The Growth Program
for Bulgaria’s most promising companies
What is Dare to Scale
Every year, the program partners, together with the Endeavor network, interview the shortlisted candidates and select a cohort of 5-15 aspiring companies to join Dare to Scale.
Eligibility criteria for candidate companies:
Applications – Open call
September – December 2022
They dedicate their time and knowledge for the growth of Bulgaria’s high-impact entrepreneurs to help them accelerate over the course of the program and beyond.
What our Alumni are saying
Founder, Checkout X
Dare to Scale helped us zoom-out of the day-to-day challenges, think strategically, define our ultimate objectives and start taking long-term bets towards them. The program also had a huge network effect for our company within the Bulgarian scale-up community! And most importantly, even during the COVID times, thanks to Dare to Scale, I managed to make some awesome new friends!
Olya Antonova & Boris Georgiev
Founders, Trastena Wines
Dare to Scale proved to be an excellent opportunity also for non-software scale-ups, which is a rare gem to find in the sea of accelerators and programs. I believe the mentors and presenters at the workshops at Endeavor are the best you can find in our market and we highly value everything we learned. I believe Dare to Scale will change our business tremendously.
CEO & Co-founder, StorPool Storage
The great strength of Dare to Scale is that it has mentors who are business practitioners. These are entrepreneurs from the local community who have build successful companies and are business operators, not lecturers.
The Dare to Scale program is an excellent opportunity for early stage founders to learn from experienced entrepreneurs who have walked the path before. Besides various workshops that cover many of the aspects of running a company, you also get appointed a personal mentor, who will be supporting you during 1:1 sessions! Above all, it’s really up to you to take most of the program, the access to many successful entrepreneurs and peers.
Dare to Scale was very useful in a number of ways: 1) We made a number of improvements to our business, based on practical advice from mentors and speakers. 2) I upgraded my knowledge in each of the business areas we covered. This would serve me in the years to come. 3) Dare to Scale gives you access to a vast network of top experts and achievers in all business areas. Everyone was open to invest some of their time, talking to us.
“On top of everything learned, the program provides you a friendly 360 degrees view of yourself and your company and this gives a strong kick for your next endeavors and growth.”