Announcements

Sponsia nominated for Best Bulgarian foreign language website

We are very pleased to announce that Sponsia has been nominated in the BGsite 2013 competition – one of the most prestigious web awards in Bulgaria!

Sponsia is one of the three nominees selected among 13 candidates for the best foreign language website created in Bulgaria in the “Made in BG” category.

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

The winners in the specified categories will be announced on a special ceremony which will take place on 19 November 2013 in Sofia.

Sponsia featured in Angliya Newspaper

We are proud to inform that Sponsia got featured in Angliya – Britain’s biggest Russian newspaper. Our company is the focus of a beautiful article covering a whole page in the new edition of the newspaper (24 – 30 October 2013).

The publication highlights Sponsia’s business model and ambitions and also includes information about Eleven, our VC accelerator, as well as an interview with Milen Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of Sponsia.

Check out the full article, available only in Russian, here:
http://issuu.com/angliya/docs/item394_all/12

Виж кой печели в кампанията “Осигури кафе паузата на твоето събитие”

Приключи онлайн кампанията „Осигури кафе паузата на твоето събитие“, организирана от Sponsia с партньорството на Coffeespot.bg. Конкурсът бе насочен към организатори на събития от типа на конференции, семинари, обучения и събрания, които имат нужда от подкрепа за провеждането на кафе паузите на събитието.

В борбата за наградата, която включва кафе машина на мястото на събитието, необходимите кафе продукти и аксесоари и обслужващ промо екип, бяха регистрирани 9 събития. Между тях чрез жребий на случаен принцип бе определено и печелившото събитие:

StartUp Conference 2013 (22-23 ноември 2013 г. в София)

Екипът на Sponsia ще се свърже с организаторите на печелившото събитие чрез писмо на имейл адреса, с който са се регистрирали в кампанията. Благодарим на всички участници в кампанията!

Научете повече за Sponsia!

Научете повече за Coffeespot.bg!

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.

Eventyard gives international exposure to independent artists and musicians

With a brand new iOS application and releases in several European cities, Eventyard gets international presence and opens up a new Seed round for investors.

The mobile application is ready to use and gives exciting events nearby to everyone who travels a lot and looks for independent and valuable content. Thus users will not need to download different application everywhere it goes, as Eventyard works everywhere.

Just one night after the release, the app has a number of downloads from Sofia, Lisbon, London and Berlin – cities packed with great artists, musicians and venues who add their upcoming shows on Eventyard in order to stand out of the noise on the Internet. Eventyard’s next stop is Belgrade, where they plan to bring the localization to the next level by starting translations in local languages.

Eventyard helps you discover events you love. The platform matches users’ interests with their location and gives exciting upcoming events suggestions. It is the place where independent event organizers like artists, musicians or small local venues can stand out of the crowd and promote their events at a reasonable price. Thus they are finally able to reach targeted new audience and keep the conversation with their followers going.

Eventyard is a member of the first batch of startups funded by Eleven Startup Accelerator. They are now opening their Seed round which will be closed till the end of this year and they invite everyone interested to join the round. Eventyard was also selected to participate in Lisbon Challenge among more than 650 applications. You can follow Eventyard through its Angel List profile.

Sponsia in competition for the World’s Hardest Working Startup prize

We are happy to announce that Sponsia is among the competitors for the World’s Hardest Working Startup prize. The challenge is part of Web Summit 2013 – Europe’s biggest tech conference that will take place on 30 – 31 October 2013 in Dublin.

You can show your support and vote for us by hitting the Like button here:

http://www.websummit.net/competitions/hardest-working-startup/#6-2062

To be considered for the top prize we must make it to Top 50 before the deadline on 11 October 2013!

As we already informed, Sponsia will have an exhibition stand at Web Summit, next to the world’s most promising startups and leading tech companies.

Осигури кафе паузата на твоето събитие със Sponsia и Coffeespot.bg

Организирате събитие от типа на конференция, семинар, обучение или събрание и имате нужда от подкрепа за провеждането на кафе паузите?

Включете се в съвместната кампания на Sponsia и Coffeespot.bg и осигурете кафе паузата на вашето събитие, като получите:

-          Кафе машина

-          Кафе продукти и аксесоари

-          Обслужващ промо екип

Как да участвате?

Посетете страницата на играта на адрес http://sponsia.com/campaign и регистрирайте вашето събитие. Условията са то да се проведе между 14 октомври и 31 декември 2013 г. в границите на Република България и да включва поне 1 кафе пауза в програмата си.

Крайният срок за участие в кампанията е 6 октомври 2013 г. Победителят ще бъде определен чрез жребий между всички събития, отговарящи на условията, и обявен на 8 октомври 2013 в страницата на играта, както и в страницата на Sponsia във Facebook.

Организатор на кампанията е www.sponsia.com – глобална онлайн платформа, която свързва организатори на събития, каузи и дейности с компании, които търсят ефективни начини за реклама чрез спонсорство.

Кампанията се провежда с партньорството на Coffeespot.bg – най-големият онлайн магазин за кафе, чай и кафе машини в България.

Включи се в кампанията тук!

Sponsia proceeds to the Second Round of Webit Congress’ StartUp Challenge

We are proud to share that Sponsia has passed the preliminary selection of Webit Congress’ StartUp Challenge and proceeds to the second round! Our project is amongst the 200 startups which got selected out of the 843 applicants.

On August 30, 2013, the Webit StartUp Challenge Jury shall announce the 21 finalists who get a free stand at Webit StartUp Village and the opportunity to pitch at the Leaders of the Future Conference Stage and in front of thousands of potential partners, investors and media and also to win a cash prize.

Meanwhile, Sponsia also competes for Webit’s Audience Award which will give the 10 most voted startups the chance to present at the Open Theater of Webit Congress.

We’ll be grateful if you show your support and vote for Sponsia here! The voting ends on September 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm GMT.

Sponsia to exhibit at Web Summit 2013

We are happy to share the news that Sponsia got selected to exhibit for free at Web Summit 2013! The event which is considered as Europe’s biggest tech conference will be held on 30 – 31 October 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

Sponsia will have an exhibition stand next to the world’s most promising startups and leading tech companies due to the Summit’s Alpha program that is picking 10 startups every week to give them the chance to showcase their business to the conference attendants.

This year the Web Summit is expected to attract 6 000 people. The speakers lineup includes the founders of Evernote, Skype, WordPress and Hailo, as well as pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk.

The Web Summit started in 2010 as a one-day conference and has evolved into what the organisers are calling “a festival of ideas and events”.

Sponsia Grabbed Third Place at the National Business Concept Contest Th13teen Arts

We are happy to announce Sponsia won the 3rd place at the business concept contest Th13teen Arts. The competition was Bulgaria’s national round of the world championship for creative entrepreneurs Creative Business Cup and its final took place on 13 July 2013 at Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia.

Among the 15 contenders that had submitted their applications, 9 projects were selected to participate in the last stage of the contest on the basis of their originality, creativity and market potential.

Sponsia was represented by Milen Ivanov, our CMO and co-founder, whose presentation definitely stood out and was well received by both jury and audience.

The first place was grabbed by Embrioo.com which secured them a qualification spot for the Creative Business Cup international final in Copenhagen, Denmark on 18-20 November 2013. Voiceboard, another team backed by Eleven, came second.

The Creative Business Cup final will gather 40 national winners to determine the new World’s best entrepreneur within the creative industries who will also receive a $50,000 prize for the purpose and implementation of his business concept.