Forbes Business Awards 2023: all finalists
MFG was among the finalists of the Forbes Bulgaria Business Awards 2023 for company of the year in the finance sector!
To be one of the three companies that received such a prestigious assessment is already a victory!

To all of us in the group, this is an appreciation for our ideas, skills, efforts. It is a positive sign for us as a group that among the winners and finalists there are also companies that are in the portfolio of our investment company MFG Invest. Another proof that together we are building the successful entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria and not only.

Below is the full list of finalists and winners in the different categories.

Green Company of 2023
DS Smith Bulgaria - winner
Kamenitsa - finalist
Medina Med - finalist

Innovative company of 2023
Allterco - Winner
eBag - Finalist
WorkNomads – Finalist

Socially Responsible Company of 2023
SiteGround – Winner
Harmonica - finalist
Fantastico Group - finalist

Employer of 2023
SiteGround – Winner
LucidLink - Finalist
Telerik Academy - Finalist

Start of 2023
nPloy - winner
Gigs Remote - Finalist
Releva - finalist

Company of 2023 by Sector
Information and communication technologies
SiteGround – Winner
Aqua Mail - Finalist
LucidLink - Finalist

BTL Industries - Winner
DS Smith Bulgaria – finalist
Prestige 96 - Finalist

eBag - winner
Lidl - finalist
Fantastico Group - finalist

Telerik Academy - winner
SoftUni - finalist
World Transport Overseas - Finalist

myPOS - winner
MFG - Finalist
Payhawk - Finalist

Special prizes
CEO of 2023 (leader of a successful company registered in Bulgaria with good business practices).
Nikolay Andreev, CEO of Vivacom

2023 deal (successful merger/acquisition/IPO involving a Bulgarian company in 2022)
Chaos - for the merger with the German technology company Enscape

This year's competition included 78 companies that submitted 114 applications. Of these, 22 were nominated for Employer, 11 for Innovative Company, 19 for Socially Responsible Company, 16 for Startup, 13 for Green Company, the newest category in the Forbes Business Awards. 33 are the candidates for Company of the Year, where the awards are in the sectors "Finance", "Information and Communication Technologies", "Trade", "Manufacturing" and "Services".

They were evaluated by an independent jury:
  • Dimitar Enchev, Managing Partner at PostScriptum
  • Elina Zheleva, Managing Partner at launchlabs
  • Lachezar Bogdanov, Chief Economist at the Institute for Market Economy
  • Lyuben Belov, Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures
  • Maria Shishkova, Managing Partner of AIMS Human Capital
  • Nikolay Garnev, Managing Partner of EY for Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo
  • Ognyan Donev, majority owner and CEO of Sopharma
  • Stanimir Karolev, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Karoll Financial Group
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