Svetlin Nakov: The Path of
an Entrepreneur towards
Software Education
Svetlin Nakov
Manager Training
and Inspiration
Softw...
Who is Svetlin Nakov?
http://nakov.com
From Veliko Tarnovo
(1980 – 1999)
Graduated the Local Math
High School (1994-1999)
Passionate Programmer
Stared in 1991 with Pravets-82
Champion in 20+
Programming Contests
(1992 – 1999)
Issuer of InfoMan Magazine (1998)
http://infoman.musala.com
Trained Colleagues at School
(1997 – 1999)
Graduated at Sofia University (FMI)
BSc + MSc + PhD (2000 – 2010)
Worked in Many Software Companies
ComSoft, TechnoLogica, Musala Soft (1995 – 2005)
Author of 7 Technical Books (2003 – 2013)
Awarded by the President
The "John Atanassoff" Award (2004)
Part-Time University Professor
Sofia University, TU-Sofia, NBU (2000 – 2011)
First Entrepreneurship Attempt
National Academy for Software
Development (2005-2008)
NASD: Lessons Learned
Partners are
important!
Technical skills are
not a good reason
to start a business!
Learned how
not ...
Second Entrepreneurship Attempt
Consulting and Information Technology Agency
(2008)
CITA: Lessons Learned
Good business idea ==
customers really need it
and really want to pay for it
You should be
really in...
My First Startup Exit
Telerik Acquired Me + Part of My Team
from NASD (2010) to start Telerik Academy
Telerik Academy (2009 – 2013)
Next Attempt: Learn How to Do It!
Trained Thousands Software Engineers
(2010 – 2013)
Many, Many Awards
Telerik Academy: Lessons Learned
Learned how a
successful
business works
Learned how
to teach in a
big scale
How to build ...
Telerik Academy: Lessons Learned
How to build
and manage a
team
Learned
marketing &
branding
Learned to
innovate
every day
Telerik Academy: Lessons NOT Learned
Financials: incomes,
expenses, planning,
estimations, risks, etc.
Lean startup
method...
Software University (SoftUni)
Third Entrepreneurship Attempt (2013)
http://softuni.bg
SoftUni – http://softuni.bg
High-Quality Software Training +
Profession + Job + Bachelor Diploma
SoftUni: Lessons Learned
Find the right
co-founders!
Financial stability
is crucial!
SoftUni: Lessons Learned
Growth is impossible
without a strong team
Lean startup: test
hypothesis early
?
Svetlin Nakov: The Path of an Entrepreneur
towards Software Education
http://softuni.bg
License
 This course (slides, examples, demos, videos, homework, etc.)
is licensed under the "Creative Commons Attributio...
Free Trainings @ Software University
 Software University Foundation – softuni.org
 Software University – High-Quality E...
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Nakov at StartUP@Blagoevgrad 2015

Пътят на Светлин Наков като предприемач. Лекция от конференцията StartUp@Blagoevgrad 2015.
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  • 1. Svetlin Nakov: The Path of an Entrepreneur towards Software Education Svetlin Nakov Manager Training and Inspiration Software University http://softuni.bg
  • 2. Who is Svetlin Nakov? http://nakov.com
  • 3. From Veliko Tarnovo (1980 – 1999)
  • 4. Graduated the Local Math High School (1994-1999)
  • 5. Passionate Programmer Stared in 1991 with Pravets-82
  • 6. Champion in 20+ Programming Contests (1992 – 1999)
  • 7. Issuer of InfoMan Magazine (1998) http://infoman.musala.com
  • 8. Trained Colleagues at School (1997 – 1999)
  • 9. Graduated at Sofia University (FMI) BSc + MSc + PhD (2000 – 2010)
  • 10. Worked in Many Software Companies ComSoft, TechnoLogica, Musala Soft (1995 – 2005)
  • 11. Author of 7 Technical Books (2003 – 2013)
  • 12. Awarded by the President The "John Atanassoff" Award (2004)
  • 13. Part-Time University Professor Sofia University, TU-Sofia, NBU (2000 – 2011)
  • 14. First Entrepreneurship Attempt National Academy for Software Development (2005-2008)
  • 15. NASD: Lessons Learned Partners are important! Technical skills are not a good reason to start a business! Learned how not to do It!
  • 16. Second Entrepreneurship Attempt Consulting and Information Technology Agency (2008)
  • 17. CITA: Lessons Learned Good business idea == customers really need it and really want to pay for it You should be really inspired by your business idea
  • 18. My First Startup Exit Telerik Acquired Me + Part of My Team from NASD (2010) to start Telerik Academy
  • 19. Telerik Academy (2009 – 2013) Next Attempt: Learn How to Do It!
  • 20. Trained Thousands Software Engineers (2010 – 2013)
  • 21. Many, Many Awards
  • 22. Telerik Academy: Lessons Learned Learned how a successful business works Learned how to teach in a big scale How to build a high-quality product
  • 23. Telerik Academy: Lessons Learned How to build and manage a team Learned marketing & branding Learned to innovate every day
  • 24. Telerik Academy: Lessons NOT Learned Financials: incomes, expenses, planning, estimations, risks, etc. Lean startup methodology
  • 25. Software University (SoftUni) Third Entrepreneurship Attempt (2013) http://softuni.bg
  • 26. SoftUni – http://softuni.bg High-Quality Software Training + Profession + Job + Bachelor Diploma
  • 27. SoftUni: Lessons Learned Find the right co-founders! Financial stability is crucial!
  • 28. SoftUni: Lessons Learned Growth is impossible without a strong team Lean startup: test hypothesis early
  • 29. ? Svetlin Nakov: The Path of an Entrepreneur towards Software Education http://softuni.bg
  • 30. License  This course (slides, examples, demos, videos, homework, etc.) is licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International" license 30
  • 31. Free Trainings @ Software University  Software University Foundation – softuni.org  Software University – High-Quality Education, Profession and Job for Software Developers  softuni.bg  Software University @ Facebook  facebook.com/SoftwareUniversity  Software University @ YouTube  youtube.com/SoftwareUniversity  Software University Forums – forum.softuni.bg