The founder of the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center Foundation (BEC), Larry Biehl, is to visit Bulgaria again in May. This time the reason is his Master’s program in Entrepreneurship at the Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” supported by the BEC through the participation of leading Silicon Valley lecturers. Among them are Michael Bigham, a pharmaceutical giant and investor, who developed some of the most powerful medication to fight cancer and latest generation of antibiotics, Michael Marvin, a technological guru who has developed more than 100 start-ups on the East Coast, and Larry Biehl, a leading financial expert and consultant, university lecturer and book author, who knows the whole history of Silicon Valley. Larry has managed and invested the money of some of the wealthiest people in California, many of whom come from the technological sector. Larry Biehl has visited Bulgaria many times, starting various projects in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, social services, archeology, tourism and culture.
Since creating InterCulture, Inc. (IC) and InterCulture Foundation (ICF) in 2008, Larry and his wife, Maggie, have traveled throughout the world to discover ways in which these organizations could fulfill their mission. The purpose of both is to create “common space” between disparate cultures in a “culturally competent” way. When Larry identifies a place that could benefit from “common space creation”, he creates a program, such as the Bulgarian Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) in Bulgaria. Larry has worked as a Financial Advisor and Investment Manager for wealthy individuals for over 40 years, founding Bailard, Biehl & Kaiser, inc. with two classmates after graduating from the Stanford Business School in 1969. He co-authored two books and a college textbook, Personal Money Management, SRI and McMillan, 6 Editions (1972-1990) and a self-help book, Personal Profit Series, Dow Jones (1976-1977). Larry has experience working with many non-profit organizations: Alister MacKenzie Foundation, Heart to Heart Foundation, Esalen Institute’s Project for Economic Growth (Russia), Western Folklife Center, American Prairie Foundation, and the da Vinci Society.