Announcements

Sponsia to Exhibit at Eventex Congress 2015

We are happy to announce that Sponsia will be exhibiting at Eventex Congress 2015! The most extensive gathering for event professionals so far will take place on 25-26 February in Sofia, Bulgaria.

We will showcase our mobile solutions for event organizers – the custom-made mobile event apps designed to match the needs of each customer. So, if your job is related to the event industry and you are visiting the Eventex Congress, come and meet the Sponsia team to discuss the vast opportunities mobile apps provide to events.

The Eventex Congress offers a 2-day agenda, which is a unique mix of education, networking, exhibition and shared know-how between the best in the event industry.

The programme holds 6 events in 2 days:

  • Event Technology Conference
  • Event Marketing Conference
  • Meeting Design Masterclass
  • Venue Sales Masterclass
  • Eventex Awards Gala Ceremony
  • Eventex Party

Among the 15 impressive international experts, speaking at the conferences and masterclasses are:

  • Alexander Blass, Oxford MBA, currently the CEO of the Innovation Institute of America;
  • Victor Neyndorff, award-winning speaker and expert on content strategy, client relationships and ROI;
  • Rob Davidson, one of the 50 most influential people in UK Meeting Industry.

For more information and registration, please visit www.eventex.co.

Only 14 days left to help Sponsia reach its crowdfunging goal

It’s been an exciting month for Sponsia since the launch of our crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in the UK. We’ve had a promising start and already secured 68 030 GBP of our target. Now with only 14 days left, we need your strong support to help us reach our final goal – 125 000 GBP.

Our crowdfunding campaign, which is also backed by the Eleven VC fund, allows ordinary people and professional investors to easily invest in Sponsia small amounts of money and get shares in the company as a result. We are looking to raise funding in exchange for 10% equity to support Sponsia’s product development, growth and international expansion.

If you thought that disrupting the sponsorship industry is cool or just wanted to support our mission, now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity.

You can contribute with as little as 10 GBP and share it with your friends so we can create a viral effect.

Find out more and invest

What’s new?
Meanwhile, Sponsia has successfully managed to apply for Horizon 2020 – an EU framework program that provides funding and support to SMEs for innovation projects to help them grow and expand into other countries. The amount of the possible project financing will be 942 982 EUR which for investors through Seedrs means that if they invest now, as shareholders they will potentially benefit from a venture with much higher value and secured additional financing for larger market expansion for the next 2 years.

How to invest
You have to register, click the orange ‘INVEST’ button and follow the steps to pledge the amount you want to invest. Then you have to transfer to Seedrs the amount you’re pledging by debit card or bank transfer. When our campaign hits its target, your investment goes through, with Seedrs taking care of all the legal processes and costs on investors behalf.

What does Sponsia do?
Sponsia has the ambition to create a global online marketplace for event sponsorship opportunities. To build it, we provide desktop & mobile solutions that help event organizers sell more of their media property to sponsors. Our latest product is a customized mobile event application that is being received very well by local event organizers. We started business in the beginning of 2013 and already have growing customer base, recurring revenue and valuable market experience.

How Seedrs works
Seedrs helps startups raise money and is regulated by the FCA. So far it has recorded more than 100 deals with an average of 1m GBP invested per month in successful campaigns and a growing base of more than 30 000 investors. It’s like Kickstarter for startups but instead of T-shirts you get real shares in our business.

Sponsia’s crowdfunding campaign catches media’s eye

Sponsia’s crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs that started on 12 September 2014 has already hit 51.9% of its target. As our campaign goes on and generates momentum, we are excited to note it attracts the attention of big web media in the field of business, entrepreneurship and technology in Bulgaria.

Read more about why we chose crowdfunding and what our future goals are in the following links (available in Bulgarian only):

Capital newspaper

Investor.bg

Technews.bg

Chronicle.bg

Sponsia featured on Bulgarian On Air TV channel

Last week Milen Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of Sponsia, took part in Boom & Bust – a popular talk show on Bulgaria On Air TV channel, the leading Bulgarian business television.

The interview, which also featured Hristo Chernev (founder of TaxiMe), covered the topics of startup foundation, growth, funding and the main obstacles in front of Bulgarian startup companies.

Hear more about the life of creative ideas, the vast potential of crowdfunding and the progress Bulgarian start-up ecosystem made in the last few years in the video here (available only in Bulgarian)

Sponsia is fundraising on Seedrs, join now!

We are very excited to share that Sponsia is the first Bulgarian startup to be approved for fundraising through Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in the UK and Europe.

We’ve just launched our crowdfunding campaign that allows investors to easily invest in Sponsia small amounts of money (starting from 10 GBP) and get shares in the company as a result. If you thought that disrupting the sponsorship industry is cool or ever wished to become our partner and support our mission, now is the time to take advantage of this exciting investment opportunity.

Our campaign, which is also backed by the Eleven VC fund, is now trending on Seedrs with 51% of its target (125 000 GBP in exhange for 10% equity) already secured!

What do we do?
Sponsia has the ambition to create a global online marketplace for event sponsorship opportunities. To build it, we provide desktop & mobile solutions that help event organizers sell more of their media property to sponsors. Our latest product is a customized mobile application for events that is being received very well by local event organizers. Sponsia started business in the beginning of 2013 and already has growing customer base, recurring revenue and valuable market experience.

How to invest?

To learn more and invest in Sponsia, you just need to visit our campaign page on Seedrs here:

https://www.seedrs.com/startups/sponsia

You have to register, then click the orange ‘INVEST’ button and follow the steps to pledge the amount you want to invest. Then you have to transfer to Seedrs the amount you’re pledging by debit card or bank transfer. You can watch a video example here:

When our campaign hits its target, your investment goes through, with Seedrs taking care of all the legal processes and costs on investors behalf.

All the investors who are UK taxpayers get significant tax relief on the investment they make through Seedrs since Sponsia qualifies for SEIS. Investors who are investing more than 500 GBP will also get a free customized mobile event app in addition to their shares.

About Seedrs
Seedrs.com helps startups raise money and is regulated by the FCA. So far it has recorded more than 100 deals with an average of 1 million GBP invested per month in successful campaigns and a growing base of more than 30 000 investors. It’s like Kickstarter for startups but instead of T-shirts you get real shares in our business.

Download the official Digitalk 2014 mobile app powered by Sponsia

We’re happy to announce that Sponsia will provide the official mobile app for this year’s edition of the Digitalk conference. Join us on 29th and 30th May at Sofia Event Center and make this amazing experience count!

Download the brand new app for free and get access to the full event agenda, speakers’ and sponsors’ info! Follow all Digitalk related events; see the special offers from the event partners and get updates in real-time. Network better! See who else is there and connect with other visitors through a user-friendly chat.

All of this and so much more are in your hand. The mobile app is an easy, sustainable way to stay informed on the Digitalk conference 2014 and to make the most of it.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

Download for Windows Phone

Find out more about Sponsia’s mobile app services

Sponsia among the nominees at Eventex Awards International 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Sponsia has been nominated for “Event technology of the year” at the Eventex Awards International 2013.

Sponsia will compete with 11 other nominees in the category of the best software, application and mobile event technologies that made the best events happen in 2013.

All nominees will be carefully assessed by an international jury, composed of experts and professionals in the events industry such as David Adler, Stefania Conti-Vecchi, James Morgan and others. The evaluation is formed by key features and objectives, marketing and sales strategy, key clients or target for start-ups and overall presentation of the entry.

Voting of the jury will be open until Saturday, 15 March 2014 and the winners in each category will be announced on the 18th of March 2014.

Спечели вкусна торта за офиса със Sponsia и сладкарска работилница Искам още

Sponsia и Сладкарска работилница “Искам още” подготвят сладка празнична изненада за тези от вас, които обичат да се забавляват на работното си място. Две вкусни торти Шарлота с пухкави бишкоти, сочни плодове и леко желиран крем ви очакват в нашата Facebook игра “Торта в офиса”!

Как да участвате?
1. Направете си оригинална и забавна снимка с колегите от работа
2. Качете снимката в приложението на нашата Facebook страница
3. Съберете 10 харесвания, за да се включите в томболата за наградите.

Крайният срок за участие е 15:00 часа на 23 декември 2013 г. Победителите ще бъдат обявени чрез жребий между всички участници с 10 или повече харесвания на своята снимка. Играта е валидна само за територията на град София.

Включете се в играта тук!

Sponsia placed 3rd in the BG Site 2013 competition

Sponsia took the 3rd place in the BG Site 2013 competition – the 14th edition of one of the most prestigios web awards in Bulgaria. The winners were announced on an official award ceremony that was held on November 19 in Rainbow Plaza, Sofia.

Our project was one of three nominees in the “Made in BG” category which evaluates the best foreign language websites created in Bulgaria. pCloud won the first prize in the category while the second prize went to D`angelico guitars.

The sites were rated by a jury composed of experts and managers of leading sites or companies. The evaluation was based on content, design, functionality, technical performance and originality.

We would like to thank the jury, the organisers and all the people who supported us in this competition. We promise to be the best next year!

 

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!