SPREAD2INNO Startup Event 3.1
We are delighted to share the success and highlights of the recently concluded SPREAD2INNO Local Startup Event held at Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria. Showcasing Innovation: Ambitious startups and SMEs took center stage, presenting their innovative solutions and sustainability initiatives to an engaged audience. The event provided a platform for these companies to shine, highlighting their dedication to addressing pressing challenges with creative and forward-thinking approaches.
Each of the 20 selected companies demonstrated their entrepreneurial spirit with compelling presentations. Within a tight timeframe, they passionately introduced the innovation and/or sustainability issues they tackle, followed by showcasing their impressive commercial solutions. The audience was captivated by their vision and creativity.
SPREAD2INNO Pitch Contest Finalists:
Among the participating startups and SMEs, four outstanding companies emerged as the top finalists for the coveted SPREAD2INNO acceleration program. These exceptional organizations have been granted direct access to the Innovation Academy, where they will receive invaluable support to accelerate their growth and make an even greater impact in their respective fields.
Networking and Collaboration:
The event fostered an environment of collaboration and knowledge sharing. Participants had the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, industry experts, and potential partners. Valuable connections were made, paving the way for future collaborations and synergies.
Celebrating Entrepreneurial Spirit:
The SPREAD2INNO Local Startup Event was a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and the tremendous potential within the EU’s innovation ecosystem. We commend all participants for their dedication, passion, and contributions in driving positive change through their innovative solutions.
Sofia Tech Park
Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd. 111
SPREAD2INNO Startup Event 3.2
The Bulgarian SPREAD2INNO Startup Event 3.2 was held at the Networking Premium Coworking Space – “The Villa” on 11th of August 2023 and was organised by the consortium partner Cleantech Bulgaria in cooperation with Networking Premium Coworking Space – the largest coworking chain in Bulgaria. The event was hosted within the Pitch2Pitch Finals 2023 which brought together some of the brightest and most innovative startups in Bulgaria to showcase their ideas and impress a panel of experienced investors.
The audience of the event was composed of startups, SMEs, investors, business angels, entrepreneurs, institution representatives and agencies. In the first part of the event, companies were participating in coaching sessions after they were provided with the training materials on the following topics:
- Growth Company Fundamentals: Understanding the Fundamentals of Scaling a Business
- The Perfect Pitch: Crafting a Compelling Pitch to Investors
- Overview of Accelerator Programs and Financial Instruments for Scaling
The coaching sessions supported the participants on the topics of fundamentals for company growth including sales & marketing, the importance of networking and pitching, the relevance of branding and patents and how to access accelerator programs.
Moreover, ten start-ups selected by the SPREAD2INNO project had the opportunity to present their businesses to the audience composed of investors and entrepreneurs in the Pitch2Pitch 2023 Final. These start-ups benefited from immediate feedback provided by the audience after their presentations. Once all the pitches were completed, 1 finalist was selected. The winner of the pitch contest was Vodoraslo.
Networking Premium Coworking Space
Discover our selected startups
These 21 dynamic companies presented their innovative ideas during our events in Bulgaria. All of them are driving positive change and creating sustainable solutions. Learn more about them by clicking on the logos.