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Turning waste plastic into energy

Turning waste plastic into energy

A UK company wants to build an installation for production of electricity and hydrogen in the town of Simitli, Bulgaria


The steep road to startup visas

The steep road to startup visas

Bulgaria will soon have a working visa for startup entrepreneurs, but one in need of improvements


Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

In 2022 or 2023 there will be at least one Bulgarian startup with valuation over 1 billion dollars


Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

Food and beverage Top 30: Sunflower Billions

The sector as a whole performs well, but the champion is sunflower oil production


The battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

The battle for Sofia, Peevski is back and other things to look out for in the elections

These are some of the more interesting faces and constituencies to look out for in the upcoming 14 November elections


Mission: A More Open Bulgaria for Foreigners

Mission: A More Open Bulgaria for Foreigners

An expat-led project seeks to welcome internationals and returnees to Sofia and help them settle down


DigitalK 2021: Technology in a year of rupture

DigitalK 2021: Technology in a year of rupture

How will the world look after it stopped for a while?


DigitalK 2021: Technology a year after the world changed

DigitalK 2021: Technology a year after the world changed

This year's edition of the conference will once again cover all major topics in the sector - from digitalization to entrepreneurship


Bulgaria’s biggest fintech deals

Bulgaria’s biggest fintech deals

Fintech companies’ strong growth draws interest from investors and VC funds


Startups in Bulgaria: March overview

Startups in Bulgaria: March overview

Halo Dx and MYX raise money for further expansion; SMSBump’s owner earns "unicorn" status


The courier drone

The courier drone

Bulgarian startup Dronamics has begun building its network of partner airports for drone deliveries


Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Digital startups get funding, BDB acquires stake in baby-shoe maker, Automotive sector expands near Plovdiv

Short business stories from the past month


The supercar from the Rhodope mountain

The supercar from the Rhodope mountain

Alieno project promises a 5,000-horsepower prototype by the end of 2021


5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

5G: learning to walk in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Telecomunications Company, operating under the Vivacom brand, has rolled out the first version of its 5G network - with limitations in both coverage and capacity


Small businesses’ big crisis

Small businesses’ big crisis

Small firms which make up more than 90% of companies in Bulgaria, were hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis


A Martyr of (Anti)corruption

A Martyr of (Anti)corruption

Desislava Ivancheva, the ex-mayor of Sofia’s Mladost district, received the heaviest graft sentence in recent Bulgarian history but the authorities’ handling of the case stirred public outrage and sympathy for her.


Sofia has its competition

Sofia has its competition

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, is turning into an alternative to the capital in terms of opportunities for business and tourism


Five Years After

Five Years After

Bulgaria’s will to protest might seem exhausted in the years following the summer of 2013, but dissatisfaction with the country’s politics still simmers


FAST READS

FAST READS

Istanbul Convention, Nationalist split, ERM II postponed, Kelner bids for Telenor


The business deals of 2017

The business deals of 2017

Foreign investors are gradually returning