Svetlin Ivanov Nakov is a Bulgarian Programmer & Entrepreneur, the Founder of "Software University" Ltd., Author of numerous books and programming articles.
He was born in 1980 in Veliko Tarnovo. Began programming at an early age in 1991. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences in 2010.
He created the National Academy of Software Development (NARS) in 2005. In 2009 he founded the Telerik Academy which is dedicated to Software Engineers, and in 2010 Telerik School Software Academy. At the end of 2013, the Software University (Softuni) initiative was launched by him.
In 2004 he received the "John Atanasov" Award personally by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
In 2014, he received the "Young Manager" award.
"My dream is one day to teach Software development for free, to give a profession and jobs to hundreds and tens of thousands of pupils, students and enthusiasts, and to make Bulgaria the Silicon Valley of Europe - a preferred place to live and work. I believe we are going to achieve this goal one day and that the recipe consists of quality education for the technological industry + inspiring a strong entrepreneurial spirit in others. "- Svetlin Nakov