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Start-Up Challenge Bulgaria

AI & I CONFERENCE 2019

26th of November 2019
John Atanasov - Sofia Tech Park

Deadline: Friday 20th Dec.

Co-Innovation Lab Partners:

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Deloitte
Digital National Alliance

SAS, the leader in Analytics, is looking for the most disruptive and innovative startups in Bulgaria to help them
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  • The Idea: Identify the most interesting AI and Machine Learning Use cases; Let the winning Startups develop their innovative products on SAS Analytics Platform and help them to capitalize innovation.

SAS Bulgaria Startup Challenge is an open call competition to:

  • Scale Innovation with analytical expertise
    • Utilize open source along with SAS VIYA Analytics Platform for innovative AI/ML driven use cases
    • High-Speed Time to Value with multi-modal analytics development & deployment platform
  • Scale go to market with business advisory and sales support

The Startup Challenge Committee: is formed to support the identified Startups.

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  • SAS : Analytics Partner
  • Ministry of Transport, Information Technology & Communications: Strategic Contributor/Partner
  • Deloitte: Business Consulting Partners
  • Vivacom: Technology Partner
  • Digital National Alliances: Media Partner
     

The Support Lifecycle will include the following steps (component flow):

  • Use Case Development:
    • Leverage on SAS expertise with dedicated data science support
  • Project Management & Operations: 
    • Support from partners
  • Infrastructure & Provisioning:
    • High-performance analytical processing infrastructure
  • Demo & Showcase:
    • Customer interaction support & environments
  • Path to Market & Scale:
    • Business advisory for GTM and sales support
       

Qualification Criteria

The startup idea should meet the following criteria:

  • The idea must leverage solid Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning & AI features.
  • It should be innovative, in the sense it should provide in an original idea, use case or application for specific business problem(s).
  • It can leverage both SAS Analytics & Open Source Analytics tools, to be deployed on SAS analytical platform for end to end execution.
  • It can include other 3rd party open source software components that are required for the solution to work.
  • The solution should address a sizeable market segment to be able to scale and have significant business potential, both in commercial and public business domains.
  • The solution should have a clear value proposition and justification for investing efforts, with minimum viable market research conducted.
     

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Sofia Tech Park
Boulevard "Tsarigradsko shose" 111b,
1784 м. Къро, Sofia

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