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Stanford Speaker Series Looks at the Rising Tide of Eastern European High Tech Firms with Telerik CEO Vassil Terziev

Telerik® today announced its co-founder and co-CEO, Vassil Terziev, will speak as part of Stanford’s School of Engineering’s “European Entrepreneurship and Innovation” speaker series. The renowned series, in its sixth year, features industry leaders from Europe's hi-tech startup, venture finance, corporate, university research and technology commercialization communities, to share insights and experiences with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

As part of his session, Terziev will focus on the topic, “World-class Enterprise Software and Design Firms in South East Europe.” Specifically, he will highlight Telerik’s early days as a Bulgarian startup and how he and the company’s co-founders brought Telerik to a global marketplace. He will also discuss the startup ecosystem within Bulgaria and how the country’s culture continues to impact Telerik today.

Based out of the Stanford Department of Mechanical Engineering, the “European Entrepreneurship and Innovation” speaker series is aimed at Stanford students, faculty, as well as Silicon Valley professionals. The invitation comes at a time when Telerik recently established its presence within the Silicon Valley, opening its University Ave. offices in Palo Alto, in which many of the company’s key decision makers will reside.

Who:   Vassil Terziev, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Telerik
 
What: “World-class Enterprise Software and Design Firms in South East Europe”
 
When: January 27, 2014
4:15 p.m. PT
 
Where: Stanford School of Engineering
475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA
 

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to share the Telerik story with such a distinguished audience. Since our Silicon Valley office opening, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the Valley from within and to appreciate its truly unique level of innovation, its culture and its overall aura,” said Vassil Terziev, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Telerik. “Seeing this world from the inside has been inspiring. My hope is to show the audience that amazing things grow out of Europe too, even though the ecosystem is different.”

For more details on the “European Entrepreneurship and Innovation” series, please go to http://www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com/.

About Telerik

Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. More than 130,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, governments, and non-profits. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.

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