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 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

Application Deadline

January 15, 2022

Make sure you fill in, double check and submit your application by January 15th, 23:59 pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Written Applications Evaluation

January 28, 2022

Between January 17-27, 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 the interview on the weekend of February 5-6.

Interview Weekend

February 5, 2022

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 February 5-6 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

February 8, 2022

By February 8, we will finalize the selection process and send out confirmation emails listing further information regarding the current edition of ABLE Activator to each participant.

ABLE Activator Kick-off

February 25, 2022

February 25th marks the official start of the program and the beginning of 2 amazing months which will forever change the way each participant views their career path and professional life.

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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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