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helpful people on my journey Dimitar Stanimiro, a friend at StackExchange in London, says “try a Lean event in Bulgaria.” Ivo Vasilev and Lino Velev of Start IT Smart collaborate with me for the LeanSpark conference. Jon Bradford introduces me to Sofia’s Eleven accelerator, where I return for a quick workshop. Stanislav Sirakov from LauncHub invites me back to teach there. Now, I’m regularly in Bulgaria to teach at Eleven and Launchub. Boyan Benev and Stephan Gantchev invite me back to speak at Balkan Venture Forum. Chris Georgiev organises the Course Correction meetup at Betahaus. Mihaelena Damianova, then at Eleven, encourages me to seriously consider living in Sofia, and helps me find an apartment.

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The unique strengths of the Sofia startup community, and my advice on how to make the most of it.

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helpful people on my journey

Dimitar Stanimiroff, a friend at StackExchange in London, says “try a Lean event in Bulgaria.”

Ivo Vasilev and Lino Velev of Start IT Smart collaborate with me for the LeanSpark conference.

Jon Bradford introduces me to Sofia’s Eleven accelerator, where I return for a quick workshop. !

Stanislav Sirakov from LauncHub invites me back to teach there. Now, I’m regularly in Bulgaria to teach at Eleven and Launchub.

Boyan Benev and Stephan Gantchev invite me back to speak at Balkan Venture Forum.

Chris Georgiev organises the Course Correction meetup at Betahaus.

!Mihaelena Damianova, then at Eleven, encourages me to seriously consider living in Sofia, and helps me find an apartment.

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sofians who’ll help you

You probably already know Start IT Smart, Eleven and LauncHub. !They’re constantly on the lookout for ways to help and build the community, so letting them know your challenges is useful.

There are particular people who can find you help and turn your request into a fast meetup to help you now. !These are the people I’ve seen do this so far, so hit ‘em up! Put them to work for you! :)

Alex at Betahaus @betahaussofia

Chris at StartUP @chrisgeorgiev

Vessy at Eleven @vtasheva

Stan at LauncHub @stansirakov

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advantage sofia

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[email protected] @foundercentric

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[email protected] @foundercentric

@saintsal

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“Why do you live here?”

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lifestyle

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travel convenience

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bulgarian culture

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roma

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“Seriously, why do you live here?”

- Bulgarian Border Police

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you met a girl, right?

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responsive community

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you GOTTA ASK.

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bulgarian optimism

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Centric

Startup community is not about hubs. It’s

P2Pby cote

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dejan - content 360

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you GOTTA ASK, the right way.

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sofia’s doing things right

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stumps

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ШУРОБАДЖАНАЩИНА

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our community is like family

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still GOTTA ASK.

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HOBOШУРОБАДЖАНАЩИНА

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reach

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just ASK!

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please recommend this fnc.io/whysofia !

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Ask me anything [email protected] !

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Image credits: sofiaglobe.com, Flickr: cote, sugarmelon.com, soho42, eesti