Digital art and technology camp for teens


Ruse, 1-14 July 2022

 If you are interested in digital art and new technologies like blockchain, join our hot summer adventure.

You will learn what’s new in the digital area. Will meet top professionals from Ruse ho will share personal experience and valuable advice. You will find great new friends and have fun in the coolest place in the city – the stage of the Festival Rivers of the city.



The road to the professional programmer


1 & 2 of July, 10 to 17


Startup Factory coworking space

What will be learned

We will draw a clear map with specific steps and actions to follow in order to become a programmer.

For this purpose, the lecturer will present what a well-developed portfolio looks like for him, what are the skills sought, how can they be built.

We will talk a little more about basic knowledge against specific technologies and where, according to the lecturer, it is best for young people to focus.

for whom is this the training 

For young beginners in programming, as well as for people who are advanced and want to perform well in front of potential companies

who will share experience

Георги ДимитровGeorgi Dimitrov is a graduate of Mathematics School Baba Tonka in Ruse. Has been professionally involved in programming for over 10 years. During this time he has gained experience in the field and has led and hired programmers for several different teams.

Although the programming is his profession, his real passion is teaching. He fills his free time with various video and board games, as well as sports.



Design and art in the digital schere

bonus: motivating lecture

Strategies and techniques for development in the NFT field


4-7 of July, 14:30 to 16:30 


Equipped hall and on the stage of the Festival Rivers of the city

what will be learned

Digital painting, basic principles in design and art – goals, styles, formats and programs for use.

Strategies and tactics for development in the field of art and NFT.

who will share experience

Петя БоневаPetya Boneva has been involved in design and digital painting since 2007. She graduated design at the University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev” and has a doctorate.
She has been working for more than 7 years in the field of the gaming industry, and since 2018 she takes an active part in the decentralised platform for live broadcasts Dlive both as a streamer and designer on various projects.
Keynote speaker in the Digital Drawing course at Startup Factory.


My first digital wallet


8 of July, 18:00 to 20:00 


Startup Factory coworking space

what will be learned

Initial steps towards the world of blockchain and own crypto-identity. The portal to decentralized applications, leadership, cryptocurrencies and alternative art. A way to manage and restrict shared information while using Internet services.

who will share experience

Павел ПетровPavel Petrov has been interested in finance and economics for 15 years. He graduated International Business Management, but has been working in the field of Information Technologies for 2 years.

He has heard about cryptocurrencies and blockchain a long time ago, but recently he began to actively study technology and quickly became his favorite topic because it combines the fields of Finance and Technology in a unique way. He works as a Quality Assurance in the high-tech company ReCheck, as well as a consultant in tokenomics and blockchain nomenclature.

He is interested in everything related to blockchain: Origins – ideology, tokenomics – economic and financial models, DeFi – decentralized finance, DAO – decentralized autonomous organization, NFTs – in the gaming and art industries.


How to think as an entrepreneur – starting your own startup


11-13 of July, 2 hours per day

what will be learned

Together with the young people we will “build” a startup.

We will take a few hours to discuss how to form and build a business. We will discuss basic concepts and principles in inventing an idea and building a business model from it.

Together with the students we will focus on a certain idea and we will build through group discussion the main features and important moments in starting a business.


Startup Factory coworking and on the stage of the Festival Rivers of the city

who will share experience

Красимир КехайовKrassimir Kehayov graduated from the Mathematics School Baba Tonka in Ruse in 2006, thinking that he would become a psychologist.

He then went to the United States and decided to change himself completely and eventually graduated Economics and mathematics.

He continued his studies at the London School of Economics and after graduation spent 3 years as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He decided to leave the familiar waters and went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he helped to formulate and start new businesses for a short time.

He decided to return to the old continent and build his own real estate business in London.

After 7 years as an entrepreneur he returned to Bulgaria and now helps startups to raise funding for their development.


The Digital Art and Technology Camp will be closed on the 14th of July with a networking event on the stage of the Festival Rivers of the City.

All participants and lecturers will be involved, as well as representatives of IT companies from Ruse. The teenagers will have the opportunity to establish contact and apply for summer internship in high tech companies.

Expect more: interesting stories of successes and failures, DJs, drinks and many surprises.

The DIGITAL ART AND TECHNOLOGIES CAMP will take place in the coworking space of Startup Factory at 10 Tsar Kaloyan Street, in the specially equipped hall at 1 Edirne Street and on the stage of the Festival Rivers of the City.


✅ Learn the top trends in the digital world ✅ Formulate and develop your startup idea ✅ Find new friends and meet interesting people with experience ✅ Prepare for the most sought after professions of the 21st century ✅ Have fun!

The initiative is implemented under the project “Development of digital and entrepreneurial skills in Ruse and the region” with the financial support of the Foundation “America for Bulgaria”.


Startup Factory logo

Startup Factory is a non-profit organization that has been working already for seven years to develop the digital and entrepreneurial skills of students and adults from Ruse and to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. The team organizes trainings and thematic events in three directions: PROGRAMMING, DESIGN and ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Actively promotes the opportunities provided by decentralized technologies and BLOCKCHAIN and their application in business.

With the financial help of

Америка за България - партньори на StartupFactory

The America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonpolitical American grant-making foundation working in partnership with Bulgarians to strengthen the country’s private sector and related democratic institutions.
ABF builds on the success of the Bulgarian- American Enterprise Fund, an investment fund created in 1991 by the U.S. Congress with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development. For more information, please visit www.us4bg.org.