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--- Crowdfunding Consultant & Director --- Founder of Surprise Foundation, Chief Surpriser & ARTivist --- MBA & MIM from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management --- Former Director of Marketing for Computer Associates & current TED Associate --- Originally from Bulgaria, multilingual and aerial adventurer Darina Stoyanova is the founder of the Surprise Foundation and credits being alive to Crowdfunding after successfully fundraising $27000 for her own life saving surgery & raising $27000+ USD from her global network of friends, colleagues, alumni and strangers. She has since been Paying-it-forward by helping friends, entrepreneurs and startups with their funding needs by offering Crowdfunding Management and Consulting for first round funding & Competitive Analysis & Intelligence Services.
Offering CrowdFunding Management & Consulting Helped several reward-based crowdfunding campaigns reach and exceed their funding goals Prepared to launch $3 million equity-based crowdfunding campaign for a breakthrough hi-tech startup Speaking at several Crowdfunding Conferences and Panels; Contributor to the Crowdfunding Campaigner magazine & web Site
Turned Bulgarian into the most translated language in the world since becoming TED language coordinator for Bulgarian Organized 4 TEDx Live events combining local speakers, performers & artists with live feed & simulcast of the conferences, helping individuals & organizations share ideas via the TEDx platform Translated & reviewed 315+ video TED Talks in Bulgarian as part of the Open Translation Project Not only spread amazing ideas worth sharing but also put them in action in our local communities and help others in the process. Bring the best of the global ideas faster, easier and more pragmatically to the ones who can appreciate and need them most. Connect ideas, people, events, projects and organizations in ways that involve, engage and help all of the participants to foster innovation & social entrepreneurship.
Totally open & evolving venture & network of ideas, people & entities inviting & embracing freedom of choice, co-creation & interaction, engaging on all levels & through all means, times & locations. Virtual & real, inner & outer, personal & universal, material & spiritual, the modes of creating & delivering surprises is totally fluid, open & dynamic. Guiding principles: Pronoia, Darinas Laws & Integral Spiral Dynamics
Lead & implemented the global Web Services initiative & strategy spanning across all brands, products & solution areas Communicated effectively CAs innovative direction & emerging technologies to analysts, media & customers Executed the enterprise wide Web services, wireless marketing & field activities via effective sales tools & training Raised customer satisfaction & retention by improving the online & offline interactions with existing & prospective clients Developed new product strategy & positioning, monitored market trends, analyzed & predicted competitive developments Created cohesive portfolio & product messages via effective collateral, internet presence & creative merchandising Oversaw & improved CA's solutions competitive positioning through advertising programs & multi-media campaigns Engaged & managed interaction with senior management on major global accounts, partners & customers
Devised an enterprise wide strategy for & analysis of the customer relationship management & web integration Facilitated the migration of B2B clients (OEMs & suppliers) by coordinating & managing multiple Oracle teams Coordinated the implementation of project plans, training schedules & performance measurement metrics
Coordinated the marketing activities & managed the companys external relations with partners & affiliates Implemented a web-centric & customer-focused strategy for the promotion & sale of consulting services Actively managed the companys expansion & improved the sales of the consulting & training services Developed & implemented a project for services e-commerce based on in-house & outsourced CBT/WBT