I've designed and delivered startup education programmes for some of the world's best (Seedcamp, UCL, Oxford), and most diverse (ClimateKIC, Creative Accelerator, Africa Prize For Engineering).

I'm the founder of Source Institute. You might not have heard of it, but you might have heard of some of the programmes it includes: Leancamp, Founder Centric, Village Accelerator and The Sources to name a few.

Our programmes span 4 continents -- powered by more than 40 truly extraordinary people. We've directly reached tens of thousands of founders, and developed quite a few globally-used startup techniques.

I live in Sofia, Bulgaria and my work often takes me to London, where I lived for 10 years, and around Africa.

You can contact me at smile@saintsal.com and stay in touch by getting my posts and essays by email.

Oh, if you're wondering, the "Saint" in SaintSal is from a film where the protagonist confronts his life's ambitions in a weekend. It reminds me that life's short and to make the most of every day!


To get a sense of how I can help, here are a few guides I've researched and written:


For a sense of my worldview and mission, here are the more salient essays I've written: I blog and write all over the web. You can subscribe to my writing via email.

Tools I've Created