Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 162 Startup Ecosystem Overview Bulgaria has a relatively small market, but checks several key boxes for startups: strong digital infrastructure, low cost of living, and top tech talent. Bulgaria has also created a strong startup support environment with a number of successful accelerators and incubators, as well as several VC & EU funding opportunities for local early-stage founders. Showcasing the ecosystem’s success and funding potential, Payhawk is Bulgaria’s first unicorn. Entrepreneurs and digital nomads from across Europe are noticing the Bulgarian startup scene and moving ventures into the country, lured by the low cost of living and special tax benefits offered by the public sector. Bulgaria has an abundance of technically skilled talent specializing in advanced tech industries like machine learning and data analysis, which suggests that the ecosystem has the potential to become a regional technological hub if the right policies are implemented. Promising steps are being taken, with the government establishing new agencies to promote entrepreneurship and with initiatives such as a startup visa. Moreover, Bulgaria boasts the lowest personal and corporate tax rates in the European Union, which helps attract foreign investors. More policies like these will be needed to facilitate a legal framework for entrepreneurs, encourage private investment, and reduce dependence on public funding. Bulgaria could benefit a lot from promoting an entrepreneurial mindset and shifting focus from outsourcing to creating new international startups. Notable Startups and Ecosystem Champions ÂPayhawk Sofia, Bulgaria Payhawk is a financial system that combines credit cards, payments, and expenses into one interface. ÂUcha.se Sofia, Bulgaria Ucha.se is an online platform that offers educational videos and exercises on various subjects. Â365 Data Science Sofia, Bulgaria 365 Data Science is an educational career website for aspiring business intelligence analysts, data analysts, and data scientists. Unicorn Our Ecosystem Partner Our Report Partner