Overview of the programme

You can register for participation in the second call until 07.12.2018

The lectures will take place during two weekends:

1) 08-09 December 2018

2) 17-18 May 2019

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        Accelerator Northwest Bulgaria provides a program to accelerate business development and support innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses. The work of the Accelerator is aimed at companies that seek to develop highly innovative applications and build high technology solutions in the four main priority areas identified in the Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialization of the Republic of Bulgaria 2014-2020 (IS3), namely:

  • "Mechatronics and Clean Technology"

  • "Informatics and Information and Communication Technologies"

  • "Industry for Healthy Life and Biotechnology"

  • "New Technologies in the Creative and Entertainment Industries"

        In order to bring the presented and approved projects into real life, the program of Accelerator Northwest Bulgaria will cover the whole entrepreneurial cycle - from the creation of the idea to the development of a prototype and starting a business. The program will provide support for building teams and ideas, developing business models, providing training and mentoring, e-learning and online consulting, as well as providing support for access to funding from different sources.


Wednesday, 28.02.2018, 10.30 - 13.00 
Opening event in Vratsa, open call for applications
Tuesday, 10.04.2018, until 17: 00 
Deadline for application
Monday, 23.04.2018, 14:00 - 18:30 
Seminar - Presentation of the selected start-ups
Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 14:00 - 18:30 
Seminar "Instruments for Management of Innovation", Milena Koleva
Thursday, 10.05.2018, 14:00 - 18:30 
Seminar "Business and Marketing Planning", Snezhanka Grozdanova
Thursday, 31.05.2018, 14:00 - 16:00 
Seminar "National Funds for Financing Start-up Business", Mariana Vladova
Thursday, 31.05.2018, 16:30 - 18:30 
Seminar "European Funds for Financing Start-up Business", Mariana Vladova
Wednesday, 21.06.2018, 16:30 - 18:30 
Group meeting and individual mentoring
Wednesday, 04.07.2018, 16:30 - 18:30 

Seminar "Networking", Horst Schmidt
Thursday, 05.07.2018, 16:30 - 18:30 
Seminar "Basic Accounting Knowledge", Zornitsa Dimitrova
Wednesday, 25.07.2018, 14:00 - 16:00 
Seminar "Financing", Gert Hempler
Wednesday, 25.07.2018, 16:30 - 18:30 
Seminar "Marketing and Selling", Horst Stueer
Wednesday, 25.07.2018, 18:30 - 19:00 
Official closure of the first stage
Tuesday, 10.07.2018, 10:00 - 11: 00 
Final conference in BTA
Monday, 23.04.2018 - Friday, 30.11.2018 
Mentoring, consulting and support for all participants

Application documents can be found HERE.

To participate in the program, you must register on our site. APPLY NOW!