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The stories of which Bulgarian cleantech startups should we tell in July?

the founders of Bulgarian cleantech startups
Image credit: Collage by The Recursive, individual pictures by LAM'ON, Biomyc, Econic One and Nasekomo

Sustainability innovation in Southeast Europe will be a big topic for The Recursive moving forward. In the past few years, a number of green startups emerged in the region, some of them already generating decent market traction on their journey to support the world’s transition to cleaner energy and more sustainable use of resources.

To further boost this movement, we decided that every month we will dedicate at least five in-depth articles to the emerging cleantech ventures in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece and the Western Balkans – and share their progress and lessons learned over the years. The ultimate goal? To spread the accumulated so far knowledge and inspire more young entrepreneurs to try finding innovative ways to protect the environment.

So, the story of which Bulgarian cleantech startup should we explore in July? Pick from our shortlist or send us another suggestion and if suitable we will add it to the poll as soon as possible.

Vote until July 2nd, we will announce the results early next week. Don’t forget to share with friends and other sustainability enthusiasts.

(In case you’re not sure who is who, you can find short descriptions below the form)

Nasekomo: Upcycling organic waste into alternative proteins and a range of insect-based products such as animal feed and soil fertilisation solutions.
Biomyc: Sustainable packaging startup working on the development of eco-friendly composite materials.
Econic One: Smart, all-purpose electric bicycles for  sustainable transportation.
Ampeco:  SaaS solutions for EV charge-point management that enable companies to easily launch and scale EV charging services.
Pollenity: IoT beehive monitoring systems that help beekeepers monitor bee health, grow productivity, and optimize operations.
LAM’ON:  working on a biodegradable and completely compostable laminating film as well as corn-based packaging foil.
Hobo: Micromobility startup offering electric scooters for shared travel.
DiFold: Working on the production of reusable origami bottles that can be folded.
AirLief: Providing an app for personalized air quality information and tips as well as masks protecting users against the finest types of Particulate Matter.
Cupffee: Producing edible and biodegradable cup made from natural grain products such as oat.
Playground Energy: Smart playground equipment that harvests kinetic energy from playing kids playing.
MClimate: Develops smart home and building automation solutions with focus on improved energy efficiency.
Develiot: On a quest to improve urban water and air quality with IoT telemetry.
Read more:  Greece lays ambitious plans to lead in the clean energy transition in SEE

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Etien Yovchev is a co-founder and Chief Editor at The Recursive, online media dedicated to the emerging tech and startup ecosystems in Southeast Europe. He has told the stories of over 200 ventures from the region and aims to provide high-quality constructive reporting on the progress of the SEE innovation ecosystem, making sure that the stories of promising local founders reach global audiences. Etien holds a MSc degree in Innovation Management from RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam and has more than 4 years of experience in the commercialization of new products, having worked with many early-stage companies and a few corporate innovation departments across Bulgaria, The Netherlands, and the USA.