ABLE Activator is the leadership and entrepreneurship program developed by the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE) – an active community of entrepreneurial young people, who contribute to the development of the environment around them, wherever they are.
Our mission is to develop a civil society, inspire leadership and spread entrepreneurial culture in Bulgaria. Our values are:
Tens of members and friends of ABLE contribute to the continuous development and constant improvement of ABLE Activator in various ways.
With the exception of the Project leader, all the members of the operative team are volunteers, a lot of whom also graduates from previous editions of ABLE Activator.
Yana is convinced that staying true to our core values is the underlying factor for achieving a sense of self-fulfillment and success. To her, education and giving back to the community, ensuring a better future for the next generations is an endless source of motivation to become a better person and a more successful professional. She is the founder of "Chinese with Yana Jin" - courses in Chinese language and culture for people of all ages and background.
Yana PerperievaProject Leader of ABLE Activator
Vladislav NosikovMarketing Lead
Damyan DimitrovProject Coordinator
Estel joined ABLE in 2016 and has been part of the ABLE Activator team since its start. She has 8 years of corporate experience in the area of Finance and Business both locally and internationally. Being an active member of NGO organizations she has participated in various projects for the start-up ecosystem and government institutions. Estel is passionate about skiing, salsa, water sports and is inspired by people who are supporting and giving back to the community.
Ivan is part of the ABLE founding team and he was the first Project Leader of ABLE Activator. He believes that Bulgaria is a great place to start a startup and he is working on improving the startup ecosystem.
ABLE Activator 2023 Alumni Risk Advisory Analyst at Deloitte
Ana ValevaParticipant Management
ABLE Activator 2023 Alumni Technical Director - Digitalization and Industry 4.0 at БДИНТЕКС ЕООД
Mihail MilchevTechnical Support
ABLE Activator Alumni I am an energetic, hard-working, and curious professional with experience in financial services, recruitment, international trade and travel technology. I have worked in a start-up, small enterprise, and a multinational organization and thanks to this I have a wider understanding of different organizational dynamics and ways of work. I have also lived, worked, and studied in 5 different countries and I understand and truly value cultural differences and how they help us form better rounded opinions.
Victoria DotchevaPartnerships Ambassador
ABLE Activator Alumni Having worked in advisory, consumer goods and real estate, I have developed a deep passion for innovation, and economic and technology trends. I have gained some of my experience through working in the family business, where I swept dust and loaded cargo, managed brands and sales, and worked to improve collective skills, knowledge and experiences. While working in management consulting I have gained experience in tech transformation projects helping clients in central government, telco and oil & gas industries. In my spare time I enjoy thinking of everyday human problems, and reading about trends.