About Biocampus Sofia Association
Biocampus Sofia Association is a non-profit organisation located in Sofia, Bulgaria. The organisation’s core mission is to improve and enrich the existing biotechnologies, life sciences and digital health ecosystems in the region.
Our Management Team
Ivo Tzenov is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder and Managing Partner at SiteGround, one of the leading and most celebrated Bulgarian IT companies and employers. He is one of the main driving forces behind SiteGround’s philosophy of care about people and the environment. Ivo is especially passionate about biotech and clean tech investments, together with ideas that boost local economies, make lives better, and help build a better and more sustainable future.
Tenko Nikolov is a seasoned tech investor, mentor and Managing Partner at SiteGround. Together with Ivo Tzenov, his vision was key in establishing the company as one of the leading and most celebrated Bulgarian IT employers, built entirely around people’s happiness and using technology as a force for good. Tenko is interested in biotech, robotics and other industries with a hi-tech mentality and potential to make a lasting impact on the quality of life.
Anton Tumbev, MBA
Chairman of the Executive Board
With his extensive strategic and leadership experience in business management he oversees our financial planning and analysis, business support, and investment partnerships. Prior to his current position Anton has participated at senior levels in many development projects, flourishing first-class companies and prominent start-ups in Bulgaria and the EU. He earned an MBA from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, as well as an MA in International Affairs and Relations – Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. He is dedicated to advancing technology in healthcare, life sciences, and agri-food sectors for the benefit of humanity.
Dr. Dimitar Georgiev, MD, PhD
Dr. Dimitar Georgiev is Principal Co-Founder of Biocampus Sofia Association and a seasoned biotech entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in Medicine from the Medical University in Sofia (Medical Specialty Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and a Master degree in Healthcare Management form the UNWE in Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Georgiev’s expertise includes conceptualizing, managing and mentoring diverse businesses and initiatives that aim at improving healthcare and introducing new technologies in biotech field. He is member and one of the founders of the Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine.
According to the European Innovation Scoreboard 2021, Bulgaria is one of only three EU Member States with a decrease in innovation performance over the last 7 years.
BioCampus Sofia aims to address this problem by becoming the link between science, business, innovation, and investment in the biotechnology and life sciences sector of Bulgaria, the Balkans, the EU and overseas.
Our main hope is to bring back prospective Bulgarians from abroad, foster and support their professional endeavours in Bulgaria, attract leading scientists and help them see Bulgaria as a preferable place for research and development.