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The first exhibition for start-ups and innovative companies to be held in Sofia with the support of BDB

The first exhibition for start-ups and innovative companies in Bulgaria will be held on 13 and 14 March in the Innovation Forum "John Atanasov", Sofia Tech Park. The event is supported by the Bulgarian Development Bank and covers the entire start-up ecosystem - start-ups, innovators and visionaries, as well as incubators, venture capital funds and financing institutions.
Exhibitors will be over 50 companies and projects in the field of information and communication technologies, energy, energy efficiency, food industry, production, environment, visual arts, artistic and event management, etc. Among the participants are startups from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey.
Part of the event's program is a one-day conference "Prospects for the startups in Bulgaria", which will present the experience of 10 Bulgarian and foreign start-up projects that have already become successful businesses. One of the world's leading marketing and sales consultants, Rich Nutinsky, will also take part in the event. The opportunities and instruments for start-ups financing will also be discussed, and experts from the MFI "JOBS" will promote the new COSME products developed specifically for start-up companies.

The support of start-up entrepreneurs is among the priorities of "JOBS", and at present, every fifth loan granted by the BDB's subsidiary is to a newly established company. More than 650 credits for micro- and small companies have been granted, totaling more than BGN 33.7 million.