Bulgaria

ESIL Angel: Sasha Bezuhanova

Bio at a glance

Sasha Bezuhanova is an activist and philanthropist who contributes to Bulgaria's IT industry.

A former executive of Hewlett- Packard, she is the founder and chairperson of MOVE.BG, a civil platform that finds sustainable solutions via innovation, participation and co-creation.

She has helped to position Bulgaria as an ICT center of global significance, and boosts entrepreneurial culture in Bulgaria and at European level. She is also a strong advocate for women empowerment. 

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MOVE.BG drives sustainable social impact via innovation and collaboration. It acts as a platform to connect, inspire and accelerate local agents of change to create larger impact. It connects changemakers and provides a space for community engagement, it shapes solutions for sustainable development and it aims to inspire others by showing positive examples of change.

Catch up with Sasha Bezunova

"Geographical boarders for quite some time are less important especially in the innovative industry".

Early stage investing in Bulgaria today:

  • Very vital start up ecosystem with participating angels that are very much committed to supporting early stage ventures into their path to grow and get established on international markets.
  • For the last 5 years quite some good results have been achieved
  • We have about 5-6 hundred start ups, some of them are deep tech start ups
  • About 26% of them only this year have moved into learn machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data.
  • A lot of focus on the fintech industry.
  • There is quite potential also for the investments to find oportunities in Bulgaria.

My goals in Bulgaria

  • To strenghten the angel investment culture in Bulgaria
  • Build relationships between Bulgarian and European angel investment community
  • Implementing best practices learned from other ESIL countries

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