On November 23, Puzl CowOrKing won the “Best Coworking Space in Central and Eastern Europe” award at the Grand Finale ceremony of CESAwards [The Central European Startup Awards]. This comes just a few months after Puzl CowOrKing also won the award for “Best Coworking Space in Bulgaria”.

CESAwards is a series of events organized in 10 countries from CEE, that aims to recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and startup ecosystem of this colorful and diverse region. CESAwards is part of the Global Startup Awards, providing an annual spotlight to those who dare to dream big and shape the way our future will look.

The ceremony was held in Sofia Tech Park and the Grand Finale day consisted of 3 major events organized by the local partner of the show – ABLE (Association of Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs).

This award serves as recognition of the significant amount of energy that Puzl CowOrKing has invested in creating the biggest IT coworking space in CEE, as well as of the amazing community that has grown around it. Operating 3,000 m2 in Sofia and with another 2,500 m2 currently in renovation, Puzl is home to more than 350 IT specialists, 60+ companies and the LAUNCHub Ventures investment fund, which was also named as “Investor of the Year” by CESAwards.

Happy Puzzlers! | Photo credit: CESA Awards
“Winning this award means a lot for the whole team at Puzl. All of us have put countless hours in this space during the past 2 years, and seeing how our work has influenced and helped the whole IT community in Sofia has been truly amazing. Receiving this award strengthens our belief that we can bring huge positive impact to local IT communities, as we are exploring opportunities to create a new coworking space, only this time in Bucharest, Romania. Our goal is to redefine the way IT people work and live and help create new opportunities for them in our spaces.”

Anton Stratiev, co-Founder and CBDO of Puzl CowOrKing

Winners of CESAwards were determined by an independent panel of 30 judges from top-tier investors, mentors startup founders and industry leaders.

For a full list of winners of the 2017 Regional CESAwards winners, visit http://www.centraleuropeanstartupawards.com/winners-2017