The Bulgarian Association of Software Companies – BASSCOM was established in 2001. BASSCOM is a non-profit industry association representing more than 70 leading companies developing software products and systems and offering comprehensive IT solutions, and over 120 associated members, among which universities, foundations, venture capital funds, etc. The main objectives of the Association are to promote the Bulgarian software industry, to work for the improvement of the educational system and the introduction of e-government, to participate in creating and implementing policies for effective IT investments for the benefit of the entire society. BASSCOM is actively working to popularize Bulgaria as a high-tech destination where software companies develop their own products and services with high added value. More information about BASSCOM, its member-companies and activities can be found on http://www.basscom.org .