In our series “BESCO members you should know” we are showcasing a handful of amazing companies that revolutionize the industries they operate in. As mentioned previously, we are happy to be working alongside these guys as we believe that most of those companies will become global leaders in their domains and hopefully soon enough we will have our first home-grown unicorn.

  1. BIODIT.

“BIODIT is a leading technology company specializing in the field of developing and manufacturing top nodge bimetrical systems for access control and control over working hours. Our systems comprise the latest technologies for identification through fingerprint recognition. Due to the specificity of the technology no one can transfer, copy or steal fingerprint information, which makes out systems the most reliable ones on the market. Our fingerprint sensors have been approved by the FBI and are used in over 60 countries around the world. BIODIT is all about ease of use as our users do not need to carry cards, keys or to remember passwords. All users can now access production facilities, hotel rooms, offices, business buildings, hospitals, conference rooms, gyms, parkings, motor vehicles, etc. “

2. Donkin and Partners. 

“We are passionate about what we do and love legal challenges. And while we are aware that innovative startup ideas demand innovative legal solutions that are often deeply hidden in the grey areas of the legislation, we are not afraid to find them. Just the opposite, we are constantly looking for new endeavors and chances to expand our legal-knowledge stack by helping the most innovative startups find the legal solutions for their life-changing ideas. We are a flexible team of experienced professionals, focused on being easily approachable and highly responsive. We strive to develop an open and dynamic working relationship with you to always ensure that we meet your business needs.” In case you need a legal backbone, you know…

3. Founder Institute.

“The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, having helped launch over 4,000 companies across 185+ cities and six continents. The company was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi and his colleague, Jonathan Greechan. The idea for the program spawned from operating TheFunded.com, where it became apparent that most entrepreneurs at the idea and launch stages lacked the structure, feedback, and support network needed to be successful. News of the launch was announced on TechCrunch, the first Founder Institute program methodology was crowdsourced by over 10,000 CEO members of TheFunded.com, and the inaugural program started in May 2009 in a small classroom at Stanford University. There were originally no plans to expand beyond Silicon Valley, but upon receiving immense inbound interest to launch the program in other cities, the Founder Institute began to expand. Today the program operates across 185 + cities and is localized into 9 languages. In total, Founder Institute Alumni have raised over $850M and are worth an estimated $20B.” We are lucky to have the program in Bulgaria — if you need to get a hands-on educational program and would like to dive into the world of entrepreneurship — one of the places to be!

4. Klear.

“Personal loans at low rates. Online. No surprises.’ Have you heard about peer 2 peer landing? If you haven’t now it’s a good time to check these guys out. Especially if you need some cash, or you have some cash to invest and get a better premium.

5. Telerik Academy.

“We train tomorrow’s digital builders — kids, students and young professionals. Our programs inspire a life-long passion for technologies and learning. Our mission is to connect Bulgarian talent, organizations and training resources to advance personal development, professional careers and grow our partners’ businesses. In just a decade we’ve touched the lives of 115,000+ kids and professionals in Bulgaria. Many of them have made their first steps in programming and launched a successful career in IT thanks to Telerik Academy. Our graduates fuel the teams of hundreds of organizations, big and small, local and multinational. We are a partner to all — students and companies. Their success is our success.” Probably the best technological academy in Bulgaria. Simple as that.

Yet another 5 outstanding companies that change the paradigms of Bulgarian business. Role models, trendsetters — you name them, while they do their flair of magic and change the economy of Bulgaria for good! If you have a startup and would like to get involved — fill out your application form here or drop us a line (hello@besco.bg).

BESCO is a nongovernment organization that acts as a bridge between the Bulgarian government and the local startup ecosystem. Find out more at www.besco.bg