12 Questions: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria)

crowdSPRING Blog

Svetlana lives and work in Sofia Bulgaria. I live in Sofia | Bulgaria | (Southeastern) Europe. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

Lance Nelson: How To Start A Blog About A Ski Resort In Bulgaria And Turn It Into A 60,000 Euro Income Stream

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Lance Nelson had a proper career as a corporate employee for … Read the rest of this entry » The post Lance Nelson: How To Start A Blog About A Ski Resort In Bulgaria And Turn It Into A 60,000 Euro Income Stream appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com. If you ever needed inspiration that a small niche passion could be turned into an an income stream large enough to quit your day job, using just a blog, this is the story to listen to.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Isn't About Cheaper Rockets. (It's Way Bigger.)

Inc Startups

From Bulgaria to 3 billion people, and beyond. Innovate

With Just 1 Craft Item, an Artist Is Delivering Simple Happiness

Inc Startups

One man in Bulgaria proves it doesn't take much to spread joy (and models how to think outside the box). Creativity

Visiting the Balkan Ghosts

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

” It captured perfectly my reaction after reading the book and learning about the histories of Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Albania, Turkey, and various other neighbors. It is western Bulgaria. Meanwhile, in Bulgaria, the government and the people smoldered.

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Which One Single Quality Helped Me To Become A Better Leader


Thankfully, I experienced a major turning point on 11th of March 2015 when the great leader and motivational speaker, Brian Tracy, paid a visit to Sofia, Bulgaria in order to give a full day practical seminar on leadership.

Two years of remote working – hiring, scaling, culture, and the lifestyle trade-off

The Startup Toolkit

“Just come to Bulgaria for a few weeks” isn’t as compelling as I had hoped. This is just a story, not advice, but maybe there’s something relevant. At year’s end I’ll be trading away my location independence for something better.

Give it away

The Startup Toolkit

2] As another example, I talked to a team (in Bulgaria, of all places) considering paying big money to get some certification which would allow them to charge for workshops. The quickest way to validate your value proposition is to give it away. If they aren’t lining up to take it for free then they aren’t going to buy it. If you want to open a consultancy, try having open office hours. If nobody knows you exist, you’ve got a visibility issue.

The February cS Award and the January cS Award Winners!

crowdSPRING Blog

Diana lives in Bulgaria and we were excoited to see her newest work! Diana shared some of her thoughts on the project: “ My name is Diana Nikolova and i am freelance graphic designer from Bulgaria.

chaganomics.blogspot.com: Death By Umbrella, Waterloo Bridge


Markov originally worked as a novelist and playwright in his native country, then governed by a communist regime under Chairman Todor Zhivkov, until his defection from Bulgaria in 1969. chaganomics.blogspot.com. Translate. Thursday, April 18, 2013. Death By Umbrella, Waterloo Bridge.

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What are you doing to feel uncomfortable?


This week I’ve stepped up my gym routine and managed to go to the gym every morning at 6:30am, and I spoke at an event in Bulgaria to 160 people over Skype yesterday. I believe that when you’re building a startup, it is as much about developing yourself as it is about developing your startup.

9 Women Can’t Make a Baby in a Month

Both Sides of the Table

So I added a third-party developer in Bulgaria to increase output on one of our products. This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. I’m a very big proponent of the “lean startup movement&# as espoused by Steve Blank & Eric Ries.

Pinevio: A New Look On Content Discovery


That is where Pinevio was founded yet the team recently got angel investments from the Silicon Valley and Bulgaria. Now the company keeps their development team in Bulgaria and sales in US.

Apple vs. Adobe Flash

High Contrast

I learned programming on an Apple ][ clone in Bulgaria but I’ve never owned a Mac. VentureBeat published an analysis I did of Steve Jobs’s Thoughts on Flash. As one would expect, the comments have been lively. Since I used to work at Macromedia, the creator of Flash, now part of Adobe , I wanted to share my broader perspective and biases in this matter: I am a proponent of Web architectures and open standards.

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The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

Both Sides of the Table

This is sometimes done in a cheaper part of your country but is more often done in a developing country rich with technical talent and smart people such as the Ukraine, China, India, Bulgaria and the like.

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront


Shouldn’t our access to technology and scale lead to lower rates than say Bulgaria? Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley believe that the financial services industry in the United States is “ripe for disruption. ” The basis of this argument is really two fold.

Give Your Advertising ROI a Serious Boost by Maintaining Scent (11 examples)


Ad copy says “Lowest taxation in EU” – but the landing page talks about tax optimization and Bulgaria. Want to know how to deal a serious blow to your landing page conversions?

Deal Hunting On The Move With Shooger


Co-founders Cary, Mishkovsky and Alex Stancioff – they previously started an animation company in Bulgaria – were wrapping up Lil’ Bush for Comedy Central when they realized they had a lot of great technical resources at their disposal.

What I’ve Been Reading

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

As a Chilean married to a Russian, working with students from the United States, Israel, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Chile, Argentina, Germany, and India, I am a living example of the benefits that the existence of a global hub language. I’ve been flipping through a bunch of books that people have sent me. A few recent ones on my Kindle that I read in full: 1. How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything by Dov Seidman.

Denmark's Easysize.me wins European-wide Lady Pitch Night


Here were the finalists: Cocofarm from Sofia, Bulgaria. With a spotlight on Europe''s up-and-coming female-led startups, the five finalists and the winner have been announced to the Lady Pitch Night, the biggest pan-European competition for female-founded startups.

12 Questions: Meet Ana Grigoriu (Germany)

crowdSPRING Blog

12 Questions: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria). In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.

Denmark's Swipes voted top 3 startups built off Evernote platform


While officially counting Denmark as their home, the Swipes team is located in Denmark, Bulgaria and Brazil. If you can''t beat them, should you join them?

From Israel to Pakistan, Community is Key When Building a Startup (Google I/O)

VC Cafe

In Bulgaria, where I’m involved in a new fund, it’s a desert. Google I/O: It’s a startup world. In my previous post, I covered the funding aspect of entrepreneurship, but there’s more to innovation than money.

Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

Facebook surprised with its first acquisition in Israel today (and its second acquisition outside of the US), with the announcement that it is buying Israeli startup Snaptu (previously known as Moblica) for an estimated $60-70 million.

Comfee puts Venetian Blind automation into your smart home


Me and my husband Sergey are originally from Bulgaria and we have 12 venetian blinds at our home,'' Comfee co-founder Ksenia Vinogradova explains. Meanwhile, we are glad to see Estonian accelerators attract ideas and talent from countries like sunny Bulgaria to our snowy Nordic region

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TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

For example, you’d go to Europe to find such countries as Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, and Iceland. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan.

Our 7 favorite startups from the Wayra London 2013 demo day

The Next Web

Launching first in the UK, Bulgaria, Germany and Croatia, iHelp is currently looking for £500,000 to expand its network and build into new markets.

Twitter Link Roundup #111 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

crowdSPRING’s 12 Questions Interview: Meet Svetlana (Sofia, Bulgaria) – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Demo day arrives for Springboard’s Internet of Things accelerator

The Next Web

The eight teams hail from all over the world – including entrants from Montreal, Toronto, Portugal and Bulgaria – and have spent the last three months tirelessly working away on their hardware-based startup ideas for the Internet of Things in preparation for today.

ACTA Signed By 22 EU Countries, Still A Fight To Be Ratified In EU Parliament


Signatories include the UK, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

Create High-Impact Data Visualizations: Nine Effective Strategies

Occam's Razor

UK, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. I believe deeply in the value of making data accessible. In service of that belief, there are few things that bring me as much joy as visualizing data (smart segmentation comes close).

Janvest Wants to Fill the Seed Investment Gap in Israel (Interview)

VC Cafe

In fact, Israel is about to pass this new Angel’s Law, which is going to incentivize local investors in Israel to put money into early stage start-ups rather than dumping cash into shopping centers in Romania or Bulgaria. A s venture funds struggle to raise money in Israel, seed capital, one of the earliest and riskiest stages of investment, is becoming harder and harder to secure.

Adcash Exceeds €25M Turnover, Goes On a Hiring Spree


They will be focusing on expanding the Tallinn office mainly, but there will be opportunities to go abroad to either existing offices in Sofia (Bulgaria), Queretaro (Mexico), Paris (France) or perhaps new offices in the future. "As

Save Taxes Through A Foreign Company


The lowest ones can be found in countries such as Bulgaria and Cyprus (10 %), Ireland (12.5 %), Latvia (15 %) and Poland (19 %) to name a few.

Jason Cohen, CEO WP Engine, Why data can make you do the wrong thing.

Business of Software Blog

And if people from Bulgaria seem to like this page, I don’t know why but seems kind of cool – maybe we should advertise in Bulgaria or something and people who spend a lot of time on the time, which might mean they are interesting or they are confused and can’t find the information that they want. “So when it comes to matters of style and perspective and creative work, we find the, ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’ does exactly the opposite.

The ArcticStartup guide to: Estonia


An office of WNB , an open-minded Estonian seed investor with a diverse portfolio of companies from Bulgaria, Ukraine and Brazil, is located there as well. We’ve brought you guides to Riga and Lithuania before, and we know quite a few were looking forward to Estonia.