Svetozar Georgiev

Co-founder of Telerik, Telerik Academy and Campus X

Svetozar Georgiev (’00) is a co-founder of Telerik, Telerik Academy and Campus X. As a co-founder and co-CEO of Telerik, Mr. Georgiev 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. He oversees the development of the educational institutions Telerik Academy and Telerik Academy Foundation, as well as the biggest private incubator in Bulgaria – Campus X. Mr. Georgiev is also an active mentor, advisor, and angel investor, who works 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. Mr. Georgiev is currently General Partner at Eleven Ventures, Chair of BESCO – the Bulgarian Entrepreneurs’ Association, as well as board member at “Teach for Bulgaria” Foundation.

Mr. Georgiev holds a B.A. in Business Administration and in Journalism and Mass Communications from the American University in Bulgaria.