PrEXCELerator Bulgaria is the first and only startup ecosystem in Bulgaia which is not limited only to validation of startup ideas at proof-of-concept and MVP stage. Moreover, PrEXCELerator Bulgaria works with already operating startups to boost their (international) business development and funding outside Bulgaria, as well as their operations through pivots. The pre-accelerator covers 7 industrial verticals which include 25 various industries, and makes accessible a pool of over 100 industry expert in such 15 areas. This makes the PrEXCELerator the 1st early-stage startup platform focused on industry-specific tech solutions.
PropTech Bulgaria is the one stop shop for everything which concerns PropTech in Bulgaria. PropTech Bulgaria has the exclusive right to represent Bulgaria in PropTech House – the European Alliance of National PropTech Hubs.
Sylvia’s experience covers a wide range of functional areas and industries, inclusive of:
Experience in Consultancy Service:
Corporate Strategy & Organizational Development of Companies
Finance & Administrative systems
Production & Services Management, inclusive of technologies, know-how, material flows, performance metrics, quality control
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Information Technologies – development & implementation of systems
IT Consultancy Services
Economical & Ecological Research /apart from ecological/
Examples of her work include:
START-UP (ENTREPRENEURIAL) Consultancy Assignments:
2019 – Yanika Center | impact venture settled in Bulgaria
2019 – Stream Edge | Creative industry startup settled in Bulgaria
2019 – Andji Agro | AgriTech startup in Bulgaria
2019 – dotbrain.eu | HR Tech startup in Bulgaria
2019 – Validation of an EduTech startup idea in Bulgaria
2018 – a manufacturing start-up founded in Thessaloniki, Greece
2018 – Urban Center of Influence, Plovdiv. Social Entrepreneurship project
2017 – 2018 – Balkan Engineering Ltd. Investment management company in Construction Engineering
2017 – 2018 – 5 PropTech start-ups settled in Bulgaria
2016 – 2017 – 9 – ENNEA, Greece
2016 – 2017 – Oxford Life Design, UK
2014 – 2015 – Intrapreneurship Assignment, Yorkshire Police, UK
2013 – 2014 – C3, UAE
The length of each start-up mentoring project comes for 1 year. Typically, the mentoring project featured Partnerships, Product Development, Key Account Management, Marketing: Market Positioning; Customer Segmentation, Business Development.
INTRAPRENEURIAL Consultancy Assignments:
2016 – Constructing the conceptual model of a Technology Centre of Innovation within a Bulgarian ICT Holding company The project was meant to urge employees to research and develop new products. The company was to invest in a selection of the most promising ones.
2016 – Measuring the return on investments for mechatronics to make entry on the global industry; evaluation of 2 partnership choices; producing partnership relations structure; producing the head of terms for a gentlemen’s agreement. Length of project: 8 months.
2016 – HR System audit. Length of project: 2 months
The audit was aimed at improving the internal corporate effectiveness of the HRM system advancing proper centralization and decentralization among three separate companies and the HQ. The second objective of the audit aimed at drawing upon the audit to produce an HRM software to be launched on the Bulgarian market.
2015 – 2016 – Market research of competitors in the HRM software industry internationally. Length of project: 3 months.
2008 – Due Diligence of the structure & operational procedures prior to the sale of Concrete Elements Factory Ltd. Project length: 6 months.
2009 – Strategy research project exploring the factors impacting the direct foreign investment in South Bulgaria. Length of project: 6 months.
The research has been produced with the view to steer investment plans toward effective engineering of the investor’s second facility within Trakia Economic Zone. The said facility got inaugurated in 2014.
2007 – Performance assessment of 60 middle managers. Length of project: 3 months.
2007 – 2008 – Restructuring of Sienit Mechinery & Construction Park Ltd.
MBA, OUBS, UK. The Program comes in top 1 % of MBA programs on a world scale, and ranks № 8 in Europe in Y 2016.
Expertise: 1. Strategy; 2. International Marketing; 3. Innovations Management.
The recent year of her classes Sylvia got ranked in the forefront 1% of The Most Influential MBA Students within the entire cohort worldwide. These honors have been paid to none but 5 students altogether. Calculations have been produced on the basis of communication metrics measured for the course of one calendar year–namely, the time we had to produce and deliver our dissertations. Metrics have been read out on the OUBS communication e-platforms.
Certified Management Consultant, Bulgarian Association of Management Consulting Organizations– a branch of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes
Mentoring Program, OUBS, UK
Dipl. Mngr., Corporate Management, OUBS, UK
Expertise: 1. Operational Management; 2. Marketing; 3. Finance & Accountancy; 4. Project Management; 5. Human Resources Management; 6. Information Management & Knowledge Management; 7. Quality Management; 8. Supply Chain Management.
Assoc CIPD – international certification in Human Resources Management with The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London.
Prince2 Foundation – international certification in Prince2 Project Management, APMG, UK
BSc, Administrative Management, New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Postgraduate Education, Trade & European Law, Kliment Ochridski University, Sofia
- AMBA /Global Associations of MBAs/
- CIPD, UK /Associate member/
- BAMCO /Bulgarian Association of Management Consulting Organizations/