INSPIRE, EDUCATE, CONNECT
Start It Smart is an entrepreneurship organization founded in 2009 that was created with the goal to spread and develop the entrepreneurship mindset in Bulgaria while supporting young people in starting and developing their own business.
We are a united team that is always developing and growing
INSPIRE, EDUCATE, CONNECT
Start It Smart is the founder of the first pre-accelerator educational program in Bulgaria – Start It Smart | Pre-Accelerator and of many other projects with which we support and inspire entrepreneurs – workshops, events, consulting services, pitching competitions, trainings, mentorships, etc. Our portfolio of projects is growing along with the organization itself and we are happy to share that so far we have successfully started over 300 projects targeting entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs.
We gather people whose personal cause is developing the entrepreneurship in Bulgaria. We are people who develop ourselves on daily basis in terms of business and personal development and we are devoted to supporting others to succeed in their projects. A big part of our members are entrepreneurs themselves and through our club initiatives we support each other and share skills, know-how, brainstorm on different cases, share ideas and give each other mentorships while we have fun together. Our Club is what keeps the family together and and helps us be effective in our startups.
Start It Smart gives the oppertunity to all its members not only to work with a devolted and ever developing team but also to meet all the active people in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Bulgaria and not only. Entrepreneurs, the biggest companies in Bulgaria and abroad and all of the world formats and organizations associated with developing entrepreneurs – we partner with them and look together for the newest and the best alternatives for the startups in Bulgaria.
Start It Smart is an entrepreneurship organization founded in 2009 by five fellow students at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Dimitar Karamanchev, Petar Sharkov, Ivan Chomakov, Petar Mladenov, Dimitar Pantaleev. At that time they were confronted with the difficulties of starting their own businesses which lead to the conscious need of creating a community of peers with the same interests and problems with whom to share their experience and learn from one another. A couple of months later they organized a pitching competition for innovative business projects which quickly grew to a national level and later formed the 3Challenge accelerator program. Their activity also grew by a series of inspiring events targeted at the Bulgarian entrepreneurship ecosystem. Today more than a few hundred people had been part of the team of Start It Smart and have transformed it into one of the leading start-up organization on a national and European level.