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alumni and TESTIMONIALS

Georgi Nenov

Founder & Host of The Superhuman Podcast

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.

Alexander Gramatikov

Founder of Mentor the Young

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.

Jane Dimitrova

Founder of Foodobox

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.

 

Victoria Victorova

CEO & Co-Founder of MindFit.Bg, CEO of Press Start

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!

Hristo Hristov

Head of Sales Strategy at DRONAMICS

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.

Iordan Genov

Executive Director / Financial Coach at MoitePari Consult

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.

Ivaylo Madzharov

Sales Representative

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.

Ivan Ivanov

Lead Data Scientist

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.

Iliyana Mircheva

HRIS Manager

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.

Elena Mena

Marketing 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!

Boryana Petrova

Business Strategy Manager

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.

Anna Sarambelieva

Software Developer

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!

Ralitsa Dimitrova

Junior Business Consultant, Brightive

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.

Emiliya Lambreva

Content Creator and Self-Published Author

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.

Viktoria Popova

Co-founder of OurLoveBooks

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.

Daniel Tuechki

Co-founder at Nauchi.bg Student at SU

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.

Aleksiya Kokolios

Employer Branding Strategist, BICA Services

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.

Lulcho Georgiev

Research and Business Development, 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 about my work.

Bhushan Trivedi

Team Lead - Social Impact Carbon Offset Project DevelopmentTeam Lead - Social Impact Carbon Offset Project Development ClimatePartner Impact

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.

Mihail Djurev

Team Lead at Chaosgroup

ABLE Activator really opened my eyes asto how many different ways to start a business and to succeed there are.

Taniyana Biserova

Executive Board Member at ABLE Life Coach

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.

Albert Pashov

Business Consultant

The BEST thing I took from ABLE Activator is the access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria.

Milko Penev

Business Development Consultant at Vivafarma

After the program, I felt ready to take on the world. I just feel ready to start and this motivation is still in me.

Plamen Tenev

SAP Certified Hybris Professional

The most valuable thing I got from the program is the social network.

Alexander Karagyozov

Composer and Conductor, Founder of the Alexander Foundation

Able Weekend Activator is the perfect format and environment for anyone who wants to develop their entrepreneurial skills and mindset, work in a team to realize a common vision and goal, and learn from the experience and example of top mentors.

Paolina Kaneva

Account Manager at Glovo

As I participated in ABLE weekend activator and I received so much useful knowledge about developing an entrepreneurial idea that I have very high expectations about ABLE activator. I was exposed to different topics which are vital when thinking about starting a business but I would like to set myself for an even higher and successful start. I was challenged to think differently from mentors who has been through the journey of entrepreneurs and succeeded.

Alexander Gramatikov

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 Gramatikov

Founder of Mentor the Young
Jane Dimitrova

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 Dimitrova

Founder of Foodobox
Georgi Nenov

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 Nenov

Founder & Host of The Superhuman Podcast
Victoria Victorova

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 Victorova

CEO & Co-Founder of MindFit.Bg, CEO of Press Start
Hristo Hristov

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 Hristov

Head of Sales Strategy at DRONAMICS
Lulcho Georgiev

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 Georgiev

Manager, Airport Network Development at DRONAMICS
Aleksandrina Ikonomova

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 Ikonomova

Co-Founder & CEO of Balli Go
Viktoria Popova

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 Popova

Co-founder of OurLoveBooks
Katerina Kobakova

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 Kobakova

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
Iordan Genov

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 Genov

Executive Director / Financial Coach at MoitePari Consult
Stanislav Georgiev

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 Georgiev

Founder and CEO Soft Academy
Boryana Petrova

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 Petrova

Business Strategy Manager
Ekaterina Petkova

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 Petkova

Founder of Box from Bulgaria
Vitan Ivanov

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 Ivanov

Software engineer, Co-founder of Shkolo
Aleksandra Gospodinova

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 Gospodinova

Product Manager
Yolita Doncheva

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 Doncheva

Product Manager
Teodora Chapkanova

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 Chapkanova

Senior Project Manager
Viktoria Dotcheva

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 Dotcheva

Product Marketing Manager at Amadeus
Etien Yanev

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 Yanev

Founder, Senior Social Media Manager at Payhawk
Sofiya Valcheva

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 Valcheva

Project Coordinator
Ivaylo Madzharov

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 Madzharov

Sales Representative
Ivan Ivanov

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 Ivanov

Lead Data Scientist
Iliyana Mircheva

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 Mircheva

HRIS Manager
Elena Mena

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 Mena

Marketing Manager
Anna Sarambelieva

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 Sarambelieva

Software Developer
Ralitsa Dimitrova

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 Dimitrova

Business Consultant
Emiliya Lambreva

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 Lambreva

Content Creator and Self-Published Author
Daniel Tuechki

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 Tuechki

Co-founder at Nauchi.bg
Aleksiya Kokolios

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 Kokolios

Marketing Manager at Bica
Bhushan Trivedi

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 Trivedi

Team Lead - Social Impact Carbon Offset Project DevelopmentTeam Lead - Social Impact Carbon Offset Project Development ClimatePartner Impact
Mihail Djurev

ABLE Activator really opened my eyes asto how many different ways to start a business and to succeed there are.

Mihail Djurev

Team Lead V-Ray for Maya at Chaos
Taniyana Biserova

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 Biserova

Founder, Organizational & Counseling Psychologist at Sun In You
Albert Pashov

The BEST thing I took from ABLE Activator is the access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria.

Albert Pashov

Business Consultant
Milko Penev

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 Penev

Business Development Consultant at Vivafarma
Plamen Tenev

The most valuable thing I got from the program is the social network.

Plamen Tenev

SAP Certified Hybris Professional
Martin Hrisoskulov

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 Hrisoskulov

Product Manager at Nexo
Petar Stoyanov

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 Stoyanov

3D Artist, Architect and Founder of Орендъ
Eli Draganova

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 Draganova

Service Manager
Mirena Draganova

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 Draganova

Marketing Director
Lozan Lozanov

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 Lozanov

Junior Product Owner at NitroPack
Polly Arnaudova

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 Arnaudova

Personal Stylist & Intuitive Coach
Petar Ivanov

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 Ivanov

Software Craftsman at ST6.io, Trainer Software University (SoftUni)
Anna mihaylova

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 mihaylova

Co-Founder of MindFit.Bg, Talent Acquisition Specialist at DIGITAL
Plamen Pekov

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 Pekov

Co-Founder & CEO Balkan Engineering, Tech & Izobretilnitsa Makers Association (BETMA) and
Atanas Dimitrov

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 Dimitrov

Software Developer
Svetozar Mateev

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 Mateev

Senior Software Engineer
Eleonora Yancheva

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.

Eleonora Yancheva

Business Operations Manager