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Vassil Terziev - Telerik - Bulgaria - Stanford Engineering - Jan 27 2014 Vassil Terziev - Telerik - Bulgaria - Stanford Engineering - Jan 27 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • Worldclass Enterprise Software & Design Startups in Southeast Europe Vassil Terziev, Co-founder and CEO, Telerik European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Stanford School of Engineering January 27, 2014
  • Few Words About Me •  •  •  •  •  Co-founder and CEO of Telerik Based in Sofia, spending time in Palo Alto Entrepreneur by chance Startup mentor and angel investor Great friends with other co-founders, still in the company
  • Bulgaria on the Map Location •  Southeastern Europe, to the North of Greece and Turkey •  Controls key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia •  Easy access to EU markets Population and Society •  Around 7 million people •  42.3% aged 25-54 years Government •  Parliamentary representative democratic republic •  EU Member since 2007 Economy •  GDP - $102.7 billion (2012 est.) •  Lowest Corporate Tax in EU – 10% Flat Rate
  • Great Engineering Talent and Innovators Hub in BG Leading global IT companies have regional technology development centers and offices in the country Bulgaria is: •  One of the first European countries to develop serial production of PCs in the 1980s •  6th country in the world to send a man in space •  Ranks among the first in Europe in terms of IT-certified specialists •  Bulgarian IT and math students won more than 50 Olympic medals in the past 10 years
  • The Wonderful City of Sofia Best of Everything: Vibrant startup and tech community Beautiful, safe city with a lot of parks Great places to dine or go out Events for everyone – from music and design fans, to science and technology enthusiasts
  • TELERIK TODAY
  • Bringing Telerik 3.0 to Life
  • Launch of the Telerik Platform
  • What Telerik Does “Develop experiences” Telerik empowers developers to create compelling experiences across web, mobile and desktop applications. Our end-to-end, adaptive platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire software development lifecycle.
  • Our Customers In numbers: •  1.2 million developers •  94 Countries •  130,000+ customers •  40,000 organizations •  450+ of the Fortune 500
  • TEAM Over 800 people staying true to our mission to deliver more than expected every day
  • CULTURE Work hard, play harder While Telerik grows and our culture evolves, our values stay the same: •  Integrity •  Trust •  Respect •  Team work •  Hard work •  Meritocracy of ideas
  • 11 Offices in 6 Countries on 4 Continents
  • LIFE We are all one Family Life is a game! mentality Make every day at the office a fun one
  • COMMUNITY DevReach - Bringing Top Tech Experts to CEE Celebrated 8th edition in 2013 1,000 people from 25 countries 43 renown speakers 54 sessions in 6 halls Latest technologies
  • THE BEGINNING
  • From College Buddies to Cofounders
  • First Customer Telerik Sofia, Bulgaria (Headquarters) 2002 5
  • First Product, Website and Client •  •  •  •  Web-based business model First Product -r.a.d.Editor First Client - Urs Tobler 08/28/2002 Validation of product and online business model
  • The Breakthroughs •  •  •  •  Paid features - our clients funded our products’ development Focus on UX and design Fanatical dedication to our customers Getting stable internetJ
  • First Customer Telerik Sofia, Bulgaria (Headquarters) 2002 5 >44 2006 Telerik Boston, USA First International Office
  • First International Office – Boston, MA (2006) Then Today
  • From Lifestyle Business to Professional Business Still, focus on our colleagues, culture and work environment to date remains unchanged
  • GROWTH & EXPANSION
  • First Customer Telerik Sofia, Bulgaria (Headquarters) Summit Partners Investment Telerik Germany 2002 5 2008 >44 >124 2006 Telerik Boston, USA First International Office
  • First Customer Telerik Sofia, Bulgaria (Headquarters) Summit Partners Investment Telerik Germany 2002 5 2008 >44 >124 2006 >200 2009 Telerik Boston, USA First International Office Telerik Academy
  • Telerik Academy – Innovation in Recruitment and Education •  12000 Free IT education for all ages (kids, highschool students, university students, and professionals) •  12,000 onsite and online students in 2012-2013 •  Telerik Academy Growth (number of students) 35 courses; 1,600+ videos; 1.1 million views 10050 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 2500 96 1 2009 2010 115 2011 2012 2013
  • >800 2013 Telerik Palo Alto Telerik Denmark Silicon Valley Office
  • Silicon Valley Office
  • Startup Scene in Bulgaria is Amazing! Today •  Lively, supportive start-up ecosystem and entrepreneurial culture •  Angels, seed funds, VCs •  Amazing start-ups and a strong community around them •  Incubators, co-working spaces supporting these young startups •  Numerous initiatives and events taking place daily
  • The Startup Scene – Then & Now A lot has changed since we started in 2002: + Supportive Infrastructure and Incubators + Thriving Ecosystem + Mentorship programs + Educational Initiatives Yet, some things remain the same = You still need a great idea and team to make it = A lot of hard work, dedication, patience and passion = And a bit of luck to turn your idea into a successful business But, if others have done it before you, then why can’t you?
  • Vassil Terziev terziev@telerik.com www.telerik.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vassil-terziev/0/42/242 THANK YOU!