WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE MASTER PROGRAM?

This is one of the most prospective master program now! The duration of this master program is 2 semesters
( one year ) with blended mode of study.

For potential students

  • Are you all about making a social impact? Come and join our especial social entrepreneurship program taught by the Miller Center at Santa Clara University in the heart of Silicon Valley.
  • Do you believe you can be an innovator? This can the taught in the Master of Entrepreneurship program.
  • Are you at this point of your development where you can benefit from world-class mentors? You can find them at our Master of Entrepreneurship program!
  • Would you like to master your management skills? Learn what you need know.
  • Are you looking to develop the necessary mindsets to run businesses and conquer the world? Come and join us.
  • Do you need to develop you sales and marketing skills to enable your business to go "cross-borders"? Come and learn from a real time practitioner from Silicon Valley.

For institutions / partners

  • Do you struggle to keep your best employees? Invest in their professional career.
  • What do you need to do to stay ahead of your competitors? We teach innovation, we practice entrepreneurship, we constantly develop to be the best, and you can do it with us.
  • Do you need to develop talents? You can sponsor their education now and work with them at the same time.
  • Do you want to attract international entrepreneurs to your company? Come and apply for interns.
  • Do you want to build an "Entrepreneurial" culture within your business? We can help.


For investors

  • Are you in search for your next business venture? We are working with new businesses and you can possibly find your next big exit here.
  • Do you feel ready to pass your knowledge to the next generation? Come and join our fantastic team of speakers
  • Do you need to grow your team with educated talent in entrepreneurship? You may want to sponsor their master program now to work with them in the future.






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30 scholarships awarded by world – class mentors! Qualifying applicants matched with a sponsor!

MORE ABOUT THE MASTER PROGRAM

Master Program ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Master of Entrepreneurship is an impactful program that develops entrepreneurial mindset and shapes skills needed for effective initiation and execution of entrepreneurial projects across different contexts: business, social services, art, sciences, politics, etc.

The program will be grounded on the philosophy that entrepreneurship can be taught and disciplined on the basis of combining the delivery of knowledge from specific areas relevant to any entrepreneur, training of specific soft skills that enable the navigation of expected steps and challenges in the entrepreneurial process, and hands-on learning experiences that are designed around real-world entrepreneurship stories.

Main topics of the program

  • Entrepreneurship (based on the book of Prof. Bill Aulet from M.I.T. “ Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Soft Skills and Negotiations
  • Innovations
  • Financing Entrepreneurship Venture
  • Business Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Accounting


PARTNERS OF THE PROGRAM


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MEET SOME OF THE TEAM MEMBERS

HERE ARE SOME OF THE LEADING LECTURERS AND MENTORS IN THE MASTER PROGRAM OF THE "ENTREPRENEURSHIP"

Ernie Wilson

Ernie Wilson

University of Southern California

"If you don't have proficiency in ACE-IT skills (adaptability, cultural competency, empathy, intellectual curiosity and a 360 degree world view" you won't be able to attract a team, funding, or customers."

Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph.D., professor of communication and political science, is founder and director of the USC Center for Third Space Thinking, devoted to research, teaching and executive education on soft skills in the digital age. Through the Center for Third Space Thinking, Dr. Wilson’s most recent research focuses on critical workforce competencies and talent and skills development in the 21st Century.

Jamie Williams

Jamie Williams

NFL & Super Bowl Veteran, Holllywood Actor, Entrepreneur

"Putting together the right team means gathering support from people who are different, but also people you can lead".

After becoming an All-American Football and Basketball player at Nebraska University, Dr Williams played professional football and earned a NFL XXIV Super Bowl ring with the San Francisco 49ers. Following football, Dr. Williams embarked on a career that included work in the film industry as a writer, director, screenwriter and actor. Jamie is most known for his role as a writer, technical director and actor in Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday. Along the way, he achieved both a Masters Degree in MassCommunication and a Doctorate Degree in Education and Leadership. Jamie’s startup, Ymotion, creates everything from commercials, graphic design, music videos, web development, illustration/animation and social media presence. All of its “creatives” have degrees in Fine Art, and its clients mostly represent Fortune 500 hundred companies.

Deyan Vitanov

Deyan Vitanov

CEO and Co-Founder of Chobolabs, a mobile eSports company

"Here's what you're going to learn in this class that will help you become a successful entrepreneur (i.e., overview of the entire class from the perspective of an entrepreneurial "success story", not just "a teacher"

Serial entrepreneur currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of Chobolabs, a mobile eSports company. Previously, co-founded Philanthropedia (acquired in 2011) and CPP-Home (acquired in 2003). Deyan completed his MBA at Stanford, where he co-chaired the Entrepreneurship Conference and taught the "Leadership Labs" class. He has continued his community involvement serving as an advisor at Stanford Ignite, StartX, and Innovation Endeavors among others. Deyan has helped 100+ entrepreneurs, who have raised $300M+ in funding and employ thousands of people. He regularly speaks about entrepreneurship, technology, and leadership at conferences, communities, and schools, including Stanford and Berkeley.

Michael Marvin

Michael Marvin

MapInfo, founder of Tech Valley in upstate New York

"Identifying, understanding and attracting the right market for your business' product/service: the importance of being able to work within the entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Mike Marvin has been actively involved in starting and/or growing more than 100 technology companies – and investing in many of them – over the last 30+ years. He was a founder and first CEO of a startup that went public 7 years later and was ultimately sold to a Fortune 500 company. Also, Mike was an adviser to a $1.4 Billion Equity Fund, where he screened the companies to be funded and served on their Boards. He also Founded and helped manage a seed capital fund that invested $10,000 – $100,000 in startup companies concentrated within a 60-mile radius of great universities. Throughout his career, Mike has been a CEO, Chairman of the Board, Board Member, Advisor, and/or an Investor with numerous technology companies located in New York, Florida, Virginia, Connecticut, and Canada. Mike has joined BEC’s April 2017 trip to Bulgaria to talk with business leaders and entrepreneurs, lecturing about how to build effective seed capital funds to connect with US funding resources.

Dafina Toncheva

Dafina Toncheva

Partner, US Venture Partners – Tech Investor

"So you think your ready to raise capital...what's your pitch?"

Dafina is clearly a shining example of a successful entrepreneur. Currently, she is Partner at US Venture Partners (USVP) in Silicon Valley, where she specializes in technology investing. Her history is most amazing. At 18 years old, she came to the US from Bulgaria to attend Harvard on a scholarship (after applying to 50 schools and receiving letters of acceptance to 13). She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a BS in Computer Science; then went on to earn her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. After school, but before she became a venture capitalist, Dafina held positions in development and product management at Microsoft, where she focused on authentication systems, digital signatures and business workflow. Dafina is working with the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) to develop an entrepreneurship curriculum and to deliver “Follow Your Passion” talks/workshops to students to encourage them to expand their “realm of the possible”.

Michael Marvin

Michael Bigham

CEO, Paratek Pharmaceuticals

"Who do you ask for money, when do you ask for it, how much do you ask for and what do you offer in return?"

Michael F. Bigham is CEO and Chairman of Paratek Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors. Mr. Bigham has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. From January 2003 to November 2015, he was a general partner at Abingworth LLP, a leading international investment group dedicated to life sciences and healthcare. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of InMediata and has held several directorships, including at Avila Therapeutics, Magellan Biosciences, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Avedro and Valeritas. Mr. Bigham was formerly Vice Chairman of Corixa Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company, and was President and Chief Executive of Coulter Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded oncology company, until it merged into Corixa. Mr. Bigham received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and qualified as a C.P.A. before completing his M.B.A. at Stanford University.

Momchil Kyurkchiev

Momchil Kyurkchiev

Co-Founder and CEO of Leanplum

"It all get's down to your ability to market and sell...how do you use a relational approach to social media?"

Momchil Kyurkchiev is a leading expert in mobile marketing and the CEO and co-founder of Leanplum, a rapidly growing startup company with offices in San Francisco, New York, London, and Bulgaria. Momchil started his career at Google where he spent five years as a software engineer. At Google, he launched multiple quality improvements to YouTube’s ranking algorithms, which resulted in millions of dollars in additional revenue. He also built some of the core A/B testing infrastructure for featured video ads. After leaving Google, Momchil co-founded Leanplum, the leading platform for mobile marketing automation that empowers marketers to build meaningful relationships with their customers via mobile apps. As the CEO of Leanplum, Momchil raised $46M in funding from top-tier VCs like Canaan Partners, Kleiner Perkins and Shasta Ventures, and won VentureBeat’s GrowthBeat Innovation Showdown, which showcased the most promising startups in the marketing tech space. Momchil has a M.S. in Software Engineering & Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Veneta Andonova

Veneta Andonova

Associate Professor of Business at Universidad de los Andes

Milena Nikolova

Milena Nikolova

Veneta is a leading educator and researcher in the field of business and entrepreneurial strategy in emerging and developing contexts. She has years of professional experience working with hands-on projects and executive education. Her research was published in the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Development Studies, and Review of Law and Economics, among others. She is a startup mentor and business consultant in the field of strategic management and internationalization. Her on-going professional and research projects are on the topics of multilatinas, technological startups and student engagement and creativity.

Milena Nikolova teaches Marketing in the Executive MBA and the undergraduate business program at the American University in Bulgaria. Previously, she studied marketing at the George Washington University (GW) School of Business, USA.

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1. FILL THE APPLICATION FORM --->

We need to know about you, so please fill your current and correct information.

2. TAKE A DEEP BREATH, WE WILL CONTACT YOU!

Our team members will receive your application request and will contact you with more information. They will help you trough all the steps to the formal application process.

3. BE READY!

Well, open your mind and be ready for a great and life changing experience. After this Master Program you will be ready to win a StartUp, to create own company and / or to become an irreplaceable part of a fast developing company.

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE MASTER PROGRAM BETTER?

If you are interested about the partnership between the university and the BEC organization, please feel free to take a look to the news section below.

VARNA FREE UNIVERSITY AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE AMERICAN FINANCIAL ADVISER AND INVESTMENT MANAGER LARRY BIEHL SIGN PARTNERSHIP MEMORANDUM

May 29, 2018

A tripartite agreement on understanding and cooperation will be signed between Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar, the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Centre Foundation and the InterCulture Foundation of the US Financial Advisor and Investment Manager Larry Biehl. The document will launch a wide range of activities, including the start of a master's degree programme in entrepreneurship with lecturers from Silicon Valley.
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VARNA FREE UNIVERSITY STARTS A MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH MENTORS FROM THE SILICON VALLEY


June 1, 2018

A tripartite agreement on understanding and cooperation was signed between Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar, the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Centre Foundation and the InterCulture Foundation of the US Financial Advisor and Investment Manager Larry Biehl. The document launched a wide range of activities, including the start of a master's degree programme in entrepreneurshipwith lecturers from Silicon Valley.
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The Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Foundation is a Bulgarian public benefit foundation formed to encourage and support aspiring entrepreneurs in Bulgaria.

2018

Its mission is to help Bulgarians develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem whereby programs are formed to educate, mentor, fund, and service entrepreneurial endeavors, on an all-inclusive basis, and thereby promote prosperity through economic development. In short, BEC Foundation works to inject entrepreneurial attitudes and skill sets into the Bulgarian DNA in order to inspire and enable people to prosper and serve their community.
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OUR EXPERIENCE COLLECTED IN PHOTOS

The lecturers of VFU has a lot of experiences in different fields as: StartUps, Accelerators, Hackathons etc. Take a look at the gallery to understand our activities ...

Dean Assoc. Prof. Eleonora Tankova PhD
at Design at Stanford

Dean Assoc. Prof. Eleonora Tankova PhD
at Design at Stanford

Dean Assoc. Prof. Eleonora Tankova PhD
at Hasso Plattner institute of Design at Stanford

VFU inspired by WEBIT FESTIVAL | 2018

VFU looking to the professions of the future

Our students at StartUp Weekend - Varna

3D printing at FUNCITY+ 2018

VFU Computer Science Students - members of Blockchain Dev Team

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