Bulgaria cooperates excellently with Baden-Württemberg
This is the conclusion reached by Theresa Schopper, Baden-Württemberg's Minister of State
On the occasion of the 8th meeting of the Joint
Government Commission between Baden-Württemberg and
On the agenda on 29th and 30th October were the priorities of the cooperation for the next two years. The Sofia Technology Centre, represented by the managing director Jürgen Eisele, is part of the "Economy" working group.
The Bulgarian and Baden-Württemberg sides want to tackle the implementation of projects in industrial and innovation policy as well as innovation and technology transfer. One focus is on the digitisation of business, industry 4.0 and start-ups. Here, a bilateral exchange of experience with experts and information events for companies from both countries will be facilitated in order to facilitate mutual market development.
The Bulgarian delegation addressed the problem that in Bulgaria after Completion of buildings (housing, offices, production facilities) the building authorities are often unable to complete act 15. For many building owners, this leads to fines to their clients and to the financial institutions. Here was asked for a "best practice" from Baden-Württemberg. After all, this practice frightens off foreign investors.
The management of the Technology Centre (TCS)
has proposed that the state government provide start-up companies from
Покана за участие във втори пилотен проект „Акселератор Северозападна България“
|12:00 – 12:30||Откриване на семинара – говорител Юрген Айзеле|
|12:30 – 13:00||Кратко представяне на участниците – модератор Юрген Айзеле|
|13:00 – 14:00||Обяд|
|14:00 – 15:00||How to present yourself and your company | The Pitch 101 – lecturer Thomas Westerhoven|
|15:00 – 17:00||Лекция „Бизнес план“ – част 1 – лектор проф. Снежанка Грозданова|
|17:00 – 17:30||Кафе пауза|
|17:30 – 19:30||Лекция „Бизнес план“ – част 2 – лектор проф. Снежанка Грозданова|
|20:00 – 22:00||Официална вечеря|
|09:00 – 10:00||Прилагане на теорията от вчера към собствения бизнес план|
|10:00 – 11:00||A company‘s Online Presence: DOs and DONTs – lecturer Thomas Westerhoven|
|11:00 – 11:30||Кафе пауза|
|11:30 – 13:00||Self-Assessment: Myers–Briggs Type Indicator – lecturers Thomas Westerhoven and Jürgen Eisele|
|13:00 – 14:00||Обяд|
|14:00 – 15:30||Лекция „Как да привлека клиенти?“ – Герт Хемплер|
|14:00 – 16:00||Обсъждане в малки групи на вашия бизнес план и как може да го финансирате с помощта на нашите инструменти|
|16:00 – 16:30||Кафе пауза|
|16:30 – 18:30||Индивидуален менторинг|
|10:00 – 11:00||Лекция „Начини за финансиране на вашата бизнес идея – банки, лизинг, факторинг, публични субсидии, crowdfunding“ – Герт Хемплер|
|11:00 – 12:00||Лекция „Как да привлечем клиенти?“ – Герт Хемплер|
|12:00 – 13:00||Обяд|
|13:00 – 14:00||Лекция „Някои градивни елементи от българското корпоративно и търговско право“|
|14:00 – 15:00|
Лекция „Как да изградим счетоводството си, за да получим контролни инструменти в нашата фирма“
|15:00 – 15:30||Кафе пауза|
|15:30 – 17:00||Лекция „Правила за стартовия екип – как да изведем фирмата си до върха“ – Юрген Айзеле|
Final event of the first call of ACCELERATOR Northwest Bulgaria
On 25th July 2018 the Bulgarian management team for the ACCELERATOR officially finished the first call of the pilot-project and handed out "Certificates of Attendance"
BioPro Baden-Württemberg GmbH and Technology Center Sofia Ltd have agreed to cooperate
BioPro BW is lead partner in the Interreg DTP "DanuBioValNet" under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ralf Kindervater. The Technology Center Sofia - represented by Managing Director Jürgen Eisele, works as a partner in the Interreg DTP “Accelerator”.
The Accelerator pilot project is being carried out in the North-Western region of Bulgaria. The aim is to show that even in rural areas the there is interest in setting up a business. Due to the long distance to Sofia, the local founders receive hardly any suitable support.
Within the framework of the Accelerator, "tools" are developed for business start-ups, which are particularly suitable for those who want to start a business in rural areas.
One focus of the "DanuBioValNet" project is the creation of a network for producers who want to offer their plant products to the phytopharmaceutical industry. In addition, access to developments in the high-tech sector is to be made possible.
In the second Call ACCLERATOR (September to December 2018) of the pilot project, the Technology Center Sofia will increasingly advertise to people who want to start up a business in this field. Prof. Kindervater has promised that the DanuBioValNet network could provide mentors with extensive experience in this field. Jürgen Eisele underlines that especially for farmers and growers of special cultures should be given access to the R & D infrastructure.
Both projects are related to work out a strategy for the development of bioeconomics in the Danube Region.
Start of Pilot Project "ACCELERATOR Northwestern Bulgaria"
На 28.02.2018 в 10.30ч в Търговско–Промишлена Палата Враца се състоя откриването на пилотният проект „ACCELERATOR Северозападна България“. Проектът, изпълняван от Технологичен Център София съвместно с фирма Виртех ООД, е част от програмата Danube Transnational, финансирана с пари от ЕС. Целта на програмата е да проучи и да се опита да подобри условията за новооткрити стартиращи фирми в 11 страни-участнички от поречието на река Дунав.