The third edition of the first Bulgarian contest, designed to encourage entrepreneurship specifically amongst young girls is now released! Entrepregirl v3.0 is on ladies! Over a 100 girls aged 16 to 25 dared and shared their ideas with the world during 2014 and 2015 showing that they are making a positive impact!
The motto of Entrepregirl v3.0 is ‘Dreams have no gender’ and it is inspired by the
Digital Woman of Europe 2013 award, which Sasha Bezuhanova, the Chairperson of the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology received from the VP of the European Commission and Euro-commissioner of digital policy Neelie Kroes at ICT2013. The Entrepregirl award is part of Sasha’s desire and effort towards developing the entrepreneurial eco-system in Bulgaria and encourages more young girls to choose the field of business and technology as a professional path for further personal growth.
Girls between 16 and 25 years of age can participate in the contest and everyone of them who has an idea and is not afraid to share it with the world can submit her application until 13th March 2016 via the web platform at www.entrepregirlbg.com.
An official Award Ceremony will take place towards the end of March and 10 out of all girls with higher results in the pre-selection phase will be presenting their ideas live in front of our honorable jury. A workshop on ‘How to present my idea successfully?’ will take place in the end of February to help all girls package their ideas before submitting them.
The Entrepregirl award includes a full-year program – an Alternative MBA in the Business Institute (аMBA) (The Business Institute), a year-long mentorship, a year-long membership at the Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT), a place at the co-working place Junior Achievement Startup Hambar in Sofia Tech Park. 3 out of all finalists will be featured in the JA Bulgaria initiative ‘Activizirai se!‘.
We would like to express our special thanks to our partners and members of the jury who will be evaluating the projects of the young girls – Tsvetomira Teneva (Founder of the Business Institute), Stoil Stoilov (Member of the Board of ABLE), Belizar Marinov (11 Fund), Svetoslava Stoyanova (PR and Marketing Manager, Junior Achievement Bulgaria), Stoyan Angelov (Start It Smart), Chris Georgiev (Member of Board at StartUp Foundation), Evelina Prodanova (Program Coordinator at BCWT) and Sasha Bezuhanova (Chair of Board at BCWT).