Apply for our accelerator program and accelerate your business growth

Rousse Chamber of Commerce and Industry through the association Global Entrepreneurial Monitoring Bulgaria invites innovative SMEs to apply in an open procedure for participation in an accelerator program. A total of 10 innovative businesses with potential for rapid growth will be selected.


  • Accelerator program – will include 15 breakout sessions on strategic planning, market research, user profiling, early scaling, pitching to investors, and more. Each of the ten approved business teams will also receive 5 individual mentoring sessions from experienced mentors from Bulgaria and abroad according to the needs and specifics of their business. The accelerator program will be conducted through the Zoom platform in the period January - March 2022.
  • Participation in Investment forum – The 10 innovative companies will have the opportunity to take part in the International Investment Forum and the "pitching" session foreseen in it for presentation to investors in April 2022.
  • Support for technology transfer - for 3 of the innovative SMEs selected and passed the accelerator program, technology transfer support will be provided in the period March - May 2022.

WHO CAN APPLY: innovative businesses from all fields, registered as legal entities in Bulgaria, who wish to accelerate their growth. The innovation may be related to a product/service or a business model. Each business can apply to participate with up to two team members.

HOW TO APPLY: Complete the entry form by 23:59 on 15.12.2021 at the following link https://forms.gle/LxdMQrERnQXgDfrp9 . You will be invited to an interview, which will take place on 16 and 17.12.2021 and will take place within 30 minutes in the form of an informal conversation with each of the candidates (in Bulgarian) and the questions will be based on the submitted participation and familiarization form with the specifics of the business first hand and its current state. The results will be announced on 22.12.2021.

The deadline for filling out the form has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on 12/19/2021. 

The participation of approved candidates is for free!

The activities are carried out within the framework of the project "Stimulating the development of innovative SMEs with high potential - Gazelle", financed under the INTERREG VB Balkans - Mediterranean 2014-2020 program.   

For more information and details: Global Entrepreneurship Monitoring Association Bulgaria, Mira Krasteva, tel. 087 6767 023; office@gemorg.bg.

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