Start It Smart

Start It Smart is an entrepreneurship organization founded in 2009 by five fellow students at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Dimitar Karamanchev, Petar Sharkov, Ivan Chomakov, Petar Mladenov, Dimitar Pantaleev. At that time they were confronted with the difficulties of starting their own businesses which lead to the conscious need of creating a community of peers with the same interests and problems with whom to share their experience and learn from one another.

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A couple of months later they organized a pitching competition for innovative business projects which quickly grew to a national level and later formed the 3Challenge accelerator program.

Their activity also grew by a series of inspiring events targeted at the Bulgarian entrepreneurship ecosystem. Today more than a few hundred people had been part of the team of Start It Smart and have transformed it into one of the leading start-up organization on a national and European level.


Start It Smart is the founder of the first pre-accelerator educational program in Bulgaria – Start It Smart | Pre-Accelerator and of many other projects with which we support and inspire entrepreneurs – workshops, events, consulting services, pitching competitions, trainings, mentorships, etc.


We gather people whose personal cause is developing the entrepreneurship in Bulgaria. We are people who develop ourselves on daily basis in terms of business and personal development and we are devoted to supporting others to succeed in their projects.


Start It Smart gives the oppertunity to all its members not only to work with a devolted and ever developing team but also to meet all the active people in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Bulgaria and not only.

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