Smilen is passionate about tech startups and has helped the growth of several companies. He is a founding member and Head of Growth at XOM Materials – an e-commerce marketplace for industrial materials. He previously worked at the digital hub and VC fund of Klöckner and Co. He was one of the first employees of Wunderflats – a platform for apartment rentals and had a business development role in HeavenHR, a SaaS company for HR. He holds a master’s degree in Management from HEC Paris, a master’s degree in Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. He co-founded the NGO Hashove to provide help for Bulgarian students in Germany, and contributed to the development of the United Ideas for Bulgaria – an NGO, that triggers social changes in Bulgaria.

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