Startup Weekend Varna

    Friday, May 25 - 27, 2018

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Startup Weekend Varna

Friday, May 25 - 27, 2018

Friday, May 25 - 27, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Technical University of Varna
st. Studentska 1
Varna, Varna 9010

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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No talk, all action!


Friday May 25th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Fund of Funds Intro
Fund of Funds: Financing for the 2nd generation of acceleration and start-up funds

7:45 pm
Organizing Intro

8:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:30 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:45 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:30 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday May 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 27th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Julian Sapundzhiev
Software Engineer

Юлиян има повече от 10 години технически опит като софтуерен разработчик с богат опит в разработването на софтуер под Windows с помощта на езиците C++, C# и платформата .NET. Той е съосновател на фирма Микродор ООД, която се занимава с разработването на CAD система за дизайн и изработка на облекло. Дълги години работи в областа на разработка на системи за текстиланата промишленост по проекти на едни от най развитите международни компании в областа. Започва да се занимава с езика C# и платформата .NET веднага след излизане на версия 2.0 и до ден днешен работи интензивно по проекти в областа на настолните, мобилни и уеб приложения. Ръководи проекта спечелил първо място на Startup Weekend Varna 2014, където отново залага на C# и .NET за изработката на начален прототип и развитие на идеята

Tsvetelina Yordanova

Master's degree in Communications and Business Development. Inspired by the ever-changing and colorful world of new media and technology, her passion is graphic design. Freelance graphic designer and leader of the groundbreaking group that gathers all creative people in one place - Raster Minds. Organizer of local and international initiatives such as TEDx, StartupGrind, StartupWeekend and more.

Galina Momcheva

Head of Department of Computer Science, Varna Free University 'Chernorizets Hrabar'
Co-founder of Inovacii i Konsultirane  Ltd
Assoc. Prof. Galina Momcheva has the following areas of interest:
- Programming
- Data Structures and Algorithms
During her 20 years' experience she was a mentor of outstanding projects of  superior students. She is the founder of 'Computer Games and Animations' master degree program at VFU and ScratchBG group of volunteers that develop activities with visual programming.

Kseniia Vinogradova
CEO, Founder

Kseniia Vinogradova is the CEO and Founder of the smart home startup FlipFlic

She has gone through Estonian and US hardware accelerators, been in the Valley, raised money from business angels and Kickstarter 

Ivo Iliev

Ivo Iliev is an expert in the area of digital marketing and founder of the marketing agencies Interactive Age ( and METAMARK( Ivo has years of experience in planning and executing marketing campaigns for international brands like NIVEA, Eucerin, Raiffeisen, Lenovo, NOKIA, Beiersdorf and many others. In his private blog ( he shares valuable information and tips about digital marketing, SEO, social media, online reputation and branding, web design and other.

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Varna is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Ivan
  • Mladen
  • Rosen
  • Anatoli
  • Daniel
  • Galin
  • Michael


Mario Di Florio
Founder and Director

Mario excels in business development, networking, community management and event organisation. In addition, Mario speaks several languages and has experience in agriculture, rural and sustainable development.

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