The Startup Pitching Competition #Pitch2Pitch has been the talk of the town recently. This competition gave the aspiring entrepreneurs of Bulgaria a chance to showcase their ideas in front of five well-known investors. The competition was a huge success, and the judges had a tough time deciding on the winners.
The event had six competing startups and founders, namely Malki Sakrovishta by Stefka Stojanow, restART by Iliyana Elias, PUSH Marketplace by Ilian Kodzhahristov, DevNotepad by Svetoslav Marinov, Coffeeup by Svetoslav Petkov, and Smart Test by Alex Popov. All of these startups had a mere 1-minute pitch to impress the judges.
The honorable judges included Viktor Manev, an investor at Impetus Capital, Zdravko Markov, a professional Angel Investor and Family Office Manager, Georgi Pavlov, the founder of Adres.bg, Imoteka, Proptech leader and Angel Investor, Thomas Tsanev, a former vice president at Citi Bank and Angel Investor, and Emil Shekerdzhiiski, the founder of Networking Premium and Angel Investor.
After a rigorous evaluation process, the winners were announced. Stefka Stojanow won a prize of 2500 leva, Svetoslav Petkov won the other prize of 2500 leva, and Ilian Kodzhahristov won the Pitch2Pitch and a prize of 5000 leva.
The competition gave these aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and network with established investors. The winners can use the prize money to further develop their ideas and bring them to fruition. The judges appreciated the passion and creativity of all the participants, making it a tough decision to select the winners.
Overall, the #Pitch2Pitch competition was an incredible experience for the entrepreneurs and investors alike. It was a fantastic platform for startups to present their ideas and get recognition for their hard work. Such events promote entrepreneurship, innovation and help create a better business ecosystem.