15 Jun

Your support to the entrepreneurship ecosystem

GEM Bulgaria annual fund

GEM Bulgaria Annual Fund brings together individuals, institutions and companies who want to make a difference to the Bulgarian entrepreneurship ecosystem and invest in the future of Bulgaria.


Make Bulgaria attractive for living and doing business through social and economic transformation within a balanced entrepreneurship ecosystem

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08 Mar

Bulgaria makes second appearance in the Global GEM report

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More Than Half of All Entrepreneurs Expect to Create Jobs in the Next Five Years

The 2016/17 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) reports that entrepreneurship is on the rise globally and that building a positive global entrepreneurial ecosystem is key for job creation.

Fifty-five percent of entrepreneurs worldwide expect to create at least one job in the next five years – this according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016/17 Global Report released with sponsors Babson College, Universidad Del Desarrollo, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, and Tecnológico de Monterrey.

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08 Feb

GEM Bulgaria’s Management Team Grows

We would like to welcome our new team members Iskra Yovkova and Natanail Stefanov who have taken over the operational management of GEM Bulgaria as of December 2016. We are pleased that they decided to focus their energy and passion, knowledge and professional expertise in the advancement of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria.

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15 Nov

Bulgaria appears, does not drop in global index on entrepreneurship – GEDI index

Due to some publications in the media with regards to the GEDI index on entrepreneurship, GEM Bulgaria would like to clarify the presented information and messages.
Bulgaria is at #82 place according to the global ranking of entrepreneurship 2017 by the GEDI methodology. It is very important to point out that it is not, in fact, a drop, but a baseline for our country according to GEDI, as the previous #46 place was based on averaged data from Romania and Montenegro from previous periods which GEDI has acknowledged this as well. GEM Bulgaria collected its own data collection in 2015, which combined with other information chosen by GEDI puts Bulgaria at #82 place.
GEM Bulgaria produced its first GEM data in 2015, which was now combined with the other indicators chosen by the GEDI index to conclude #82 place. As the GEM Bulgaria 2015/16 report states, it is crucial to look at the full picture of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to get a full understanding of the environment and the entrepreneurial activity in a country. 

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07 Oct

Three out of four Bulgarians believe that successful entrepreneurs are important for the society

2015-16 GEM Bulgaria reportThe typical Bulgarian entrepreneur is aged between 35 and 44 years and is particularly wary of recruitment, according to the first annual report of the organization

57.5% of the adult population in Bulgaria see entrepreneurship as a good career choice, while 71.5% agree that successful entrepreneurs enjoy high status. This shows the first national report oof the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Bulgaria, officially presented on 3 October in Sofia. Read More

09 Sep

Successful Investors Will Discuss the State of Entrepreneurship in Bulgaria

GEM Bulgaria Annual Conference 2016

Successful investors, researchers of entrepreneurship around the world, young people with ideas, experts from institutions, policy makers and many representatives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem will meet on 3rd and 4th of October at the Rainbow Plaza, Sofia. The Bulgarian office of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) will host its first annual conference under the motto “Entrepreneurship: Trends, impact, growth”, organised jointly with Capital Weekly.

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28 Jul

Special report on entrepreneurial finance (2015 – 2016)

49558-e1468965011237The global financial downturn has left entrepreneurs more reliant on their own funding while new sources of entrepreneurial finance such as crowdsourcing are also gaining in popularity, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015-2016 Special Report on Entrepreneurial Finance.

The global financial crisis has left a lingering mark on entrepreneurship across the globe, with the majority of entrepreneurs (95%) relying on their own funding for start-up ventures.

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14 Jul

Call for papers: The Entrepreneurship of the future


Emerging technologies regularly serve as enabling forces for economic transformation, new venturing opportunities, industry disruption, and even social revolution or improved quality of life (Cohen & Amorós, 2014). From the printing press in the 15th century to semiconductors in the 20th century, innovators have collaborated to create tools for disrupting the status quo, serving as a generative force for thousands of future innovators and entrepreneurs.

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01 Jul

UK entrepreneurs brace for BREXIT


As the market flounders in the wake of last week’s seismic Brexit vote, a UK academic and entrepreneurship expert has said that UK entrepreneurs have what it takes to ride out the Brexit blues.

According to Professor Jonathan Levie, Director of Teaching at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, two thirds of UK entrepreneurs currently sell their products beyond the UK’s shores, which means that they are unlikely to escape the effects of the referendum.

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