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about us

We provide the opportunity for startups to connect with and gain knowledge from selected mentors and partners with proven track record in the industry, so they can co-innovate and validate novel ideas.


Our mission is to accelerate sustainable innovation and define the future of the FoodTech and AgTech verticals in Bulgaria.


Our vision is to become the hub for state-of-the-art ideas, trends, practices and experts pushing the boundaries in FoodTech & AgTech.


Future Verticals’ network consists of 50+ forward-thinking innovators who have unmatched experience in developing projects with a significant positive value for consumers and the environment. They come from leading scaleups, established corporations, venture capital funds, think tanks and the scientific community. 

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Elina Zheleva

sustainable innovation catalyst

CEO at launchlabs Sofia

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Max Gurvits

startup advocate

Managing partner at Vitosha Venture Partners

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Alexandra Todorova

communication ally

Marketing and community manager at Vitosha Venture Partners


Ivan Draganov

program lead


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Nina Dimitrova

communication lead

Redesign facilitator at launchlabs Sofia


Veronika Petrova

project lead

Training lead at launchlabs Sofia

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Alexandra Dimitrova


Redesign facilitator at launchlabs Sofia

who we are


about launchlabs Sofia

launchlabs Sofia is a business redesign studio, part of the global launchlabs network with offices in Sofia, Berlin and Basel. We melt different agile and design disciplines to redesign mindsets, experiences and spaces. Our goal is to help companies innovate. Name-dropping just the highlights in our innovation toolbox - design thinking, service design, scrum, lean start-up, futures thinking and brand design.


We have done innovation trainings with more than 50 000 people across different sectors. Through design sprints and hackathons, we have delivered more than 1000 innovation concepts and helped more than 10 clients innovate in the FoodTech vertical.


about Vitosha Venture Partners

Vitosha Venture Partners is EUR 26m venture capital fund investing in scalable and innovative businesses in Bulgaria.


With a portfolio of 65 investments, scheduled to grow to 100 by the end of 2023, Vitosha is among the most prolific backers of startups in the SEE region. The investment tickets range from EUR 30k to EUR 1m. With investments in innovative healthy food startups, AgTech and FoodTech, Vitosha is a leader in regional support for FoodTech and future-of-food companies.


Vitosha’s team consists of 10 investment professionals, who have more than 30 years of cumulative experience, investing in over 200 companies and managing over EUR 180m AuM in DACH, CEE, and USA.


Vitosha’s partners and team members have been among the pioneers of startup acceleration in Europe, having launched and led landmark programs like Eleven Accelerator, Startup Wise Guys, and Techstars.

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