The sixth episode of the third season of Pitch2Pitch recently took place at Networking Coworking Premium. This event brought together five inspiring Bulgarian startups who pitched their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges. The competition highlighted the talent and innovation present in the Bulgarian startup scene.
The participating startups included:
Payzzter, co-founded by Marc Schillinger, Panagiotis Dermitzian, and Nona Dramova, offering a novel approach to financial services.
Coliving Semkovo, presented by Matthias Zeitler, reimagining communal living for the modern world.
Umni, led by Elitza (Elly) Stoilova, harnessing the power of AI to provide an intelligent chatbot assistant.
Cyrcl, headed by Enriko Marinov, revolutionizing shared micro-mobility solutions.
IRIS Biometrics, founded by Asen Levov, utilizing advanced biometric technology for identification and security purposes.
The esteemed judges responsible for evaluating the pitches were:
Viktor Manev from IMPETUS Capital
Borislav Borislavov, former CEO of DSK Ventures and Bulgarian Angel Association
Stoyan Nedin and Kamen Bankovski, the dynamic duo from Vitosha Venture Partners
Yordan A. Zarev from New Vision 3 (#NV3 Fund)
Kristiyan Begazhev, Senior Analyst at Capital Investment Fund.
The event was made possible by the generous support of awards givers, sponsors, and partners:
Mila Petrova, angel investor and startup consultant
Kaloian Kirilov of #Startup.BG
Alexander Vladimirov, former VC and current fundraising consultant
Health In Box Ltd | Micro Markets & healthy vending and #MicroMarkets
The startups received invaluable pitching coaching from the Founder Institute Eastern Europe, led by Ivaylo Ivanov and Janet Todorova. The event was hosted by Atanas Neychev and Elena Peneva from #brightmojo, who also awarded a grant. The competition was broadcasted by Ventsislav Nenkov and #Omaitv.
Following the pitch presentations, the judges announced two winners: Elitza Stoilova from Umni, who took home 3000 BGN, and Enriko Marinov from Cyrcl, who won the grand prize of 5000 BGN. Pitch2Pitch S3E6 showcased the promising future of innovation in Bulgaria, driven by the passion and creativity of the nation's ambitious entrepreneurs.