BIH team & Batch 5
As the year quickly comes to an end we are grateful for the support of people like you and the entrepreneurial community on both sides of the Athlantic.
The last six months were focused on growing the community engagement, harnessing knowledge and best practices from new and existing program mentors in an effort to elevate the impact for Bulgaria Innovation Hub alumni and high potential candidates.
In November we concluded the 6th edition of Bulgaria Innovation Hub accelerator program where we welcomed, for the first time since the pandemic, a group of incredible innovators in our office in San Francisco. For the last 2 1/2 weeks the entrepreneurs immersed themselves in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, by learning the fundamental principles of key business disciplines and fundraising tactics by local experts, serial entrepreneurs and investors. The program culminated in a few pitching and networking oportunities that yield deeper understanding of the culture and the process of building lasting relationships, establishing a network and successfully scaling a venture in the US.
The feedback from the participants remains positive and their collective impact is motivating us even more to continue iterating and increasing the value creation for our alumni entreprenuers and stakeholders.
Learn more in the CEO's interview with Forbes Bulgaria about our humbled begining and the ambitious goals we have set for ourselves to continue building a bridge between Silicon Valley and the SEE entreprenerial communities.
And to add some color to our story we're excited to share the results of our program alumni. In 3.5 yrs we've added 43 companies to our portfolio and ran 6 editions of our accelerator program. The impact these aspiring entrepreneurs are creating is amazing: more than 320 jobs created in Bulgaria and the US collectively, more than 9,000 new clients added, and $60M+ of capital raised.
Thank you for believing in us and supporting our efforts to elevate SEE changemakers to global leadership, and for helping us cultivate global mindset of growth and reciprocity. We couldn't have done it without you.
The BIH team
Batch 5 & local VCs
Fundraising strategies with Dafina Toncheva
Program participant Columbo pitching
Learning how to scale sales teams with Desi Kilova
Program participant SessionStack pitching
Meeting with BIH Mentor Anton Lenke
Fundraising strategies with BIH mentors
Alumni & friends