GreenUP Boost

GreenUP Boost is our flagship event for 2023 – the time to gather the sustainable startup community and exhange ideas, opportunities, and aspirations. Join us for a day full of exciting talks and startup presentations!

Keynotes     Panels     Pitching

Save the Date – Sept 1st 2023


Be Part of the Community

Discover the latest trends, innovations, and opportunities in the world of sustainability at the GreenUP Boost Event on September 1st, 2023, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
This exciting gathering of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and green professionals will explore the pressing topics of sustainability startups, green innovations and the circular economy. Engage in thought-provoking panel discussions, learn from international best practices, and connect with like-minded individuals striving to create a more resilient and eco-friendly future.
Mark your calendar and join us at the Networking Premium Coworking Space in Sofia for a day filled with knowledge, innovation, and collaboration. Reserve your spot now and help shape the sustainable future we all aspire to achieve!


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  • 10:00 - 10:10 | Importance of Sustainable Innovation and Green Startups - Opening Keynote  
    Prof. Dr. George Angelov / Deputy Minister of Innovation and Growth
  • 10:15 - 10:30 | Sustainable Investments and Growth - Keynote
    Pavel Lisev / Fund of Funds Bulgaria
  • 10:35 - 11:10 | Biodiversity, Agro and Food Trends - Panel Discussion
    Panelists: Konstantin Haralampiev / AgroVar, Denimir Dimitrov / Zero Wave, Maria Aleksandrova / Nasekomo
    Moderator: Ivaylo Tsochev / BGZeroWaste
  • 11:15 - 11:50 | Circular Economy and Waste as a Resource - Panel Discussion
    Panelists: Mariyana Hamanova / EDIH Construction, Iva Stanisheva / Institute for Circular Economy, Mariya Mishineva / BGBC, Ira Ivanova / EnEffect
    Moderator: Kaloyan Ratchev / Vangavis
  • 11:55 - 12:30 | Future of Green Engineering - Panel Discussion
    Panelists: Boris Kolev / Sustainability Specialist Association, Andrey Stoychev / Atamiq, Kaloyan Georgiev / Schneider Electric
    Moderator: Kaloyan Ratchev / Vangavis
  • 12:30 - 13:00 | Lunch Break
    Zero Waste and Circular Food
    Cupffee Coffee Partner
  • 13:00 - 13:15 | International Best Practices and Opportunities - Keynote
    Stefan Ehrenberger / DIH Innovate Austria
  • 13:20 - 13:35 | Sustainability Efforts and Trends in Sofia - Keynote
    Liliya Angelova-Koleva / Sofia Municipality
  • 13:40 - 13:55 | Manufacturing in the Green Economy - Keynote
    Mihail Stanev / EIT Manufacturing
  • 14:00 - 14:35 | Corporates and Investors in the Circular Economy - Panel Discussion
    Panelists: Kalina Milanova / European Law Firm, Lyubomir Staykov / Alfastar Capital, Dotchka Vassileva / Fund of Funds, Lyubomir Filipov / Veolia
    Moderator: Bozhidara Zhivkova / ESG News
  • 14:40 - 14:45 | Sustainability & AI - Keynote
    Kristina Eskenazi / AI Cluster Bulgaria & Biotech Cluster
  • 14:50 - 15:40 | Circular Startups Demo Day Pitching
    The best startups from the Circular Startups Accelerator Program will present their projects and prototypes.
    Jury: Desislava Gospodinova / Alfastar Capital, Violeta Nedeva / America for Bulgaria Foundation, Elena Nikolova / CEO Angels Club, Emil Shekerdzhiiski / Networking Premium Coworking Space, Kamen Bankovski / Vitosha Venture Partners
  • 16:00 - 17:00 | Networking
    Participants can use this time to connect with other attendees, speakers, and startup representatives, sharing ideas and discussing potential collaborations.



Prof. Dr. Georgi Angelov

Ministry of Innovation and Growth

Pavel Lisev

Fund of Funds Bulgaria

Denimir Dimitrov

Zero Wave

Boris Kolev

АСУ - Sustainability Specialists Association

Kalina Milanova

Milanova & Partners

Mariyana Hamanova

EDIH Construction

Ira Ivanova


Iva Stanisheva

Institute for Circular Economy

Stefan Ehrenberger

DIH Innovate Austria

Dochka Vasileva

Fund of Funds Bulgaria

Lyubomir Staykov

Alfastar Capital

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The event is by invitation only. Limited spots are available. In order to register and be approved, please enter your details in the form below. The final event agenda will be sent together with invites closer to the day of the event.

GreenUP is supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the organizers and do not necessarily reflect the views of America for Bulgaria Foundation and its partners.