CUBB 2019

A 3 day unconference for coworking industry professionals and enthusiasts -- in the mountains, excellent connections and the best way to learn from others.


8th to 10th November 2019 - the whole weekend


Coworking Bansko
A home for nomads, freelancers and location independent entrepreneurs

Limit to 15 tickets, get one before they are gone!

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For three days,
we will share best practices and experiences running a successful coworking space.

Regardless if you are just considering to open a coworking space or if you have already built a self sustaining community, most owners and operators deal with the same topics again and again like: Selecting the right location for my target group. Designing the location for collaboration. Marketing and promotion to reach prospective members. Dealing with group dynamics. Engaging event formats. Balancing workload. The best tools. And many other topics.

At CUBB 2019 we discuss these and other topics with others and learn from each other how to deal with the ever changing demands of running a successful space.

Our event is a mix of formal and informal sessions that are driven by participants and best practice examples. Of course there will also be plenty of time to connect with the participants on a personal level and have fun together in the inspiring mountain resort of Bansko.

Marketing & Promotion

Proven strategies to attract members to your space with limited budgets.

Community Management

Building a value driven community and dealing with group dynamics

Business Models

Let's talk about how to make money with coworking


We cover all aspects of coworking

building strong communities among your members

coworking business models

marketing and promotion strategies

financing and grant opportunities

trends in coworking

retreats and workations

coworking software

personal insights

Event Schedule

packed with high quality and lots of fun


The coworking space opens

Coffee and small snacks available.

09:00 - 17:00

Coworking Jelly

get to know early arrivals and enjoy the coworking space

After 11:00

Checkin for your accommodation

Hotel Tipic
Drop off your bags at the guesthouse and maybe have a quick shower after your travels (map)

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch Break (optional; pay at restaurant)

Beautiful day, let's drive up the mountain for a sunny afternoon lunch. Or just get a pizza in town. Will depend on who is here already and wants to do what.

15:00 - 18:00

Fun: Meaningful gaming to build connections

Let's play a round of Better Me - The Game of Growth and Friendship. A personal development and relationship board game that challenges players to take action to improve their lives, and holds them accountable. A new way of personal growth and strengthening relationships. A fun way to get to know people even before the event starts

18:00 - 18:20

Welcome to CUBB 2019

Who is in the room? Let's get to know the other participants. Everyone has a minute to present themselves and their spaces.

18:20 - 18:45

Introduction: The Coworking Bansko Story

How we ended up in Bansko, how we build our community, why is a great hub for location independent people and what's next for Coworking Bansko. Including some learning from our adventure to turn the business into a co-op and our plans to expand into coliving.


Traditional Dinner at Banski Han

We will share an amazing meal in a traditional Bansko mehana (restaurant).

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee & Snacks at the Family Cafe (on the corner)

09:00 - 10:00

Session Planning

Share and learn. Exact session schedule to be confirmed during session planning
The unconference format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity.

At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda using open space technology. The exact process is not important to understand in advance – the process will become clear as it happens. The important part is that all those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome.

The sessions convened will range from the formal to the informal:

From the well thought out pre-prepared talk reflecting years of research and practice to the spur of the moment ‘new idea’ that would be fun to talk about.
From the demonstration of a working tool to the whiteboarding of something completely new.

If this is your first unconference: Here is a great overview of the format: Unconferences: How to Tap into the Power Of Your People

The mastermind format is a great way to get some feedback and ideas for a specific problem/dilemma that you are facing in your space now or for a new idea that you plan in the future.

The event is structured like this:
- The person with the challenge makes a pitch for around 15 min. explaining the situation and the problem/challenge. There might be some slides, demonstrations or it could be done freestyle.
- After that, there are about 10 minutes for questions from the audience to clarify. No recommendations yet.
- And then we do a feedback round - everyone is giving feedback with solutions and ideas. You and the others in the room are quiet and just listen to everyone's perspective. Not discussion of ideas or questions, just raw feedback.
- At the end you will summarize their takeaways of ideas that they want to implement. No need to defend ideas that they didn't like.

What is especially interesting about this format is that you have the opportunity to learn from the other people in the group that provide feedback. Often they have a different perspective that can be interesting for your business even if you they not in the hot seat.

10:00 - 13:00

Master Mind Sessions

3 slots for presentations to share, discuss and learn about topics that interest you or slots
to share a business challenge with a group. And then get everyone's perspective how they would solve this..


Lunch at a traditional restaurant: Chalet Yanitza

Quick lunch to recharge our energy levels at a family style restaurant close by.

14:30 - 17:30

Master Mind Sessions

The second part of the day will be another 3 session slots to share a business challenge with a group. And then get everyone's perspective how they would solve this.

17:45 - 18:15

Wrap up, feedback and learnings

Quick summary of the other sessions that you didnt attend.


Dinner at Oreha

A traditional Bulgarian restaurant with a cozy fireplace and great food. We might dance the horo together :-)


Night cap at Pirin 75 (optional; everyone pays their own drinks)

Good conversations and drinks


Coffee & Snacks

10:00 - 11:30

Coworking Software Demonstration

We will share some of the tools at we use at Coworking Bansko and invite everyone to share what they use.
How different tools can simplify routine processes and marketing of coworking spaces

11:30 - 12:00

Closing Remarks

What did we learn? What can we use for our own spaces? Plus group picture


Lunch at Momini Dvori

The sheep skin place, a favorite of our members that we are happy to share with you.

13:00 - 17:00

(Optional) Mountain Hike

Bansko is surrounded by three massive mountain ranges: Rila, Rhodope and Pirin. We will take you up one of these mountains for an easy hike and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Please bring suitable hiking shoes. We might change the program to a shorter hike depending on when most people are leaving.

17:00 - 19:00

Relax in the natural hot springs of Banya (optional; ~10 lev)

If you are still in Bansko at the end of the weekend, then we will invite you to join the organizer team to soak in the nearby hot springs. A great way to recover some energy.

20:00 - 22:00

Movie night: Closeness

Attend our weekly movie night at the coworking space. The film is set among a traditionalist Jewish community, whose pledge of solidarity blows to pieces when two young members are kidnapped by the local Mafia. The mythical Jewish wealth might be motivating the captors, or the knowledge that such a secluded community would never even contemplate asking the police for help. The indifference of some of the members, the inhumanity or the malice of others erode the foundations of the community; but instead of collapsing, the community shrinks. And in the wake of this tragic depletion remains the essential human organizational form: family.

Program is subject to change. All meals include water and table wine. Breakfast includes regular coffee. If you order anything else, please pay directly.

Why is this conference for you?

Matthias has written a guest post about why attending coworking unconferences on the Cowork7x24 blog recently.

Stay Ahead of the curve

What do other coworking spaces do to be successful? Often it is not only about the physical infrastructure, but also about how to promote a growing growing community. Marketing your space, using the best tools and having the right processes in place often makes a big difference.

Find new ways of thinking and problem-solving

Coworking is great, but one of the disadvantages is that it is often hard for the manager to maintain a healthy work life balance. Together we will be able to gain new perspectives and insights.

Networking opportunities

To be able to grow your space and community, you might need the help from other coworking managers. At CUBB you will be able to meet them.

Be efficient

On Sunday we will introduce you to software and platforms that will make your daily operations easier.

Serkan has blogged about his experience at last years event. Check it out if you are still undecided: Unblogging an Unconference – my CUBB2018 Afterthoughts and ShapeStyle made an awesome video from another unconference we hosted:

Pricing & Registration

Only 15 available seats for this boutique event. Get your tickets early.

We <3 to travel and to read about other people exploring amazing destinations, this is why we invite you to meet other bloggers to network and share experiences to our home in Bansko. We like to make meaningful connections during our events and this gets harder if there are to many people, so please register early to ensure that you have a ticket before all seats are taken.

Amazing experience guaranteed! If you feel for any reason that this event didn't live up to your expectations, we will refund your ticket - no questions asked.

Everyone is welcome - if money is tight please message us. We always offer some volunteer spots in exchnge for tickets!

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If you like to extend your stay in Bansko for a week, we are happy to provide a special coworking & accommodation package for €100 (guesthouse) or stay a whole month for €300.
Please msg us after registration and we will set you up :-)

If you would like to attend the event, but money is an issue, please message Cvetelina.

There are no refunds, but you can request a name change for your ticket. We have a code of conduct and an anti-harrassment policy. So far nobody violated it at any of our events and we aim to keep it that way.


Online Ticket before October 30th

This is our best deal. It includes the unconference, tasty food (2x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), the Sunday workshop and 2 nights shared accommodation in a local guesthouse. Single room upgrade €25. Extra night €15


Regular Ticket at the door

A good value for everyone. It includes the unconference, tasty food (2x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), the Sunday workshop and 2 nights shared accommodation in a local guesthouse. Single room upgrade €25. Extra night €15


Comfort Ticket

Stay in a nice hotel: It includes the unconference, tasty food (2x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner) and private accommodation in a nearby 4* boutique hotel. Extra night: €50.
Upgrade to a sponsor ticket for €100 to get a demo slot and your logo on the site


Local Ticket

If you do not need accommodation.
It includes the unconference, tasty food (2x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner)

Sponsors & Media Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor or to present your product? Get in touch

Location and Venue

area full of great hotels and restaurants.

Spend three inspiring days in the Bansko, the mountain capital of the Balkans. This cozy village is full of history, large mountains and a growing community of location independent freelancers and entrepreneurs.


Coworking Bansko

Toma Vishanov 2 & 6

Bansko, 2770 - Bulgaria


We will book a (shared) room for you in a nearby local guest house or hotel depending on your choice:

Additional details

We will be in touch with you after registration to coordinate your arrival, deal with any room preferences or upgrades and answer any questions you might have. There is also a private Facebook group for everyone that you will get access to.

Also if you want to stay longer, either before or after the conference, we can recommend suitable accommodation.

To get to Bansko, please check Ryanair and Wizzair for cheap flight to Sofia. Hoppa offers easy airport transfers and there is also a public bus from Sofia

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