1st Sports HackathON!
10-11 March 2018

YOUR DIGITAL PASSION!
PLAY SPORT WITH YOUR SMART APPS!
SPORTS HACKATHONS BULGARIA
"I know what I can do, so I never doubt myself."
Usain Bolt
       Program
10-11 March 2018
DISCOVER

How diversity, community development and advancements in technology are disrupting and accelerating the sports. 
Kick off point for some smart initiatives around the SPORTS sector. 
Keynote presentations on achieving peak performance.

SPORTS TECH CONFERENCE SESSION SPEAKERS

  1. Managing Director
    Martin Kuvandzhiev, 23, is working on innovative projects since he was 16. He has been participating in many hackatons and competitions. His greatest achievements are - winning Space Apps Challenge hackaton, winning the award John Atanasoff and the award of BAIT. In his professional development he has been participating in 3 successful startups, as one of them has been awarded with Best of CES 2014 in Sport and Wellness category. Currently Martin is Lead iOS Developer in Phyre, Core Developer in Bitcoin Gold and tutor in SoftUni.

Talk: Ultramarathon and mountain orientation - today is easier

Talk: Smart health with smart wearables

  1. Managing Director
    I’m Konstantin, 24 years old. I started my career as Software QA with the TAO project. It was a fascinating new concept for controlling software and exercising at the same time. Most of what I know I’ve learned on my own while tackling challenges encountered in professional and amateur projects. In my 5 years of professional experience I’ve become familiar with several programming languages, such as C, C++ and Java.

Talk: Pocket isometry

Talk: Technologies to climb the highest peaks of the planet

Talk: Technology for managing and tracking sporting events

Talk: Technologies behind baseball

  1. Managing Director
    Dimitar Vasilev is a student in the Technical University of Sofia. He is studying and actively learning the technologies in the field of Telecommunications. Currently working as a Network Support. His passion for Olympic Weightlifting comes at a very young age, but he receives the opportunity to practice it when he comes in Sofia. His trainer becomes Stefan Georgiev, who helps him to achieve Second Place in the National championship in 2016 in Haskovo.

Talk: Do we have the technology for lifting weights?

Talk: Challenges from ISPO Munich.
Talk: What is a STEM kinesthetic learning space in synergy with music?

  1. Managing Director
    Kristina Tsvetanova (CEO and co-founder, BLITAB Technology GmbH) is an acclaimed social entrepreneur who has reached a high level of achievement in the field and has established herself as one of the most remarkable talents who is changing the world through her innovation. She co-invented BLITAB® - the World’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people. In 2015 she was recognized as European Winner of Social Entrepreneurship and Disability, awarded by the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labor Mobility, Marianne Thyssen. Recently in 2017 she received the EU Prize for Women Innovators under 30 and MIT Innovator 35under35 Europe. The tech-entrepreneur graduated with honors her Bachelor and Master degree at the Technical University of Sofia and has more than 7 years hands-on experience in Supply Chain Management and Industrial Engineering sector at international companies. Thanks to her accomplishments in Europe, USA, Mexico, Singapore, China and Japan in the last 2 years, and her extraordinary persistence to empower unprivileged children via tech, she was called as one of The Social Movers nowadays (Agora+D). Mrs. Tsvetanova also serves as an innovation consultant to the G7 in the area of Technology, Research & Innovation.
  1. Managing Director
    Toma Staykov - High-Performance Sales and Sales Leadership Coach. Nine years into a career that has involved selling, leading sales teams and developing organisations in the US and Bulgaria.Toma chooses to stay in Bulgaria because he is passionate about helping local companies and individuals grow their sales potential. Having set up the Bulgarian branch of SBR Consulting, Toma specializes in winning business and designing, delivering and embedding Leadership and sales & business development programmes. Toma has built his first sales team at age 21. In the past 5 years, he has built a boutique Real Estate Consultancy from scratch and developed leaders who now run the company on their own. Toma believes that People are the most valuable asset of each business and if we focus on building the people, they will build the company.

Talk: Self-motivation for high sporting achievements

Talk: Entrepreneurship and Technology

  1. Managing Director
    Alexander Gorrin is an e-invoicing and fintech specialist with extensive experience in management at international companies. He graduated from the American University in Bulgaria, AUBG, with a major in Business Administration and minor in Economics. Currently he is in the process of completing an MBA in Advertising, Business Design and Brand Management from the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship, VUZF. His sports experience includes swimming, soccer, basketball, tennis, and more, but his passion is baseball. For more than 15 seasons on the diamond, he has more than 20 appearances at international competitions with his hometown club, Athletic Sofia, as well as with the various age formations of the Bulgarian national team. He supports the development and popularization of the amateur sport in the country, managing Athletic Sofia Baseball and Softball Club and coordinating all marketing, communications, and ethics activities of “Baseball Bulgaria” (Bulgarian Baseball Federation). He coordinated the creation of the Bulgarian Baseball League (BBL) brand in 2017. He initiated the implementation of electronic stats and live play-by-play for baseball and softball in Bulgaria for the first time. He creates and manages video content, including the first ever live broadcast of a baseball game from Bulgaria. In 2016 he founded “Sports Integrated Commercial Solutions” ©, a sports marketing start-up.
  1. Managing Director
    Ivan Ucherdzhiev - 26 years old, has master degree from Technical University of Sofia, specialty "Electronics", specialized in the field of embedded systems at "Tokyo Metropolitan University" - Tokyo, Japan. Ivan is the founder of the first Bulgarian team participating in the European competition "Renesas MCU Car Rally". In 2016 he started work at the startup company "Barin Sports AD", which design wearable systems for measuring the physical condition and load of professional athletes. His main field of work is mathematical methods for digital signal processing, algorithms for assessing the physical condition and load of athletes and operating systems for embedded systems.

Talk: Technologies and systems for improving the quality of training in professional sport

Talk: European sports-tech startup ecosystem

1st SPORTS HACK PROGRAM

10 March 2018
09.00 am - 09.00 pm

11 March 2018
09.00 am - 06.00 pm

Opening
​09.00 am - 10.00 am

Sports Technology
Conference
HALL 1
​11.00 am - 02.00 pm

Sports
Hackathon 
HALL 2
​09.00 am - 02.00 pm

Sports
Technology
Conference
HALL 1
​10.00 am - 03.00 pm

Speakers
PANELS  
SMART SPORTS
SPORTS ANALYTICS  
SPORTS EDUCATION
SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES
SPORTS WIDGETS
SPORTS CLOTHING
SPORTS INNOVATIONS
  

Sports
Hackathon 

HALL 2
​10.00 am - 09.00 pm

Sports Hackathon Projects Competition
HALL 1
​02.00 pm - 06.00 pm

Awarding
06.00 pm

FIND OUT YOUR
CHALLENGE
TO INNOVATE

AWARDS VALUED FOR MORE THAN 3.8 THOUSAND LEVAS ARE AWARDED TO THE WINNING TEAMS IN THE SPORTS HACKATHONS IN THE CATEGORIES
  sports tech disruptors
team challengers
sports innovators
SPORTS TECH VISION


EACH TEAM MEMBER OF THE WINNER IN THE CATEGORY SPORTS TECH VISION AT THE SPORTS HACKATHON ARE AWARDED BBOM RUCKSACK 
BBOM FOR EFFECTIVE OUTDOOR SPORTS