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Sponsia featured in Forbes Bulgaria magazine

We are pleased to inform that Sponsia got featured in Forbes Bulgaria, the prestigious worldwide business magazine.

Our company is the focus of an inspiring article covering 4 pages in the “Innovations” section in the new edition of the magazine (March, 2014).

The article highlights Sponsia’s business model, its new product – the mobile application, and the future ambitions of the company. The publication also includes some background information about Milen Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of Sponsia.

Read the whole article (in Bulgarian) here:

 

Sponsia among the finalists at How to Web Startup Spotlight 2013

Just two weeks after our trip to Dublin’s Web Summit 2013, we are ready to dive in our next startup challenge! Sponsia was selected to participate in the final of the Startup Spotlight competition, part of the How to Web conference which will be held between November 19 and 22 in Bucharest, Romania.

Sponsia will compete with 31 other teams for some great prizes like the $10,000 Best Startup Award and the $5,000 IXIA Innovation Award. There will be also prizes for the Runner-Up ($3,000) and the Best pitch in show ($2,000). Besides that, the finalists will have the chance to meet investors, VCs, mentors and other entrepreneurs and receive valuable exposure, advice and feedback.

Sponsia’s pitch in the first round, that has to determine the Best 8, is scheduled for November 19.

Bucharest, here we come!

Sponsia shortlisted for the Best New Event Tech Startup at the Event Technology Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that Sponsia is shortlisted for the ‘Best New Event Tech Startup’ category at the Event Technology Awards (ETA’s)- the newly launched initiative recognizing the use and inovation of technology at events, festivals and exhibitions across UK and Europe.

Sponsia is among the 10 companies that were selected to reach the public vote stage by the ETA judges from an initial 28 nominations. The ‘Best New Event Tech Startup’ category is the only one of the 20 that will be decided by an online voting alone.

We will highly appreciate your support. To vote for Sponsia please visit this page:
http://www.eventtechnologyawards.co.uk/event-tech-startup-award-applications-open/

Closing date is 31 October 2013.

The winner will be announced at The Event Technology Awards, which will be held on Friday 15th November at The Supernova events venue in London.

Sponsia London City Sales Manager Wanted

Sponsia.com is a start-up company that is building an on-line platform linking Event Organizers to corporate Sponsors to help them organize a branding friendly event via attracting sponsors’ money or resources needed for the event.

Sponsia is backed up by Eleven – a EUR 12 million venture fund that provides financing to early-stage startups, powered by Springboard, the leading European startup accelerator. The project was chosen to be one of the 4 best start-up ideas in Eastern Europe in E-nnovation Contest in Poland and is currently undergoing a second round of investment pitching.  In 4 months the company has achieved great client traction, launched beta version and tested the product on a smaller market – Bulgaria, where the development team is outsourced.

With regards to the next stage of development we are looking to hire:

City Sales Manager – London

The City Sales Manager (CSM) will be a key figure in Sponsia’s start-up team. Initially this will be working-out-of-home job. CSM will work in a very close relation with the founders of the company and the development team to pilot test the on-line platform and business model, project manage the development of new features and correct bottle necks of the existing.

In the first 3 months, CSM’s main goal will be to close at least 6 deals for Sponsorship and enlist more deals in the pipe-line.

The main responsibilities of the role are expected to include:

To Sponsors
• Identify and contact potential sponsors. Sponsors universe will include global and local brands (and their advertising agencies) with budgets for BTL, CSR and event marketing campaigns. Sponsors may also be smaller businesses that would like to target and sell to local communities.
• Sell Sponsia’s mission and get decision makers interested
• Present the beta version of the platfrom and enlist Sponsors to use it
• Collect feedback from Sponsors about needs, budgets, strategies, product ideas and corrections.
• Close deals for real sponsorships for real events

To Event Organizers
• Generate database for new events and event organizers (professional and amateur). Work with them to improve the usability of the platform from that end.
• Advise and help event organizers to make branding friendly events that serve sponsors’ needs.
• Find and recruit media partners to support event popularization.
• Find and enlist service and equipment providers for event production.

Product development support
• Website content management – mainly developing a library of knowledge on event management and branding useful to event organizers.
• Collecting users feedback and suggesting website changes and improvements,
• Work with developers to deliver the latter
• Customer service and admin support for the website
• Produce regular reports

As this will be a role in a start-up team, we will expect that there’s a great deal of flexibility about the expectations for what are going to be the main duties of the City Sales Manager. In general, he/she will be in charge of ALL customer base development as job priorities may change with business development.

The Person:
• Positive
• Energetic
• Pro-active
• Hard-working
• Curious
• Achiever
• Entrepreneurial
• Flexible

The Qualifications:
• Communication skills
• Sales Skills
• Knowledge in marketing, branding and advertising
• Organizational Skills
• On-line savvy
• Brilliant English – very good writing skills in business English

The ideal background:
• 2-3 years job in Sales in on-line media, advertising or event management company
• Proven track record of b2b sales to big and medium advertisers
• On-line business experience
• International Sales experience is huge advantage

Please send your CV + a photo and write us a few words about your specific success in sales. Only selected candidates will be contacted and provided with feedback.

Your personal information will be used only for the purpose of the recruitment process and will be treated with confidentiality.

Welcome to the brand new Sponsia blog!

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog of Sponsia.com – the online marketplace linking sponsors to organizers of local events, causes and activities!