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@Stanford: Bulgaria + Slovenia - Worldclass Enterprise Software & Design Firms

Session Three of 'European Entrepreneurship @Stanford' presents two hidden gems from SouthEast and Balkans Europe that deserve serious attention in Silicon Valley. Our first speaker from Bulgaria leads one of Europe's top emerging enterprise software companies that is impressive for its Google-style innovation culture and training programs. Telerik builds on this year's core theme of 'Enterprise Software' startups out of Europe. We are also pleased to showcase one of Europe's leading great product and engineering design firms, this one a family-owned company based in Slovenia in the Balkans region. 


Open to the Public at No Charge... No Advance Registration Required. 


Location: Hewlett 201 Auditorium - Stanford Engineering campus  
Time: 4:30 - 5:45pm (Pacific) 







Vassil Terziev – Co-Founder & CEO, Telerik (BG)

Based in Sofia, Vassil is co-Founder and CEO of Telerik, an end-to-end provider of application development tools and solutions for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications. He is a seasoned executive with a successful international track record of turning a small start-up into one of the fastest growing companies in Central and Eastern Europe, and into a global leading provider of software development tools, solutions and services. As a co-founder of Telerik, Vassil played a key role in growing the sales, support and business development units of the company. He was also instrumental in establishing Telerik’s fanatical dedication to its customers and to providing industry standard-setting customer support. Vassil’s vision has helped Telerik enjoy a solid track record of growing revenues and profitability in the ever changing developer tools marketplace. Telerik established operations in Silicon Valley this past Spring 2013.

Japec Jakopin - CEO & Co-Founder, Seaway (SI)

Based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Seaway is the world's leading boat development company, with over 270 designs giving life to more than 65,000 boats and yachts, manufactured by 48 boat-builders from 20 countries. Over 60 of these designs have earned 'Boat of the Year', as well as Design and Environmental awards from around the world. Today, Seaway is a global leader in the supply of milling, engineering, tooling, composite production technologies and prototyping for composite-related and marine industries. It provides design, engineering and tooling to production sailboat and powerboat builders, transport, wind power and other industries.



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Mondays 4:30pm - 5:45pm. Stanford Mechanical Engineering's "European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders" (ME421) is a weekly speaker series that presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate and university research and technology commercialization communities.

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