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The Tech-Ed Pioneers of Bulgaria

We train tomorrow’s digital builders – kids, students and young professionals. Our programs inspire a life-long passion for technologies and learning. Our mission is to connect Bulgarian talent, organizations and training resources to advance personal development, professional careers and grow our partners’ businesses.


Transforming lives and industries

For over a decade we’ve touched the lives of 160,000+ kids and professionals in Bulgaria. Many of them have made their first steps in programming and launched a successful career in IT thanks to Telerik Academy. Our graduates fuel the teams of hundreds of organizations, big and small, local and multinational. We are a partner to all – students and companies. Their success is our success.

Our crew

Team Founders
Alexandra Mechkova
Dimitar Petkov
Viktor Tsvetkov
Alexander Kitov
VP of Product
Grisha Karanikolov
Partner Program Director
Petar Raykov
Technical Training Manager
Nadya Atanasova
Technical Training Manager
Edward Evlogiev
Senior Technical Trainer
Kiril Stanoev
Senior Technical Trainer
Viktor Valtchev
Technical Trainer
Yasen Stoilov
Technical Trainer
Chavdar Dimitrov
Technical Trainer
Tsvetozar Cherkezov
Technical Trainer
Elitsa Savova
Technical Trainer
Nora Andonova
Technical Trainer
Rossitsa Racheva
Technical Trainer
Kaloyan Maksimov
Technical Trainer
Simeon Pantileev
Technical Trainer
Steven Tsvetkov
Learning Experience Design Manager
Vladimir Venkov
Learning Experience Designer
Tsvetelina Radenkova
Learning Experience Designer
Stella Panova
Junior Learning Experience Designer
Presiyan Kashev
Junior Administrator - Learning Platforms 
Yana Lukanova
Program and Product Management Director
Nevelina Hristova
Product Manager
Snezhina Andonova
Program Manager
Anna Banishka
Program Coordinator
Polina Andreeva
Program Coordinator
Irina Lilova
Talent Success Manager
Boyan Hadjiev
Soft Skills Lead
Nadezhda Marinova
Soft Skills Trainer
Desislava Petrova
Soft Skills Trainer
Natalia Svetozarova
Talent Success Specialist
Polya Vassileva
Creative Director
Zhaklin Smilkova
Graphic Designer
Viktor Dzhambov
Marketing Manager
Maria Dimova
Marketing Specialist
Silvia Shangova
Accounting and Operations Manager
Venelina Brigova
Junior Administration & Operations Specialist
Neyko Belomachev
Facility Director
Sergei Biliarski
IT Director
Adrian Karashanov
IT Support Officer
Svetozar Georgiev
Boyko Iaramov
Vassil Terziev
Hristo Kosev



At Telerik Academy we provide practical IT training to students and professionals to enhance their digital skills and kickstart a career as software engineers. If you’re as passionate about education as we are, and are looking to make an impact on thousands of lives and the IT industry altogether, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Inspiring passion for learning.
Changing lives and businesses.

Vasil Dininski
Web Developer
Amazon Development Center
(Class of 2013)

Telerik Academy is creating a society of life-long learners. It teaches a mindset that is not only of great help when solving complex problems, but also serves as a wonderful motivator to constantly be hunting for and adopting new skills and information.

Kalin Kostov
Software Developer
(Class of 2017)

There is no other tech-ed organization in Bulgaria like Telerik Academy. These are not only my words. I know a lot of expats who came back to Bulgaria and people who quit their jobs or put their university studies on hold to be able to fully dedicate themselves to the Academy.

Alexander Popov
Site Engineering Lead

Some of my best junior software engineers at Uber come from Telerik Academy. It is always a pleasure to work with their alumni!

Ivan Rusev
Head of Software Development

We partner with Telerik Academy because we know their graduates have gone through an extremely demanding program - with high training standards and practice - and have proven themselves to be true technology ninjas.

Kiril Peyanski
Software Engineer
(Class of 2017)

Telerik Academy changed my life. At the age of 20, I was already independent and working my dream job! Without the knowledge and experience I gained at Telerik Academy, I wouldn’t have had such a flying start.

Svetoslav Torbov
Head of Development

Telerik Academy has become a valuable partner for us thanks to its years of experience in training IT talent in Bulgaria. Through our collaboration we connect with students who have in-depth knowledge, high potential, and motivation for building a career in the IT industry.

Stoyan Damov

After 10+ years of scrutinizing and perfecting its craft it’s no wonder Telerik Academy is the leader in technical education. We are honored to have 15 alumni at Tick42 who are continuously getting unsolicited praise from our clients, and we’ll most definitely continue partnering closely with Telerik Academy.

Rusi Rusev
Front-End Developer
(Class of 2018)

From day one at Telerik Academy Alpha I knew I’ve had made the right choice. The trainers are 100% dedicated to providing students with the best possible education and preparing them to meet and exceed the expectations of their future employers.

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