Are you Eligible?

ABLE Activator is open to university students in their 2nd year of study or above and young professionals under 35 years of age.

The whole program, including all the lectures, workshops, panels and pitching sessions, are conducted entirely in English, as this is the lingua franca of the start-up world today. 

We plan to conduct all our events in an offline environment while maintaining the highest health precautions. 

Please be aware, that before submitting the application form, you will need to prepare two essays 250-500 words each – an Entrepreneurial Manifesto (describing your entrepreneurial idea) and a Statement of Purpose (motivational letter describing why you’re the best candidate for the program and how it would benefit your personal and professional development).

Age

University students in their 2nd year of study or above and young professionals under 35 years of age.

Fluency in English

All lectures, workshops and program-related activities will be held entirely in English.

Proactive Achievers

Track record of academic excellence, leadership skills and an aptitude for entrepreneurship.

Ability to Attend

Inability to attend any of the modules will lead to your exclusion from the program.

Changemakers

Community supporters committed to changing their environment for the better.

For more information on the curriculum of each module and all ABLE Activator related events and activities, head out ot the tab Program and read through the detailed Overview.

We’ve also compiled a useful FAQ section with the  top 10 most common questions we receive from applicants. For a quick intro to the Activator basics, we suggest this 3 minute read.

We plan to conduct the program in an offline environment. Before applying, we advise you to read through our measures for ensuring the health safety of everyone involved.

Application Process Timeline

The Autumn Edition of ABLE Activator is postponed for spring, 2022.
For more information, please refer to our official notice here

Early Bird Signup Deadline

August 20, 2021

The early signup fee is 490 BGN, which increases to 590 BGN on August 21st, 00:00.

Application Deadline

August 29, 2021

Make sure you fill in, double check and submit your application by August 29th, 23:59 pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Written Applications Evaluation

September 4, 2021

Between August 30 – September 4, each application will be carefully evaluated by a minimum of two independent evaluators. Only the top 50 applicants will be invited for a face-to-face interview. We advise each applicant to plan to be available for a face-to-face interview on the weekend of  September 11-12.

Interview Weekend

September 11, 2021

The top 50 applicants will be invited for a short face-to-face interview with a specially selected 5-member jury which will take place on September 11-12 in Sofia. The goal is to get to know the candidates a little bit better and give them the opportunity to showcase their strengths in a more personal environment.

Confirmation with Future Activators

September 15, 2021

By September 15, we’ll finalize the selection process and send out confirmation emails listing further information regarding the current edition of ABLE Activator to each participant.

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The Autumn Edition of the program is postponed for spring, 2022.
For more information, please refer to our official notice here

Applications for ABLE Activator are currently closed.

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