Art and digital technologies meet in Varna in August

Art and digital technologies meet in Varna in August

In August, the open network for the development of digital business in Bulgaria EDIT and its newest partner Google go on a national tour in the big cities of the country

There they will meet digital and classical entrepreneurs and will enrich each other’s knowledge and experience. The Summer Initiative kicks off with the big EDITogether event – “Digital Technologies Meets Art” on August 18 in Varna. The organizers promise one day, filled with interesting workshops for digital artists and entrepreneurs, a non-standard conference on the beach, renowned guests such as Technology Oscar winner Vladimir Koilazov, Google lecturers, interactive artistic installations and beach party.

Not quite a typical conference is part of the Varna Initiative

“European Youth Capital 2017” and will bring together entrepreneurs, digital starters and artists from all over the country.The event has a daytime and evening program ending with a networking cocktail and an interactive beach party.On the participants, besides the founder of Chaos Group Coyazov will be the marketing director for Central and Eastern Europe on Google Olga Kalinovska, as well as Policy Director for the region – Martha Plassed.

The daily program in Varna includes four workshops on topics such as the creation of a cultural product through technologies, the digital animation business, intellectual property and copyright, cultural management of festivals.

The workshops will take place at Innovator Creative Spaces

The newest Varna shared workspace with a laboratory complex. Lecturers will be Polina Gerasimova from Polyform Studio, Vesselina Sarieva, founder of the Open Arts Foundation, animator Dimitar Petrov from Zmei Studio, which creates the first Bulgarian animated folk series “Golden Apple” and Google expert Marcin Oleander.

EDITogether – “Digital technologies meet art” will launch a major tour around the country. The ambitious goal of the EDIT team is with Google’s partnership to help align the speeds that drive the digital economy in the different cities of the country.

The route of EDIT on the ROAD starts in Varna

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It continues in Burgas on August 20, Stara Zagora and Plovdiv on 16 and 17 September, Gabrovo on October 7, Vratsa on October 21, Veliko Tarnovo and Rousse on November 4 and 5 respectively. There EDIT will meet local digital developers with representatives of traditional business and administration. Within each event, an inspiring lecture by an internationally successful entrepreneur, a presentation of Google’s online presence tools targeted at business, and workshops to identify challenges for regional businesses are provided. The initiative is also the first collaboration of Google with a Bulgarian non-governmental organization.

Along with the tour, the EDIT team is conducting a study of the digital start-up, small and medium-sized business in Bulgaria. On November 29, in Sofia, the final conference of the tour will present the results of the first in-depth study of local digital communities and the opportunities for expanding the Bulgarian digital business on an international level identified during the EDIT on the ROAD.

It brings together organizations and companies interested in the development of the digital industry in Bulgaria. The only project of its kind in Bulgaria is created at the initiative of MOVE.BG and its founders are Start It Smart, the StartUP Foundation, the Association of Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs ABLE, Betahaus, the Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology, the Brain Workshop Institute, ElevenAccelerator Venture Fund, LAUNCHub Seed and Acceleration Fund, NEVEQ, TAKEOVER, Perpetto, Reloyalty, Join The Players, Doglar. The initiative is open to all who contribute to the development and validation of digital Bulgaria.