Who we are?

Agribusiness Centre/Business Incubator (ABC/BI) was founded in 2001 under a project “Jobs Opportunity through Business Support” (JOBS), an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.  

ABC/BI – Shumen is a member of the “National Network for Business Development” – Sofia – association of the organizations supporting the small business and entrepreneurship in Bulgaria. The purpose of the National Network for Business Development is the establishment of a favourable environment for development of private sector and increasing employment.  

Since 2008 ABC/BI – Shumen is a host structure of the European Information Centre – Shumen, which is a part of the network of the European Information Centres in Bulgaria EuropeDirect.

Agribusiness Centre/ Business Incubator – Shumen is registered as a non-profit organization for public benefit. Co-founders of the organization are Shumen Municipality, Directorate Labour Bureau Shumen, DSK Bank – branch Shumen and other physical and juridical persons.

Our mission is to decrease the risk and to increase the effectiveness of the micro and small enterprises in the region through providing appropriate for the community services in order to open new work positions and to decrease the unemployment.

Agribusiness Centre/Business Incubator – Shumen works in support of:

  • micro and small enterprises with a development potential;
  • start-up companies;
  • agricultural producers;
  • unemployed people with entrepreneur potential;
  • state, private and non-governmental organization at local level.

The Team

  • Petinka Petrova
    Team manager of Agribusiness Centre – Shumen
  • Miglena Marinova
    Financial consultant
  • Daniela Petrova
    "European Programmes and Projects" specialist
  • Olina Tsvetanova
    Operational accountant
  • Miglena Hineva
    Technical secretary
  • Rositsa Nikolova
    Project activities coordinator for the European Information Centre – Shumen