alumni and TESTIMONIALS
My key realization while participating in ABLE Activator was just how important community is to my professional as well as personal success. People are capable of opening countless doors to new and frankly unexpected opportunities. The program provided me with the opportunity to meet and later work with strong role models, which laid the foundations for my future development.
Alexander GramatikovFounder of Mentor the Young
I am glad I went through the program because it gave me access to the right people at the right time. I received a lot of useful feedback from the great mentors who helped me transform Foodobox from an idea to a functional business.
Jane DimitrovaFounder of Foodobox
It was everything I hoped to gain and even more. On our way back from the retreat at the end of the program, I had this eye-opening moment, realizing it was not about the program. It is about me and the bunch of amazing people I met and can call friends now.
Georgi NenovFounder & Host of The Superhuman Podcast
ABLE Activator taught me how to create a business in the right, textbook way. MindFit was born as part of the program and is still functioning today with most of the original team members. ABLE Activator literally changes lives. In the best way possible!
Victoria VictorovaCEO & Co-Founder of MindFit.Bg, CEO of Press Start
ABLE Activator is your best choice for hands-on startup immersion. Prepare to meet amazing people, refine your ideas, and launch a product within 6 weeks.
Hristo HristovHead of Sales Strategy at DRONAMICS
I definitely gained a lot of knowledge about starting a lean startup and how to set up my plan of action properly, and all those things really helped me gain a new perspective on how I think about my profession and my work.
Lulcho GeorgievManager, Airport Network Development at DRONAMICS
ABLE Activator was the push I needed to go out there and pursue my dreams. And the people I’ve met there are life-long friends. It’s an absolute must for everyone who wants to learn more about entrepreneurship.
Aleksandrina IkonomovaCo-Founder & CEO of Balli Go
I think it was during the first weekend of the program when I met all the other participants that I realized that I was going to be able to get out of my comfort zone. And that I don’t have to worry about it.
Viktoria PopovaCo-founder of OurLoveBooks
ABLE Activator is once in a lifetime experience. I met incredible people and strongly believe that ABLE is all about the community and the people involved.
Katerina KobakovaSenior Talent Acquisition Manager
ABLE Activator is the best place to meet like-minded people and taste entrepreneurship. You will experience the real team dynamics of a startup and be constantly challenged by the amazing lectors and mentors. Finally, you will try to raise financing and turn your idea into a promising business in less than three months. All of that is an experience you will remember and refer to for the rest of your life.
Iordan GenovExecutive Director / Financial Coach at MoitePari Consult
Despite the fact that I was managing my own company for almost 9 years at that time, the ABLE Activator program gave me valuable knowledge and helped me grow my professional (and personal) network with many young and ambitious people in Bulgaria.
Stanislav GeorgievFounder and CEO Soft Academy
This was a dream coming true for me! The ABLE Activator program gave me the opportunity to meet like-minded and passionate individuals who turned into friends and team members beyond the boundaries of the sessions.
Boryana PetrovaBusiness Strategy Manager
ABLE Activator is the best thing I have done since coming back to Bulgaria after 10 years in the UK. Having completed the Activator I gained exciting ideas, useful knowledge and most importantly - the people who can support me on the journey!
Ekaterina PetkovaFounder of Box from Bulgaria
People are generally afraid to start businesses. However, the ABLE Activator program demonstrates that having a coherent approach and following specific best practices can dramatically increase your chances of success.
Vitan IvanovSoftware engineer, Co-founder of Shkolo
I feel that the program helped me develop essential skills and thinking as an entrepreneur which would be useful in both cases - creating a start-up or driving innovation and embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit in a company.
Aleksandra GospodinovaProduct Manager
ABLE Activator gave me the wings to fly, to reach beyond my limits and develop a mindset of a doer. I was able to learn first-hand and get advice from successful entrepreneurs. I am proud to be part of this supportive community, in which I can grow and get inspired daily.
Yolita DonchevaProduct Manager
If you are looking for a way to challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone, and at the same time find a network that will support you in your effort to become a better version of yourself an individual, professional, and entrepreneur ABLE Activator is the way to go.
Teodora ChapkanovaSenior Project Manager
The Activator is a full-range experience - yes, it gives you the theory and practice to start a business. But it also develops your critical thinking, helps you consider the big picture, come up with adequate solutions fast and build new ideas in smart way. On top of it, for me it opened a whole new world of inspiration - I met and continue crossing my paths with people from different sectors & organizations with different ideas! I say - go for it!
Viktoria DotchevaProduct Marketing Manager at Amadeus
ABLE Activator is not just an event, but a whole experience. You will sacrifice some sleep, but in return, you will dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship and make good friends for life. It would take you months to accomplish all that you get from a single ABLE Activator.
Etien YanevFounder, Senior Social Media Manager at Payhawk
I don't believe in accidental things, I believe that everything happens to us at the right moment. But depends on us to take the shot. The opportunity came and I took it, as simple as that. ABLE Activator for me was space to improve myself, dear friends, inspiring environment.
Sofiya ValchevaProject Coordinator
The ABLE Activator is community. You get friends, know-how, experience and new opportunities. But the difference between ABLE and other communities is the VALUE of everything. From the Experts to the lunch boxes.
Ivaylo MadzharovSales Representative
My biggest takeaway from the program is that one can achieve great results with the right team and mindset even if given just very short time. The program affected my life by creating a new social circle for me and developing my entrepreneurial mindset.
Ivan IvanovLead Data Scientist
After participating in the program, I became a volunteer. Being part of the magic behind the scenes allows me to work with incredibly smart, motivated individuals, learn new skills, get to network with successful founders and mentors but most importantly, contribute to giving others the chance to go through this life-changing experience.
Iliyana MirchevaHRIS Manager
The program is enriching and challenging on many levels as it developed entrepreneurial, communicative, and personal skills. A key takeaway is that the more you want to do the more you can see you are able to!
Elena MenaMarketing Manager
ABLE Activator provides all the tools, knowledge and contacts for the participants to transform their idea into a business. Thanks to the program I learned how to talk to customers and investors, and I joined a wonderful community of ambitious entrepreneurs and bright leaders!
Anna SarambelievaSoftware Developer
The practical tasks and the questions we were encouraged to ask brought us as close to real-life entrepreneurship as possible. I still keep all my notes, ready to consult them whenever I need to.
Ralitsa DimitrovaBusiness Consultant
In a world where entrepreneurs are often described as crazy dreamers, it’s worth knowing you’re not the only crazy dreamer in the room.
Emiliya LambrevaContent Creator and Self-Published Author
ABLE Activator had a great impact on my life and I’m really grateful that it happened early on in my life. I got more self-confident that I’ll be able to achieve my goals and my dreams and it made me more professional than I was.
Daniel TuechkiCo-founder at Nauchi.bg
Don't be afraid (to sign up for ABLE Activator), take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, because you never know what might happen tomorrow.
Aleksiya KokoliosMarketing Manager at Bica
ABLE Activator will challenge you and teach you an exorbitant amount in just over two months, but the network you gain and the friends you make will stay with you forever.
Bhushan TrivediTeam Lead - Social Impact Carbon Offset Project DevelopmentTeam Lead - Social Impact Carbon Offset Project Development ClimatePartner Impact
ABLE Activator really opened my eyes asto how many different ways to start a business and to succeed there are.
Mihail DjurevTeam Lead V-Ray for Maya at Chaos
The biggest takeaways from ABLE Activator for me were the gain of the entrepreneurial mindset, the supportive community, and the toolkit of how to turn any idea into business.
Taniyana BiserovaFounder, Organizational & Counseling Psychologist at Sun In You
The BEST thing I took from ABLE Activator is the access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria.
Albert PashovBusiness Consultant
After the program I felt ready to take on the world. I just feel ready to start and this motivation is still in me.
Milko PenevBusiness Development Consultant at Vivafarma
The most valuable thing I got from the program is the social network.
Plamen TenevSAP Certified Hybris Professional
I loved the community. ABLE Activator helped me think like an entrepreneur. Meeting these people motivated me to grow. I made friends for life.
Martin HrisoskulovProduct Manager at Nexo
For a person like me who is occupied with more artsy work like architecture and music, I was really fascinated by the people I met during the Activator. Moreover, the knowledge we acquired I really believe is essential for the beginning of every startup enthusiast, and without it, it would really be much harder starting it up.
Petar Stoyanov3D Artist, Architect and Founder of Орендъ
As part of the first cohort, my experience with ABLE Activator was absolutely unique and incredible! This is the place where I learned a lot about verifying your ideas, starting a business, expanding it, and establishing partnerships. My biggest takeaway from the program is the practical knowledge I received.
Eli DraganovaService Manager
At the time when I was part of the Activator, I needed inspiration, I was in a very comfortable stage of my life when everything with my work was going smoothly. However, smoothly is not a drive to progress and grow. The ABLE Activator was like a roller coaster for growth and success.
Mirena DraganovaMarketing Director
I gained a lot of knowledge about the lean startup, validating MVPs, setting action plans properly, working with top performers, and failure is a failure if you decide to give up. However, most importantly I learned a lot about myself during the challenges.
Lozan LozanovJunior Product Owner at NitroPack
The program is life-changing, I am not exaggerating. If you have ever thought of starting your own business, the program is an eye-opener! You will be immersed in it! And by the end, you will know yourself much better than before, from angles you have never expected!
Polly ArnaudovaPersonal Stylist & Intuitive Coach
ABLE Activator is one of the most inspiring programs in Bulgaria. In the last years I haven't been challenged so much. I learned how to better communicate with my teammates, and be an inspiring leader.
Petar IvanovSoftware Craftsman at ST6.io, Trainer Software University (SoftUni)
Participating in ABLE Activator was truly an eye-opening experience for me. I am really happy that I managed to find the dream team during the program and later help co-found the first social benefit for mental health with them.
Anna mihaylovaCo-Founder of MindFit.Bg, Talent Acquisition Specialist at DIGITAL
ABLE Activator blew my mind! We live in a world full of info, we are flooded with intellectual knowledge. The ABLE Activator provided a lot of hands-on experiences and practical activities.
Plamen PekovCo-Founder & CEO Balkan Engineering, Tech & Izobretilnitsa Makers Association (BETMA) and
My biggest takeaway from the program was that you should never be afraid of trying new ideas and every idea can become something valuable if you put enough effort and work in the right direction.
Atanas DimitrovSoftware Developer
The program takes you out of your comfort zone and puts you through various exercises and situations that develop your social skills and build upon your entrepreneurial mindset. In ABLE Activator you also meet a lot of amazing people from the community who share with you their expertise and experience in different areas.
Svetozar MateevSenior Software Engineer
The program introduced me to top entrepreneurs in the Bulgarian start-up system, also to very successful experts in different business areas, and last but not least, enabled me to meet many courageous, open-minded and brave people, now my friends.