Digital wave at Innowave Summit 2019
During the weekend of October 18th and 19th Innowave Summit 2019 took place in Varna. The event is one of the most anticipated conferences in Bulgaria! A digital wave has spread across the maritime capital of the country, bringing thousands of people together. The event was traditionally filled with brilliance, informative talks, and numerous business opportunities. To experience the atmosphere of Innowave this year, watch the video report we made.
What happened at Innowave Summit 2019?
Thousands of visitors, hundreds of companies, speakers from dozens of countries gathered. In short, this is how Innowave Summit 2019 looked like. The topics covered major trends and aspects of Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Business Development, Sales, IT, and more. Among the speakers were notable names from abroad like Drayton Bird, Gina London, Shed Simove, John Tschohl, and others. As well as, local gurus such as Georgi Malchev, Metodi Drenovski, Martin Popov, Valentin Kuntorov.
The EXPO Zone had everything you need. Cozy networking areas, a lot of companies from different fields to talk to, a VR experience, and more. Generally, every step you take in Innowave may present a new business opportunity. Certainly, one of the highlights of this year’s agenda was the Startup World Cup qualification.
What happened at the Startup World Cup 2019?
On the second day (October 19, 2019), a Startup World Cup qualification took place in one of the halls. During which, 16 Startup companies were pitching for a place in the Startup World Cup finals next year in San Francisco. Where 45 startups from all over the world will compete for the $1,000,000 prize.
We saw some very interesting projects from different fields. I also pitched a startup during the qualifications. It was our marketing automation platform -- Saycle. This is a tool that can help you to generate and manage sales leads. The winners of the competition were Colibra. The project is a free application for delayed flight compensations.
It is a great honor to win! We saw a lot of interesting and innovative projects! Maybe, the advantage of our startup is that we will rapidly gain traction.
Kaloyan Georgiev, CEO of Colibra
The digital growth in Varna in recent years and the contribution of Innowave.
Over the last 5 years, Varna has progressed a lot in its Digital and Business development. The organizers of Innowave have also prepared a very interesting article that follows the aspects of this progress. Moreover, in it, you can see how Innowave contributes to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. For instance, what business opportunities have opened up? What kind of companies has opened offices in the city? As well as, startups that have emerged, and new shared spaces and hubs to work and exchange ideas. See the full article here.
In conclusion, Innowave Summit 2019 was a great event. Above all, we had an unforgettable experience and made a lot of business contacts. In addition, we learned new things. Certainly, the event worths visiting. So stay tuned and don’t miss the next edition.
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