From the moment he landed at Zagreb Airport and even before he took up residence as the Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador for September, Israeli Nimrod Dean Kuchel has been working tirelessly to tell the remote work community about the joys of the Croatian capital.
Accepting an invitation to speak at the inaugural Zagreb Digital Nomad Week back in June, Kuchel’s engaging presentation on building community was one of the highlights of a thought-provoking week (you can see his presentation below).
The conclusions of an experienced digital nomad who has travelled the world to over 100 countries in 7 years )and with an online DN community of 24,000 people) were encouraging indeed. In a brief interview at the end of that week, he declared that Zagreb ticked all the boxes for digital nomads, and that the only thing missing in Zagreb was more digital nomads.
Just over two months later, Dean was back, this time as the official Zagreb Digital Nomad Ambassador for September. Over welcome drinks, he declared his intention to do as much as he could to unite and grow the community during his time in Zagreb.
The Digital Nomads Croatia Facebook group hosted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) evening with Dean a couple of weeks, ago at Bustan, which was a well-attended event by locals and digital nomads in the city. Dean has been busy exploring all the co-working spaces in the city, as well as aspects of its social life I will never know about, and is now organising one last event before he hands over the ambassador baton to South African Andrae Smith, who takes up residence at Doma Zagreb Aparthotel on October 1.
Dean is organising a Zagreb Meet-Up and Pitch Night from 18:00 on Friday, October 1, an opportunity to network and make new friends. The highlight of the evening will be 5 live speakers, sharing travel and digital nomad stories from around the world.
The event will be held where part of Zagreb’s digital nomad story began. Canopy by Hilton Zagreb hosted the opening day of Zagreb Digital Nomad Week, and it has since proved to be a hit with visiting nomads. The combination of excellent Internet, services within the hotel, nearby gym and various food options in the Branimir Centre where it is located, has proved to be a winning combination.
The Zagreb Meet-Up and Pitch Night will take place in the hotel’s ReUnion restaurant on the ground floor. The Canopy by Hilton Zagreb team has kindly offered a welcome drink to people attending. Food and drink will be available throughout the evening, at your own cost.
You can find more information on the Facebook event page. If you would like to attend, please inform Dean via the event page, so that he can have an idea of numbers. The invitation is open to all – here is Dean’s message:
It was super-awesome to meet you all on our last meet-up!
So a minute before I leave town onto my next adventure, let’s meet once again, share a drink, meet new friends, and listen to 5 stories from around the world.
Our mini “Pitch-Night” will include 5 short stories of digital nomads and world travellers, followed by the usual networking event.
The location is the ReUnion restaurant in Canopy by Hilton (Branimir Centre), but please block your calendar – Friday, October 1st, happy-hour time, from 18:00.
Smash that “GOING” button, and I will see you Friday.
Love & WiFi,
*Want to share your story with the world? send me a message.
This meet-up is with the support of Digital Nomads Croatia Association, Saltwater Nomads, Total Croatia News, and the Zagreb Tourist Board – thank for all your efforts to make Zagreb feel like home to us, digital nomads.
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