ABLE Activator is the 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.
Gergana NevyanovaProject leader of ABLE Activator
Sofiya was part of the ABLE Activator first edition in 2019 while she was working for one of the ABLE startups - shkolo. bg. Now she is Project coordinator of ABLE Activator. She has also been involved in various volunteer projects such as school and business events, alternative and art festivals. For her, inspiration and team work are driving forces in life.
Boryana was part of the ABLE Activator 2022 edition. She is an active member and supporter of ABLE projects since May 2022. Bobby works as a Business Strategy Manager within the IT industry and is passionate about driving improvement, innovation and solving problems while following design thinking principles.
Aleksandra was part of ABLE Activator 2022. She is a Product Manager with a software engineering background that is passionate about organizing and bringing people together to solve problems and create an impact.
Ivan was part of the ABLE Activator 2022 edition. He is a member of ABLE since May 2022. Ivan works as a data scientist and is a co-founder of Data for Good - Bulgaria, an NGO which supports the civil sector of Bulgaria for solving socially significant challenges using data.
Ivan Danielov Ivanov
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.
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.
Georgi is is a graduate from the 3rd edition of Able Activator. He is committed to creating educational services and products at scale and has few founded companies behind his back but is still chasing the unicorn. Being part of the ABLE Activator gives him the ability to share the enthusiasm around new ideas and startups. A fulfilling part of his life is supporting people that are curious and not scared to ask questions.
Slav is member of ABLE since 2012 and has assumed several leadership positions in the organization. Part of the Activator project team since the very beginning Slav is passionate about bringing communities together and facilitating networking. Professionally Slav has 9 years of experience managing enterprise IT projects, but in his free time you are most likely to find him out in the wild.
Iliyana took part in the spring 2020 edition of ABLE Activator. She's an HR professional with a passion for automation, process improvement, and innovation. Iliyana is currently an HRIS manager at FXCM.
Anna participated in the ABLE Activator 2022 edition and has been a member of ABLE since then. Currently she is working as a Software Developer at Milestone Systems and Event Host at DEV.BG. Being a part of the team behind the Activator allows her to give back to the community and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Teddy took part in the Autumn 2020 ABLE Activator and joined forces with the Five app team. She has experience in managing projects and programs of different scales while being able to see the big picture behind the daily problems and helping people find a common language in finding a solution. She is a traveller by soul and wonders seeker by nature.
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.