Candidate to be part of
First Startup Village in CEE
The idea is Chelopech to show that it can be part of the First Startup Village established in Bulgaria and built by three Bulgarian villages, supported by one of the Bulgarian Startup cities. This can be succeeded by implementing the pan-European strategy.
By signing a memorandum between 30 mayors of European Startup Cities in the presence of EU Commissioner Maria Gabriel, the Municipality of Chelopech, represented by Mayor Aleksi Kesyakov, agreed to implement the pan-European strategy and to work hard to be part of the European Startup Villages Network.
Tech park + PreAccelerator & Accelerator programs
One of the most impressive future projects in Chelopech is the future technology park, which will be used by small and large companies, digital nomads, freelancers and entrepreneurs from the country and Europe. It will be built on 3 floors and will be separated with:
- - Conference rooms
- - Rental Offices
- - Co-working space
- - Relaxation rooms
- - Networking zones
- - Canteen
The idea behind the Technology Park is to attract potential tenants to take advantage of the benefits the place offers, as well as all the advantages in the village - a free sports center, an opportunity to stay in the new ECO complex, free internet, services and more. It will be created a Pre-Accelerator and Accelerator for start-ups and future entrepreneurs with training and mentoring programs from experts.
Focus on Eco Tourism
Much of the territory of Chelopech municipality is occupied by beautiful mountains, breathtaking sights and unforgettable views. Many new eco trails are set to be made, as well as the enrichment of the existing already established routes in the mountain. By holding cultural and tourism events and expanding the beautiful Murgana hut, located below the peak with the same name, the Municipality hopes to provide an unforgettable experience for all tourists.
ECO complex “Chelopech”
It is planned a construction of a new permanent residence area away from the urbanized territory. The selected location is characterized with beautiful views, terraced terrain, easy access to the various zones and to the village itself through the Chelopech-Tsarkvishte road. The zone will be gradually developed, at each stage supplemented with the necessary functional zones and each one of them will be developed in close connection with the surrounding environment.
Eco industrial park
Another major project that is planned to be built is the ECO Industrial Park with the first production plant to build a tire recycling facility, meeting industry 4.0 standards and with 0% harmful emissions. The municipality of Chelopech has started discussions at international level in order to start the construction and operation of zero pollution enterprises, as well as to provide jobs and opportunity to apply modern technologies in production.
In recent years, Chelopech Municipality has developed numerous projects for all elements of underground infrastructure in urban areas. The already started stage of the project development will be completed in the shortest possible time and thus all residents will have completely renewed and updated systems of all utilities. There are more than 600 cameras installed in Chelopech, which monitor the security of the villagers and 800 more are set to be installed. Another advantage of the village is that people and guests can use the services of 4 independent high-speed internet providers and there are also Wi-Fi zones for free use in the center of Chelopech.
Digitalization of the data base in the administration
We live in a time of constant digitalization and globalization and the administration of the village of Chelopech is determined to keep up with the new technologies and services. In order to support the development of the private sector and ensure maximum transparency, the municipality is in a constant process of digitalization. Thus, all the services provided to the residents will be easily accessible and the information will be as up-to-date as possible.
Pool and SPA complex
A project has been developed and it is planned to start a construction of a new modern swimming complex next year. It will provide both an indoor pool with the possibility of holding international competitions as well as an outdoor pool which will be used for rest during the warm summer days. The swimming complex also includes a spa area with numerous treatments and attractions.