The global stage awaits your ideas - Creative Business Cup Bulgaria 2024

Meet the expert jury in the CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP BULGARIA 2024 competition

We are pleased to present to you our expert jury, which will determine which Bulgarian entrepreneur will represent Bulgaria on the international stage during the world finals of the CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP. The team that will evaluate the candidates for the "Best Bulgarian Creative Business" award is made up of professionals with extensive experience and international recognition.

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Angel Angelov is a managing partner in the venture capital fund Innovation Capital. He has extensive experience in investing and accelerating startups from various sectors. His practice focuses on fundraising, venture capital, investment banking, startup advisory, corporate finance, M&A advisory.

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Camila Sela is a manager with extensive experience in supporting creative companies. It is part of the "Creative Business Network", initiator and organizer of the international initiative CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP. For more than 10 years, he has successfully consulted and applied various techniques to improve the management of companies in the creative and cultural sector, such as: audience management and development, fundraising strategies and audience growth, etc. Since 2015, he has been a television contributor in the IB3 Show Television "Cinc Dies" and participates in directing various educational and cultural programs for all audiences.

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Milen Dobrev is the chairman of BIC INOBRIDGE and the executive director of the Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since 2013, he has also been a member of the board of the European Network of Business Innovation Centers (EBN). Its main activity is aimed at supporting innovative businesses and stimulating the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Genoveva Hristova-Murray is a serial entrepreneur, co-owner and manager of Ligna Group, chairman of CreaTech Bulgaria and one of the founders of MISSIA23 - the first creative hub in Bulgaria. He is also the chairman of the Bulgarian Furniture Cluster and the founder of Ligna Studios. He is the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010, awarded by the European Commission. In December 2017, she was on the cover of Forbes magazine, she was also selected as a representative of the EY Winning Women Entrepreneurship Program for 2018-2019.

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Sasha Bezukhanova is an internationally recognized manager, angel investor and philanthropist with a 20-year successful management career in the Republic of Bulgaria and a significant contribution to the social development of Bulgaria. The long list of her business achievements and initiatives in favor of social prosperity over the years includes positioning Bulgaria as an ICT center of global significance, promoting entrepreneurial culture and affirming the role of women in business in Bulgaria and at the European level

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Irina is the executive director of JA Bulgaria. Her professional experience includes internships and work in the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Bulgaria. He works at the International Development Fund of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, as well as holding the position of vice-chairman of the organization's internal organizing committee.

She was a program expert at the "America for Bulgaria" Foundation on programs in the field of education and innovation, as well as initiatives to engage Bulgarians abroad. In 2018, she was honored in the "30 under 30" ranking of Forbes magazine for her professional and volunteer commitment in the field of education.

We remind you that the deadline for submitting applications for participation in the CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP Bulgaria 2024 competition. are accepted until 23.02.2024 on the official platform of the competition F6S. For details on the initiative, eligibility criteria, evaluation process and possible rewards, please visit our event page. This is your opportunity to become part of the global network of creative innovation and showcase your talent and vision on the international stage.

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