Community Building: From Coworking to Coliving

May 11, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Sofia, Bulgaria

In-person event
EngagementLeadership DevelopmentPlanning and strategy

About this event

In this keynote, Matthias Zeitler will share his journey in transforming an old hotel in Semkovo into a 200-unit coliving space that is owned by the community. He will talk about the challenges of expanding a community and the strategies he learned from building Bansko into one of the leading nomad destinations over the last years.

Coliving is a growing trend among digital nomads and remote workers, and it offers many benefits, including cost savings, social connections, and a sense of community.

Matthias will share his insights on the benefits of coliving, and his vision to create a welcoming and supportive environment, a "Nomad Utopia".

At the end of the event we will have some time also to network and connect with fellow community professionals in Bulgaria. 

Key Takeaways:

• The benefits of coliving for digital nomads and remote workers

• The challenges of expanding a community from coworking to coliving

• The strategies for creating a supportive and welcoming coliving environment

• The importance of community ownership in creating a successful coliving space

• Lessons learned from Coworking Bansko & Bansko Nomad Fest

About the speaker:

Matthias Zeitler is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for community and ecosystem development. He is the Co-Founder of Coworking Bansko, a community for digital nomads and location-independent entrepreneurs in Bansko, Bulgaria. Since 2016, Matthias has been dedicated to growing the mountain resort of Bansko into a top destination for digital nomads. He is currently focused on transforming an old iconic hotel in Semkovo into a 200-unit coliving space that is owned by the community. Matthias is a regular speaker and mentor at tech, coworking, and startup events, and he is known for his passion for networking and hosting events. He also organizes the annual Bansko Nomad Fest, a week-long celebration of the location-independent lifestyle.


  • Matthias Zeitler

    Coworking Bansko




Thursday, May 11, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC

Connect Host

  • Lia Mladenova


    Chapter Director

In-person event