Business Innovation Center INNOBRIDGE was invited to participate in the jury of one of the most prestigious events for startups in Bulgaria - Pitch @ the Beach 2023. The event, which took place in Burgas on July 22, attracted the attention of many professionals from the field of innovation, startups and sustainable development.
Pitch @ the Beach is part of Blue Summit, the forum focused on the blue economy and sustainability, which was organized by the Municipality of Burgas, under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Vesna Baltina and Georgi Sakaliev. Under the sponsorship of Cloud Office and Coca-Cola HBC, and featuring distinguished guests including Milena Stoycheva, Pavel Lisev and Victoria Hristova from Fund of Funds in Bulgaria (FMFIB), the event was a field for intensive mentoring sessions, presentations and business networking.
BITS INNOBRIDGE, as well as other participants, had the opportunity to attend various sessions, focusing on the presentation of the best projects in the field of blue economy and sustainability. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the awards, after which participants had the opportunity to informally socialize and network over the dinner and entertainment that followed.
As a member of the jury, Mr. Milen Dobrev, Chairman of BIC Innobridge contributed to the team's task of selecting the winners who will receive a check for €50,000. His experience and knowledge in the field of innovation was of great value in the evaluation of the projects.
A special guest at the event was Mrs. Milena Stoycheva, the Minister of Innovation and Growth, who also addressed the attendees, emphasizing the importance of supporting innovation and sustainable growth in the country.
On the behalf of BIC INNOBRIDGE, we want to express our gratitude to all the participants and organizers of the event. We believe that Mr. Dobrev's participation in the Pitch @ the Beach 2023 jury contributed to increasing the visibility of Bulgarian innovation activities and further strengthened the reputation of BIC INNOBRIDGE as a key participant in the development of innovations in the country.