Seven young Bulgarian innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders have been included in the 2017 European edition of Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, it has been revealed.
The Bulgarian honorees are spread across three of the ten categories, namely Social Entrepreneurs, Manufacturing and Industry, and Arts and Style, according to the new annual publication of Forbes.
Iliyan Dimov, Emiliyan Kadiyski and Teodor Kostadinov, co-founders of Vratsa Software Community, have all been included in the Social Entrepreneurs category. Their organization provides technical education through free events and 9-month coding courses. They previously won the Reach for Change social entrepreneurship competition and a Google RISE award, Forbes said.
Rossi Mitova is one of the other young Bulgarians, included in the Social Entrepreneurs category. Mitova created an online marketplace, Farmhopping, for family farms to sell their products directly to customers...
Alexander Naydenov, cofounder of PaperHive, also found place in this year’s Social Entrepreneurs category. PaperHive is an online coworking hub that serves as a resource for scholars to collaborate while reading complex texts, Forbes said.
One of the cofounders of Dronamics, a company developing car-sized aerial drones for cargo, Konstantin Rangelov, has been selected in this year’s Manufacturing and Industry category.
Kiko Kostadinov, creative director of Mackintosh 0001, found a place among the honorees in the Arts and Style category. He unveiled his first collection in 2016 and is expected to show his Mackintosh 0001 capsule collection during Paris Fashion Week in 2017.