Silicon Valley comes in Plovdiv

Plovdiv will become a center of the IT industry and entrepreneurship. For the official visit to the city, leading names arrive from the Silicon Valley, historic site in California, where the first computer chip was created. From there, the careers of people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg began. Their companies are growing rapidly and are attracting huge investments. Some of the experts, who will visit Plovdiv, have worked for them.

The event will be held at the House of culture “Boris Hristov”, large conference room, 2nd floor, 17:00 and will include lecturers, public discussions, questions and answers on the topics: investing, entrepreneurship, START-UP companies and education.

Brief information about the guests from the USA:

Norman Winarsky is a leading name in the sector of artificial intelligence. President of SRI Ventures, as well as the voice assistant SIRI, bought by Apple in 2010. Norman is the author of a book, which is a bestseller and a lot of students in Stanford are taught with the help of the book.

Michael Marvin developed more than 100 technology companies. He is a leading name in the Tech Valley, the equivalent of the Silicon Valley in New York. He will tell about, how to build a good ecosystem with more investment and how Bulgarian startups can receive funding in the United States

Jamie Williams was a professional football player, a star of the Super Bowl, which after injury decided to dramatically change his career. He created a successful film company named Ymotion, and at the same time he developed several technology companies and became a successful entrepreneur.

Larry Biehl is the leader of the Group and founder of the Foundation Inter Culture, which finances the project. Larry worked in the Silicon Valley since its creation in the 1960s. He invested the money of the first high-tech millionaires. He knows historical figures and is the author of a textbook on finance.

Bogomil Balkansky is one of the most successful Bulgarians in the Silicon Valley. He achieved a remarkable career in VMware. He graduated with an MBA degree at Stanford University. He will tell how a person can succeed in the Silicon Valley and what qualities and skills must possess and how Bulgarian companies can apply for funding.

Dafina Toncheva is a partner in one of the largest investment funds called US Venture Partners. She graduated with an MBA degree at Stanford University. She will tell you her interesting biography and she will motivate many young people, when she reveals the recipe for success.

Vasil Terziev is a familiar name in the IT sector. Founder of Telerik. He will tell the story of one of the most successful Bulgarian technological businesses and will motivate many young entrepreneurs.

The event is free and is intended for entrepreneurs, investors, educators, students.

Please confirm your presence with an email on lilidrumeva@gmail.com to 20 April 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you!

For more information:

Mob: 0885 670 088

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