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Pavel Kounchev

Columbia University Scholars 2018-2019


Co-founder, Managing Director, Time Heroes Foundation, Co-founder, Chair of the Board, Fine Acts Foundation





Pavel Kounchev is the founder and director of Time Heroes, the largest volunteering platform in Bulgaria, which matches volunteers with causes while creating effective incentives for civic engagement. Currently, has over 45,000 registered volunteers in Bulgaria. The organization has provided crucial support, through free online and offline services, for the implementation of over 1,600 initiatives by more than 670 non-profit organizations. Pavel also co-founded the Fine Acts Foundation, which bridges art and technology to instigate social change, by designing and applying creative methods to raise awareness, trigger action, and foster greater support for human rights campaigns.