Valya Nadova (’13)

President of AUBG Alumni Association

Valya Nadova (’13) is a committed professional with extensive experience in administrative and operational roles within the venture capital sector. Her communication skills, calm and solution-oriented approach allows her to focus on positive outcomes and bridge gaps between stakeholders. She joins the Board of Trustees at AUBG as the President of the Alumni Association of the University.

Valya Nadova began her career in Bulgaria’s startup environment after graduating from the American University in Bulgaria in 2013. She worked at Eleven Ventures, where she supported early-stage startups. In 2018, she joined LAUNCHub Ventures as the Operations Manager. Valya’s work has been essential in supporting the growth of the startup ecosystem in the region. She was one of the founders of the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center, an NGO focused on building a knowledge bridge between Bulgaria and the USA. She is now fully transferring her skillset to the NGO sector by joining the team of America for Bulgaria Foundation.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Journalism from the American University in Bulgaria and an EMBA from Central European University.  Currently she resides in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she continues to support and mentor startups through her work and volunteering.