THE BIG RESET

From a Crisis Mode To Entrepreneurial Mindset

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Why now is the time for The Big Reset?

Regardless of whether what we do and how we go through the next several months and the different secondary crises related to COVID-19, one is clear – things we’ve taken for granted will inevitably change. Some for good. And some for better. Some things may come back to the old normal, but there will also be a new normal that includes the new learnings, models, and mindsets we are currently adopting. Historically, crises have always boosted innovation in one way or another. This is what we want to put on the agenda now. 

The Big Reset Days are a platform for discussion that aims to lay the foundation for concrete actions. For four days, entrepreneurs, leaders, experts, community builders and policy-makers discussed and explored opportunities in various digital forms from webinars, keynotes and fireside chats over analytical articles, video interviews and case studies. Here you can find all the great content that was created during the BIG RESET.

 

Big Reset Stories

Conference Schedule

Opportunities for the Ecosystem

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📌5:30 pm | THE BIG (re)START (opening)

📌6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Webinar Track One: From an outsourcing destination to an innovation hub

  • Vassil Terziev, Eleven Ventures, Campus X
  • Vesko Kolev, VP Product at Progress 
  • Mihail Mateev, Microsoft Regional Director and catalyzer of #JStalks
  • Assen Vassilev, Founder of Center for Economic Strategy and Competitiveness
  • Vladimir Danailov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia for Digital Transformation, Innovation and Economic Development
  • Ivaylo Slavov, CEO of BULPROS and Board Member at AIBEST

Moderated by Irina Obushtarova, Managing Director, Trending Topics

Opportunities for the Ecosystem / Business Innovation

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📌10:00 am | Keynote Track Two: Pivoting Companies during the Downturn – Emilie Sydney-Smith, ExO Works

📌11:00 am | No Time to Die: Overcoming a Crisis Mindset – Fireside Chat hosted by Endeavor Bulgaria

📌12:00 pm | Recession-proof Fundraising: Investors Share Their Advice – Panel Discussion hosted by LAUNCHub Ventures

📌1:00 pm | An Economic Impact Analysis on the Bulgarian Ecosystem during the COVID-19 – Key Findings & Proposed Solutions, Q&A hosted by BESCO

📌2:00 pm | European Venture Capital: Market and Policy Perspectives. Fireside chat with Martin Bresson, Invest Europe – hosted by Maria Marinova, Bulgarian Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

📌3:00 pm | Business as Unusual Lens – hosted by Launchlabs

📌4:00 pm | Engaging with your Customers on every Channel: Leanplum and Mobile Marketing 101 (Webinar by Nathan Ceulemans, Leanplum)

📌4:00 pm | Understand the Elements of Regional Innovation Ecosystems – Fireside Chat with Ludovit Garzik, InnovationOrbit

📌5:00 pm | Fintech Destination Bulgaria: New Opportunities & Challenges – hosted by Bulgarian Fintech Association

📌6:00 pm | Webinar Track Two: The Long-Term Value of Innovation in Times of Crisis – by Trending Topics

Moderated by Irina Obushtarova, Managing Director, Trending Topics

📌7:30 pm |  Adapting business operations and products in order to cope with the recent challenges – a session with Miroslav Zaporozhanov, Velizar Velichkov, and Rossen Gentchev hosted by ProductTank Sofia

The Future of Work

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📌10:00 am | Keynote: Getting the Job Done: Conquering and Adapting to a Remote Lifestyle – Christopher Lynch, CEO of AtScale

📌10:30 am | Keynote Track Three: Creative Leadership for a New Era of Work – Elina Zheleva & Kristina Petrova, launchlabs Sofia

📌11:00 am | The Impact of the Crisis on Local Talent Market – DevTalk with Ivan Vankov (gatakka) and Georgi Ivanov hosted by Noble Hire

📌1:00 pm | Reskilling & Upskilling: Or How to Remain Relevant through the Crisis – hosted by Telerik Academy

📌2:00 pm | Navigating the Storm: Basic Principles of Leadership in Times of Crisis – Training lead by Mihail Stefanov

📌3:00 pm | А Strong Employer Brand: The Nuts & Bolts of Employee Value Proposition – Fireside Chat with Maria Atanasova, Human Capital Director at Progress

📌4:00 pm | Women in Times of Transformation. Impact with Femininity – Webinar hosted by BCWT

📌5:00 pm | Human Layer Security: Remote Work and Personal Resilience Webinar hosted by BULPROS

📌6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Webinar Track Three: Remote Mode is the New Black

  • Radoslav Stankov, Head of Engineering, ProductHunt
  • Todor Kolev, Technologist & Entrepreneur, Comrade Cooperative, Wetonomy
  • Velina Getova, Founder & Mental Health Advocate, NotYourTherapy
  • Svetozar Georgiev, Co-founder, Telerik Academy
  • Diana Stefanova, Vice President of Global Site Strategy, VMware 

Moderated by Alexandra Kozbunarova, Editorial Lead, Trending Topics

Sustainable Social Innovation

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📌10:00 am | Sustainable Social Innovation: Beyond NGOs and Grants – fireside chat with Nancy Schiller, President and CEO of the America for Bulgaria Foundation

📌10:30 am | Keynote Track Four: The Crisis as a Catalyst for Social Innovation – Bhushan Trivedi, Social Entrepreneur

📌11:00am | Webinar Track Four: The Crisis as a Catalyst for Social Entrepreneurship

  • Iva Gumnishka, Founder of Humans In The Loop
  • Emiliya Angelova, Partner at EmpactFund
  • Christopher Hutchison, CTO, ProsFit
  • Lachezar Afrikanov, Founder, Social Innovators Bulgaria

Moderated by Bhushan Trivedi, Serial Social Entrepreneur

📌12:00 аm | Hacking the Crisis through Entrepreneurial Mindset – from ABC to PhD and Beyond – Fireside Chat hosted by JA Bulgaria

📌1:00 pm | Hack the Crisis @Bulgaria – Demo Session hosted by Power of BG

📌 2:00 pm | How Does the Give-Get Culture Help us in Times of Crises? The Changemakers Club – Shaping Our Tomorrow – webinar hosted by MOVE.BG

📌3:00 pm | Social Innovation in Times of Change: Sustainable business models of social enterprises and challenges for social entrepreneurs in Bulgaria and abroad – hosted by Reach for Change