Startup Weekend for the first time in Blagoevgrad

Startup Weekend Blagoevgrad

October 17th, 2014

Written by Lyuba Popova

Startup Weekend

We are happy to announce that the fall semester this year will be marked with a big start up event! The StartUP Weekend@Blagoevgrad (2014) is the first event of its kind under license of the official StartUP Weekend organization in the region of Blagoevgrad. It is one of its most fun and exciting entrepreneurial initiatives.

The StartUP Weekend gives ordinary students the opportunity to be real entrepreneurs for 2 days and see for themselves that it takes very little to start and turn a single idea to a successful business. They will also get the chance to apply their own knowledge, creativity, skills and strategic thinking to solving real-life problems!

For the past three years we have invested our great enthusiasm and efforts in organizing numerous events – from small evening “Open coffee” events, to the huge annual 2-day StartUP@Blagoevgrad conferences held in March. Being astonished by the work of our friends from the StartUP organization, we came up with the great idea of bringing another of their event formats to Blagoevgrad.

Some Background

The StartUP@Blagoevgrad conference is an annual forum that brings together passionate entrepreneurs, investors, students and young people. Thus, our event aims in educating them how to turn their bright ideas into successful businesses. Entirely dedicated to our work, we are happy to recognize that more and more people attend our events each year and actively engage themselves as participants of the various workshops and discussions.

Apart from the conference, let’s take a look at who we actually are. The StartUP@Blagoevgrad organization was founded back in 2011, as a branch of the main StartUP organization in Sofia. Our team is comprised of enthusiastic students, who believe in one big cause-to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit among young people in Bulgaria and further develop the startup ecosystem in our country.

If you are curious to learn more about the Start UP Weekend @ Blagoevgrad, we are happy to announce that it is scheduled for October 17th-19th . The event will take place in the AUBG Skaptopara Campus, Blagoevgrad. We expect at least 60 participants and more than 200-people audience comprised of students, professors, professionals, and venture investors. To learn more about the format, the coaches and judges that will participate in the event, stay with us for updates!


the StartUP@Blagoevgrad team