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Network with industry insiders, exchange ideas, and build a support system that will fuel your continued growth in the business realm.
“The vision of Innowave Summit 2023 is to unite the digital leaders of Europe and boost the innovation ecosystems” – this is the common vision shared by the organizers of the event and the network that supports them.Buy tickets
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Our Previous Speakers
Matthew K. Cross
Matthew K. Cross is the world’s top priority strategist, an internationally renowned speaker, author, and CEO of LeadershipAlliance.com, working with Fortune 100 organizations and elite institutions including Stanford University, Bank of America, BlackRock, UBS, Allianz, Merrill Lynch, Early Warning, WebHelp, Wells Fargo, Netscout, Home Depot & Qlik.
A Deming Quality Scholar and Hoshin NorthStar author and expert, he facilitates transformational learning, innovation and strategic execution. A prolific author, Cross' next books include: The Greatest Business Success Story Never Told (applying the master principle behind every successful organization on Earth) and Peak Performance on Demand in Sports, Fitness &amp;amp; Life.
Matthew has partnered with innovative thought leaders such as Marshall Thurber, a key mentor to Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) and Tony Robbins (Awaken the Giant Within). Graduates of his acclaimed masterclasses include thousands of executives across multiple industries, along with names like Barbara Dalio, wife of legendary Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. As a Golden Ratio Biomimicry authority, Matthew’s expertise includes identifying and simplifying the key drivers of peak health, performance, abundance; longevity. These are shared in his Nature’s Secret Nutrient books, TEDx talks, and MicroMasterClassesTM. Matthew is committed to sharing his diverse life experiences in ancient history, priority strategy, competitive athletics, and genius activation in support of optimal leadership, life success, and happiness.
Innowave 2023 Keynote Topic Innovation Trinity: AI2 Leadership, Quality; Biomimicry Matthew shares the principles, practices, and vast performance potentials at the intersection of AI2, Quality. Leaders receive a transformative upgrade in how they think, plan, and act to achieve and enjoy desired results personally and professionally.
A mission-driven leader with 20+ years of experience building teams, businesses and strong industry and customer relationships. 11+ years in Facebook running Sales and Operations at various levels and managing several markets (Nordics, Benelux, UK/Ire and CEE).
He is a Board Member of UNICEF Ireland where together with his board colleagues help guide the direction of the organisation.
Andrew Weld-Moore is Head of Sales for Central Eastern Europe - Global Business Group at Meta.
He joined Facebook after a number of years at UTV Radio, where he was responsible for strategic sales & marketing policies, driving revenue across the company’s portfolio of radio stations. In that role he helped build UTV’s radio network into one of the largest in the UK/IRE marketplace. He also sits on the board of UNICEF Ireland.
He is passionate about technology with a focus on digital transformation in the e-commerce space.
Vlad brings an analytical approach to projects and he follows the numbers to make the right decisions.
His goal is to explore relevant solutions for creating a long-standing foundation for digitalization. He is passionate about technology with a focus on digital transformation in the e-commerce space.
Vlad brings an analytical approach to projects and he follows the numbers to make the right decisions. His goal is to explore relevant solutions for creating a long-standing foundation for digitalization.
A director-level professional with wide experience in the ICT industry in CEE and Emerging Markets. An entrepreneurial and innovative driver, having more than 24 years of visionary leadership, business development expertise, established at CEE and Emerging operations of four global corporations. An experienced professional in industries such as Telco & Media, Government and Defense.
In Aug 2022, Petar joined the Google Cloud team in CEE, where he is responsible for the GTM Strategy for Public Sector and key accounts.
Before joining the Google Cloud team, Petar was CEO of AmCham Bulgaria, where he was a public speaker on the last two 3 Seas conferences in Riga and Sofia, where he was moderator of the Digital Panel and participated in the 5G panel during the Riga’s Forum.
Between June 2013 - December 2016, Petar was General Manager of Microsoft Bulgaria, North Macedonia, and Kosovo.
Between August 2000 - Sep 2012 Petar served for 12 years at Cisco Systems as GM for CEE6 countries and was Director Strategy and Planning based in London.
Between 1996-1999, Peter worked for 3Com/US Robotics and established their business from scratch in Bulgaria and CIS.
In 2010 Peter graduated from the International Management Development Institute (IMD) General Management Program, Lausanne, Switzerland. He also holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria and has a Masters Degree in Military Cybernetics from the Military Artillery College.
Nancy Nemes is a tech trendsetter with 20 years of global experience in high tech across Europe, USA, Canada and South America. Nancy is the founder of <a href="https://www.nemesventures.com/" target="_blank">Ms.AI</a> - Artificial Intelligence for and with women. Until recently, she was heading up Google's Hardware business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Microsoft leading up IOT in its early days, Digital & Consumer Marketing, Business Development and Sales for various products and services.
In recent years, Nancy has pioneered, implemented and optimized the impact of mobile, digital, and social aiming at enriching people lives through smart connected devices and services.
In 2003, The Chartered Institute of Marketing named Drayton Bird one of the 50 people in the world who have shaped today`s marketing. David Ogilvy said he “knows more about direct marketing than anyone in the world”. Former Worldwide Vice Chairman and Creative Director of the agency now Ogilvy One he has had 60 years’ experience in 55 countries.
He has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands including Audi, Bentley, British Airways, Cisco, Deutsche Post, Ford, IBM, McKinsey, Mercedes, Microsoft, Nestle, Philips, P &amp; G, Toyota, Unilever, Visa and Volkswagen.
As a writer, Drayton has helped sell a variety of products – from Airbus aircraft to the Peppa Pig animation. He has written 6 books, out in 17 languages, one “Commonsense Direct and Digital Marketing” has been a bestseller since 1982. David Ogilvy also said his speeches are “Instructive and hilariously funny.”
Kasim Aslam is the founder and CEO of Solutions 8, one of the world’s top-ranked Google Ads agencies. Recipient of the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association’s 2017 TIM Award for Person of the Year, Kasim was also named one of the Top 50 Digital Marketing Thought Leaders in the United States by The University of Missouri in 2020.
Recently, he is co-founded Driven Mastermind, an exclusive, invite-only community for high-performing entrepreneurs. He has been honored to be the WarRoom's 5X Wicked Smart Winner three years in a row– an award given to a War Room member who has presented their best proven and tested strategies to grow their business rapidly. With over a decade of experience in Digital Marketing, he is passionate about helping businesses grow and scale through Google Ads––whether that’s providing knowledge and resources they need or through Solutions 8, the best Google Ads Agency in the US.
Lazar Malakov is leading the Meta ASP team in Aleph – Meta's Authorized Sales Partner in Bulgaria.
Along with his team they are an illustration of the "lifetime learning concept" (even if you are at the right path, but are just standing on it... you will be run over). He's 6 times Meta certified: Media Buying Professional, Media Planning Professional, Digital Marketing Associate, Discovery Commerce Specialist, Marketing Science Professional & Meta Certified Lead Trainer.
He realized the first SMS proof of purchase consumer promotion in Bulgaria (back in 1999, for Nestle Classic tablets), and also the second such promotion in Bulgaria (12 months later no one had managed to copy the mechanics).
He has extensive brand management experience with brands like Nestle, Mura, Samsung, Panasonic, Kamenitza, Becks, Stella Artois...
Lazar claims that Mathematics is strongly related to Marketing. Not only because of his professional life as Head of CRM, pricing manager, director of trade, or customer success director, but rather for the facts that machines ("the Mathematics" and the so called artificial intelligence) are 1) much faster than humans; 2) much more efficient than humans; 3) can monitor much more parameters than humans; 4) can be managed and directed by humans; and 5) can bring profit and success to the human customers.
Zdravko Peshakov manages SAP's operations in Bulgaria, focusing on accelerating the migration of organizations of different sizes and spheres of activity to cloud software. His priority is to deliver customized solutions for current and future clients of the global leader in software development to help them on their way to become intelligent sustainable enterprises ready for the business challenges of tomorrow. Zdravko Peshakov is a dynamic leader with extensive experience and ranks among the youngest managing directors of the company in the region.
He began his career with the company in 2017. Soon after, he was selected for the prestigious SAP Academy in Palo Alto, California. After its completion, he held the position of Sales Manager for SAP's Cloud Digital Supply Chain portfolio for Southeast Europe, and later accepted the position of Sales Director for the private sector in Bulgaria.
His vision, passion for technology, innovation and digitalization, as well as flexibility strengthen SAP's position as the preferred provider of cloud technologies for the Bulgarian market.
Lukasz Zelezny, top 10 UK social media influencer, UK search awards judge and former director of organic performance at ZPG. Previously leading his team he is responsible for the uSwitch.com, Zoopla.co.uk and PrimeLocation organic visibility, conversion rate, traffic and engagement. Lukasz is a hands-on person; he spends lots of his time keeping up to date with the changes in the technology of online marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group and Fleetway Travel.
He is a graduate from the Silesian University of Technology with a BA in Marketing.
He travels up to 75,000 km a year speaking at many SEO and social media conferences including ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London in the United Kingdom as well as conferences held in Europe; Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton, UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics.
Gabriela Elena Blaga is a Romanian Leading Change Strategist and Leadership Coach. She has a strong background in business administration and management, with various leading roles in international corporations from Fortune 500.
Gabriela has collaborated closely with people and teams from all over the world. Her work has included coordinating an array of large global SAP ERP and digital transformation projects in multiple countries such as the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Malaysia, and Romania.
Two of her outstanding international projects included the implementing of the electronic invoicing for British American Tobacco and coordinating the creation of Procurement Hub for EEMEA region for the tobacco group. Through her leadership capabilities, project management and relationship building skills, she set the stage for improving efficiency and the agile transformation of the organisation. Her various roles afforded a unique window into individual and organizational vulnerabilities, courage, and the universal desire for productive harmony.
She is the author of VUCA²: Tap The Power Within You, the book and masterclass based on her original system for managing and mastering a world filled with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Her next book Audrey Hepburn: Reach For Your Stars, A 45-Day Empowerment Journal (to be launched in spring / summer of 2023) gifts the reader with the priceless opportunity of having Audrey—in her own words–– as an inspirational coach. This combines with Gabriela’s insightful questions in a profound yet simple field book for transformation.
A former co-producer and moderator of the BiziLive TV program Tell Me Your Story, she’s also a gifted journalist.
In the past six years, she has been mentoring business men and women to become the founders of tomorrow, with a focus on authenticity, and courage.
Dale helps those in business achieve their goals. As a business mentor he gives them valuable advice and explains what needs to be done, when and importantly how. His approach is practical, proven and responsible for the growth and success of many leading and award-winning companies.
In addition, his expertise and unique insights make him a frequent lecturer at conferences, leading universities and as a contributor to a number of publications.
At Innowave Summit 2023, Dale will deliver a unique perspective on how to organise sales and marketing for business competition, with an approach that will be a breath of fresh air, eye-opening and a must for any business looking to make the most of its market potential.
Director of The College of Extraordinary Experiences. External Advisor at McKinsey. Former Ruby Hunter. Marketing Wizard. Innovation Strategist. Playfulness Preacher. Experience Design Pioneer. Keynote Speaker. Event Designer. Author of 37 books. With more than a thousand talks, workshops, etc. to his name, Claus Raasted has been called “a cross between Thor, Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga”. He also has a past in reality TV, but these days, who hasn't?
Marius is serial entrepreneur and business-angel with successful investments in many CEE countries, ranks in Forbes fortune Romanian survey. He is Co-Founder at VentureConnect and SchoolforStartups Romania, president of the Romanian Association of Online Stores. Also he is the author of “Entrepreneurship”, first Romanian entrepreneurship book, one of the Romanian Dragons from the TV show Dragons’ Den; Co-organizer of the BusinessDrive mini-MBA program, professor of Entrepreneurship. Marius is awarded with “Investor of the Year Romania 2016” by Central European Startup Awards.
Larry Biehl graduated Stanford University. After developing his own business in Silicon Valley, he starts helping young entrepreneurs to do the same. For over 50 years, he is a financial advisor and investment manager for different startups all over the world. He is the founder of Interculture foundation which finances the project Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center.
Mariya Gabriel is former European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth since 2019 and former European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society (2017 - 2019). The overall objective of her overarching portfolio aims at the full realization of the Digital Single Market.
Her strategic vision has consistently placed European citizens at the center of the policies, helping them acquire digital skills to succeed in the digital transformation process. She has focused her efforts on putting forward an ambitious digital programme in the context of the next MFF, investing in HPC, AI, cyber security, but also the creative, audio-visual industries and media, bringing benefits to all European citizens. She has extensively engaged with external EU partners to enhance digital cooperation, in particular with the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.
Mariya Gabriel served as Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to July 2017. Being the EPP Group Vice-President, she tackled issues related to EU enlargement, Mediterranean region, Middle East and Africa and focused on priorities, e.g. security, migration, women issues. Mariya Gabriel also has considerable achievements in the area of the EU visa policy - she is the EP rapporteur on 1/3 of all EU visa liberalisation agreements.
She was awarded twice the prestigious prize &amp;amp;quot;MEP of the year&amp;amp;quot; - in 2016 for the Development category, and in 2013 for the Gender equality category. She is the 2018 winner of the prize &amp;amp;quot;Tecnovisionarie&amp;amp;quot; awarding excellence in research, technology, innovation, and business. In 2017 she was honored with the Royal Spanish Order of Civil Merit for her contribution to the foreign relations of the country and 2016 - with the Columbian Order of San Carlos for merits to the country in international relations and diplomacy.
Eng. Dimitar Vassilev is a Bulgarian entrepreneur and investor with over 15 years of experience in technology and innovation. He is the founder of Innowave Summit, one of the most significant high-tech conferences in Southeast Europe, with a focus on the digitalization of business and the public sector. He has been nominated as one of the top 100 most influential people in the IT sector in Bulgaria for 2022.
Svetlin Nakov is co-founder and the main inspirer of SoftUni (https://softuni.org) - the leading institution for training software engineering, IT and digital skills in Bulgaria, attended by tens of thousands of young developers.
Svetlin holds a PhD degree in Informatics and was a lecturer in cutting edge software technologies in Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Technical University - Sofia and New Bulgarian University. He is a Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Software Developers (BASD).
As a student Svetlin is winner in tens of National programming contests and has 4 medals from International Olympiads in Informatics.
In 2004 he was awarded by the Bulgarian President with the prestigious award "John Atanasoff" for his contribution for the development of the information technologies and the information society.
Denis Rothman, is the author one of the first Artificial Intelligence Cognitive NPL Chatbots. He also designed Automated Planning Systems and Artificial Intelligence software for corporate industries and online solutions.
Author of the book "Artificial Intelligence by Example".
Georgi Malchev is a Managing Partner at the Digital Marketing agency Xplora.bg. He has significant business and marketing experience - as a Board Member, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development Director for large holdings and companies. Has experience as a Management Consultant and is certified in Operations Management.
Georgi is a Partner and Mentor at Startup companies. Until recently, he was Head of Mtel's Digital Marketing, and before that was a key factor in the growth of a large digital agency. He teaches marketing, communications and advertising at New Bulgarian University. George is often a member of the Digital Marketing Awards jury, as well as a Moderator and Panelist on Management, Marketing and Advertising forums. Georgi was elected a member of the Board of Directors of IAB Bulgaria for 2016, and was re-elected in 2017.
Gennadiy Vorobyov is Co-Founder & CEO of Netpeak Bulgaria Digital Growth Partner Agency, part of the Netpeak Group.
Gennadiy is involved in the implementation of the agency's business processes and is responsible for the development of major marketing strategies for key clients.
He is in the digital industry since 2008 as a well-known experienced professional, certified Google Analytics and Google Ads expert. Gennadiy is also an honourable member of Softuni Digital's digital marketing program since its establishment in 2016.
He is the organizer of the annual Online Advertising conference - one of the biggest digital marketing & ecommerce conferences in Bulgaria with more than 500 attendees. He regularly takes part in various web contests, conferences and digital panels in Bulgaria and abroad.
Since 2021, he is the Co-Founder of Ringostat Bulgaria - a platform for telephony, call tracking, and end-to-end analytics for e-commerce businesses.
In 2018 Gennadiy was listed as one of the 39 best digital marketing specialists in Bulgaria, according to Dev.bg’s ranking. He also enters in Careershow.bg's list of the "Top 100 most influential IT personalities in Bulgaria" in 2021.
Gennadiy has been deeply involved with processes since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and is currently helping people living in the occupied and de-occupied areas in the affected areas. Since 2021 Gennadiy, together with Netpeak, is actively engaged in the "Renovation and support of the bulgarian villages in Ukraine" initiative by supplying a number of Bulgarian villages in Ukraine with tech equipment, books, supplies, etc. of school computer rooms for the students there.
Since March 2022 he has been conducting a major campaign and actions for preventing and eliminating the information blackout, disinformation, and propaganda related to the news of military actions in Ukraine. This is how the "Bessarabian Front 2.0" platform was born - a Facebook page and a Telegram channel created with the purpose of working against the propaganda and fake news about the war in Ukraine.
Ivo Iliev is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and communications with over 17 years of international experience in digital projects for customers such as Generali, Reiffeisen Bank, KBC Group, NIVEA, Eucerin, CLINIQUE, Opal Transfer, BNP Paribas, FORD, NOKIA, Nestle, Lenovo and many others.
Ivo is a manager of two marketing companies: InteractAGE (www.interactage.com) and BOLANDILA TM (www.bolandila.com). Furthermore, he is a deputy chairman of the “Bulgarian Association of agencies for digital communications”, an associated member of “Bulgarian E-commerce Association” and an expert advisor in the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria.
For more than ten years Ivo Iliev has been an organizer and a speaker at numerous business events in the digital industry. He is an active participant in business, startup projects and different social campaigns.
Ivo maintains a personal marketing blog (www.ivosiliev.com), where he shares a lot of his personal experience and practices. He also practiced as a teacher of the Masters from the New Bulgarian University, specialty “Public Relations in Social Media”, actively participates in practical exercises with students in marketing and communications.
Co-founder, COO Yespo omnichannel CDP, and Stripo (next-generation email editor). Alex is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing strategy, and promotion of the Yespo customer data platform on the international market. He is an author and trainer on business management, business process optimization, marketing, and promotion strategy.
Founder of InteractiveOrb, a digital agency with a team of 15 people managing an advertising budget of around 6 million leva per year. Owner of ConvertBuilder - software that allows anyone to create their own sales funnel, online store or website without the need for programming and design skills. Founder of Masterclass.bg, an online marketing and business creation academy that has helped over 7,000 people create and grow their businesses.Creator of MentorMax - the only mentoring program for startup businesses in the country with a guarantee of at least 400% return on investment. Creator of the largest digital marketing conference in Bulgaria for 2022 - Marketing Hackers Conference. Owner of Moscorp Publishing. Speaker at the leading business conferences in Bulgaria
Peter Ivanov is Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual teams Expert with over 20 years of international experience. His book “Virtual Power Teams” is translated in 6 languages and is Amazon Top 3 in the category-international management. Born in Bulgaria he graduated Mathematics and joined a multinational company as Data Analyst. He quickly became IT Manager for Bulgaria andgradually worked his way up to IT Services Manager for Eastern Europe, MiddleEast and Africa.
Peter recognized the growing importance of the teams in multiple locations and developed an innovative method for leading Virtualteams. In 2007 the Team led by Peter won the “Best of the Best” award for outstandingProject management in establishing global Shared services. In 2012 his Team won the “Global IT Connect Award” for excellent Engagement in a global cross-functional environment. In 2013 Peter founded “Virtual Power Teams” and started new career as Keynotespeaker and Executive coach on New Leadership.
He actively supports young Talents in the fields of mathematics and sports. In his dynamic keynote speeches and master classes, held in English, German,Bulgarian and Russian, Peter uses the experience he has gained as Manager,Athlete, Entrepreneur and, yes, the father of five little girls, to show you how to build up and lead your own successful Virtual Teams.As an expert in New Leadership Peter supports managers to retain the gravity of their Team despite the geographical distance, age and cultural differences, and deliver Top business performance.
The company that he currently works for as a Country Managing Director and Chief Product Officer (Execus) for (Webidoo) helps B2B sales teams design and execute their strategies to develop more business using social networks.
Throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia they help with Social Selling Consulting and Training, Linkedin presence and Marketing campaigns outsourcing and Sales systems integration.
He is really interested in the evolution that Social Selling is continuously experiencing in Professional Social networks and new tools have radically changed the traditional establishment.
He considers that today we are living the third revolution in Selling in modern history. Now we have the tools to connect and target a single person within our universe. And every sales professional and organization should be using these tools to boost sales.
Partner at Social Health, the Revolution of Social in Health Care.
Senior Start-up Advisor at Lead To Win.
Andrew is a social entrepreneur, adviser and coach, host and author, who collaborates with organisations worldwide, providing support in multiple areas such as digital transformation, technology and innovation, global business services and site selection, foreign direct investment, nation branding, sustainability, media, and cross-cultural communications.
In 2013, after ten years of working with Central and Eastern Europe in different roles, Andrew established Emerging Europe, a social enterprise and growth hub with a clear mission: to contribute to the social, economic, and democratic development of the 23 countries in the region.
He is a leader of Tech Emerging Europe Advocates, a community of tech enthusiasts managed by Emerging Europe, part of the Global Tech Advocates network, which has over 40,000 members worldwide. In 2023, He co-founded Emerging Founders, a community for start-up founders in emerging Europe.
Andrew is also involved in speaking engagements, hosting events, moderating discussions, and serving as a juror in international business competitions. Additionally, Andrew provides training on location promotion and media coaching. He has written and contributed to several international business and investment publications, as well as market intelligence reports.
Nikolay is a seasoned professional within the retail and ecommerce industry. He currently serves as the Marketing Director at Plesio Computers, a leading electronics brand in Greece and Bulgaria for 50 years, overseeing the market growth of the business in the Bulgarian market.
With over two decades of experience working across the whole spectrum marketing, he has developed strong expertise in the field of SEO, performance, email marketing, and strategic planning. Nikolay's distinguished career and comprehensive skillset make him an invaluable contributor to the ever-evolving landscape of marketing and commerce.
Nikolay holds a master degree from Panteion University of Social and Political Science in Athens.
Lulcho Petrishky is an accomplished finance and business management professional. He has been a vital part of Atos/Eviden Bulgaria, a global technology company, since February 2015.
His notable roles include:
Head of Cyber Security Global Delivery Center Bulgaria (May 2023 - Present): Leading the Service Delivery team, orchestrating BPO and local operations, and ensuring service excellence and SLA/OLA compliance.
Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Global Big Data & Security (May 2020 – May 2023): Responsible for financial management, budgeting, and cross-functional performance analysis in the Global Big Data and Cybersecurity division.
Head of Controlling (Jan 2018 - May 2020): Overseeing department activities, leading a team of 50+ employees, contributing to strategic planning, and fostering process standardization.
Team lead UCC Opex; Finance Business Partner for HR & Legal (Feb 2015 – Dec 2017): Managing global controlling activities, supervising a team of 10 Finance Controllers, and handling cost control and budget variance analysis.
Lulcho holds a Master's degree in Banks and Finance from Otto-von-Guericke University, completed a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) program, and is well-versed in International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). He also earned a "Leading in the Digital Age" (LIDA) certificate from Harvard Business Publishing in 2020.
Investment banker turned early-stage investor, co-founder of the leading VC fund in South Eastern Europe.
He oversaw the rise of the region's success stories such as GtmHub, FintechOS, OfficeRnD among others. Leveraging his substantial experience in investment banking, real estate, insurance, and M&A, he has been supporting teams with global aspirations and mojo to compete and grow.
South Eastern Europe’s powerhouse
LAUNCHub Ventures, one of the largest early-stage venture capital funds in the region, has been investing in SEE and CEE for more than a decade. Actively developing the larger region's ecosystems, LAUNCHub Ventures invests in technology startups built by ambitious local founders and diaspora entrepreneurs based in European and US technology hubs.
50% of LAUNCHub’s current LP roster are the fund's portfolio companies’ alumni.
How to grow and scale your business in 2024
Customer Support and why it’s important
Proves success strategies
Building relationships with clients
Benchmarking & Marketing Research
Leadership & Talent Management
Future of Advertising and Branding
User Generated Content
Storytelling & Influencer marketing
AI in Marketing
Personalization & Customization
Conversational Marketing for eComm
Email & SMS Marketing
Implementation of AI in eComm
Conversion rate optimization
Innovation & Technology
Innovation in Tourism
Internet of Things (IoT)