Supporting Organizations

BASSCOM - Bulgarian Association of Software Companies

The Bulgarian Association of Software Companies - BASSCOM was established in 2001. BASSCOM is a non-profit industry association representing more than 80 leading companies developing software products and systems and offering comprehensive IT solutions, and over 120 associated members, among which universities, foundations, venture capital funds, etc. The main objectives of the Association are to promote the Bulgarian software industry, to work for the improvement of the educational system and the introduction of e-government, to participate in creating and implementing policies for effective IT investments for the benefit of the entire society. BASSCOM is actively working to popularize Bulgaria as a high-tech destination where software companies develop their own products and services with high added value. More information about BASSCOM, its member-companies and activities can be found Here

BAIT - Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies

The Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT) is the biggest, most representative and influential branch organization in the sphere of information and communication technologies in Bulgaria. BAIT is a member of DIGITALEUROPE – the most powerful IT European association in which Managing Board has a representative. BAIT is the organizer of the national annual competition BAIT AWARDS for the contribution to the development of the information and communication technologies. BAIT AWARDS are under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria –Rumen Radev. Currently BAIT is working on the eSkills for Future initiative. The aim of the project is to inspire young people to take career into IT industry buy informing them about all existing opportunities for courses and re-trainings. BAIT had established a National Office for Technology Transfer in the ICT sector, which aims to provide transfer of knowledge, innovations and technologies between the knowledge providers and the business.

Vojvodina ICT Cluster – VOICT

Vojvodina ICT Cluster is a business association founded through a bottom-up initiative of ICT companies and several supporting institutions. It is a fast-growing organization, strongest in its field in Serbia. Strategic objective of Vojvodina ICT Cluster is to increase visibility of Serbian ICT and put Novi Sad on the regional and European map as the hotbed for ICT in this part of the world. The cluster has its own Academy, organizing courses, presentations and lectures according to the needs of the members, as well as a separate Project Office that grows its projects portfolio and revenues every year. All this, and more, makes Vojvodina ICT Cluster the leader in excellence among organizations of this type in Serbia.

Test’RS Club

The club of professional software testers “Test’RS Club” was founded in April 2015. It is the first
non profit organization in Serbia that gathers all professionals with interest in quality control and
software testing in one community. The main objectives of the Test’RS Club are improvement of
vocational, scientific and educational activities in the field of information technology, with an
emphasis on the quality control of software products; exchange of knowledge and experience
between community members and the community as a whole with other professional
associations and communities at the national and international levels; continuous education of
the wider community in the field of information technology, with focus on the software quality
control.

ANIS

ANIS represents the interests of Romanian IT companies and supports the development of the software and services industry, as well as the growth of companies involved both in outsourcing projects and in developing proprietary applications.
The association was founded in 1998 and now includes over 130 members – companies with both Romanian and foreign capital, small and medium companies as well as multinational ones, with presence in the main technical universities in the country.
ANIS plays an active role in boosting the High-Tech sector, as well as contributing to promote Romania as a regional leader for software development and established exporter for high quality software products and services.

Startit

Startit is a Serbian non-profit association established in 2010, with the mission to provide meaningful, deep support to Serbian youth and entrepreneurs, improving life and work with technology. With the network of more than 50 mentors, 250 events and projects that reached more than 100,000 people from Serbia, Startit has established itself as a preeminent hub for youth entrepreneurship, social activism and networking.
Startit provides relevant knowledge, skills, networking and employment opportunities to Serbian youth, entrepreneurs and IT professionals, through courses, conferences, meetups and festivals, hackathons, as well as the leading local tech & entrepreneurship website - Startit.rs, which is read by more than 70.000 people every month.