Telelink to invest €250,000 in blockchain scale-up

Telelink will invest €250,000 in blockchain scale-up and provide business mentoring for its project final realization. Applications from blockchain scale-ups entrepreneurs are already being collected online.

The startup pitch contest is part of the biggest Blockchain Forum in Central and Eastern Europe that brings together high-level policy-makers and global brands on 25 & 26 October, 2018 in Sofia.

Highest policy-makers from the European Commission and European Union member states, led by the Digital Commissioner will meet with global brands’ top managers to draft the decentralized agenda of Europe, to discuss regulatory, legal and tax framework and to witness best examples of blockchain for enterprise implementations. 1,000+ attendees will dive into world-class content delivered through key-note presentations, interactive panels and start-up pitches. Expo area will showcase working applications in already disrupted industries– logistics, music, social media, travel, advertising, manufacturing, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, government and more.

Central and Eastern European entrepreneurs with supply chain for manufacturing industries and supply chain for companies providing goods and services, as well as health and education blockchain solutions are welcome to participate the competition.

Preselected 10 blockchain scale-ups (start-ups in a more advanced phase of their business development) will be announced on Oct.15 and will have the chance to pitch their company in front of a recognized jury, a panel of the top investors worth over €200 million, an investment hungry tech community, an audience of C-level executives from leading global brands and European policy-makers during CEE Block Sofia (Oct.25-26).

The finalists will be evaluated by an independent jury: Jury Chairman – Lubo Minchev, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Telelink, Bozhidar Bozhanov, Founder of LogSentinel, Elvin Guri, Investor Empower Capital Advisor, Ivan Zhityanov, Executive Director Telelink Business Services and Rosen Ivanov, Founder of BlackPeak Capital.

The final decision will be taken with a vote weigh respectively 70% jury and 30% forum public.

The main criteria are innovation, social significance – positive impact on people and society, team capacity, business model and market potential.

One start-up will win €250,000 in a competition of pre-selected scale-ups who will get to pitch live on the event main stage and face a Q&A session from the investors and the audience.

Early Bird tickets are still available.

For further informtion:

Viliana Staneva

088 222 12 21