Svetozar Georgiev

Trustee, Co-founder of Telerik, Telerik Academy and Campus X

Svetozar Georgiev is a co-founder of Telerik, Telerik Academy and Campus X.

After spending 14 years building a global software company, he is now dedicated to sharing his learnings with the next generation of Bulgarian entrepreneurs. As a co-founder and co-CEO of Telerik, Svetozar has been instrumental in steering the company from a bootstrapped startup to a global market leader, employing 850+ people in 11 offices around the world. Today, he is overseeing the development the educational institutions Telerik Academy and Telerik Academy Foundation, as well as the biggest private incubator in Bulgaria – Campus X. Svetozar is also an active mentor, advisor and angel investor, working with numerous startups and community organizations. His mission is to help the local tech and start-up ecosystems evolve and become strong bottom-up forces for positive change in Bulgaria. Currently he is Chair of BESCO – the Bulgarian Entrepreneurs’ Association, as well as board member at “Teach for Bulgaria” Foundation. Svetozar holds a BA in Business Administrations and BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from AUBG, class of 2000.