BUDAPEST #2

HUNGARY

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Register now for our Startup Live event in Budapest – Your chance to get feedback on your business and pitch in front of Hungary & Austria’s top investors, VCs, media representatives and an entrepreneurial audience of 100+ startup enthusiasts


The right people at the right moment can make or a break a startup! 

Our vision is to create a global community of entrepreneurial minds and startup influencers to support each other and grow together. No matter if high-profile team members, potential investors, experienced mentors or relevant media representatives: Our Startup Live events always make sure you’ll meet the right people.

 

Who can join?

entrepreneur startups enthusiast

 

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Pitch your business idea or get inspired, build your team and get to work!
No matter if founder yourself, business guy, marketing guru, design enthusiast or programmer – Join us in a unique atmosphere, meet people from various backgrounds and develop tomorrow’s businesses.

Top-notch mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business.

On Sunday you’ll have the chance to pitch your business to investors, media representatives & the crowd and win awesome prizes!

 

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Schedule

15:00 - 16:00

Registration

16:00 - 16:30

Opening

16:30 - 17:30

Pitchers rock the show!
90-Second Pitches

17:30 - 18:30

Team finding
Find your favorite project

18:30 - 19:30

Dinner

19:30 - 20:00

WhatAVenture Innovationbox Intro
Idea to investment-Readiness
WhatAVenture

20:00 - 20:30

Team building
Complete team setup

20:30 - 23:59

Working session
Get to know your team and project, set goals for the weekend

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00

Day Opening

10:00 - 10:15

Meet the Lead Mentors

10:15 - 13:00

Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your Business Concept and get immediate Feedback from your Lead Mentor

13:00 - 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Meet the Experts

14:15 - 18:30

Working session
Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and experts

18:30 - 19:30

Working Dinner

19:30 - 20:00

Pitch Introduction
How to craft your perfect Pitch

20:00 - 23:59

Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 12:00

Working session
Refine your Pitch and get your Slides ready

12:00 - 13:00

Working session
Pitch Rehearsals

13:00 - 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Working session
Pitch Rehearsals

15:00 - 16:00

Presentation hand-in + break

16:00 - 16:15

Final presentation session
Opening and short Talks

16:15 - 17:45

Final Presentations
Rock the Stage!

17:45 - 18:00

Jury Consultation + Break

18:00 - 18:30

Award Ceremony

18:30 - 22:00

Networking and Dinner

Participants

Global Partners

Conda
Pioneers Ventures

City Partners

Network Partners

Steve Sudy
Co-founder & CMO at laborom Co-founder at Women Startup Competition, Head Coach at Pioneers Festival, Mentor at Lean Startup Machine, Startup Weekend, Startup Pirates. Expert in: Pitching, growth engines, business models, twitter
Juergen Jelly
Founder & Consultant, itom invest GmbH Juergen is a serial entrepreneur in several industries, consultant, author, mentor and lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Starting at the age of 23 he founded different companies and gained a lot of experience in implementation and the operations of many industries all over the globe until he switched to the investment side and started “itom invest”, a company focusing on the niche between investors and projects, trying to help both sides to get together for the profit of all involved parties.
Jakob Reiter
Co-Founder, TheVentury Entrepreneur, IT nerd and debater has been active in the startup scene for many many years. He started his first company when he was 18 years old and build his own IT/Web consulting company with customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His newest startup theVentury (www.theventury.com) is helping startups to grow by injecting critical resources such as IT Development, Social Media Marketing and Growth Hacking. Furthermore, Jakob is a passionate debater and rhetorics specialist - taking part in World- and European championships all over the globe.
Christoph Richter
Co-Founder, Zoomsquare Christoph helped already at the end of the 90ties in building derStandard.at, the first german-speaking newspaper on the internet. His deep involvement in pioneering Austrian web companies gained him a lot of experience that he happily shared with the rising startup scene. And has spoken an moderated on several Conferences around europe like the World Financial Symposium or Forum Alpbach. Currently, he is Co-Founder of zoomsquare.com, a real estate startup that was awarded Austrian Startup of the Year.
Vlad Gozman
Founder & Curator, TEDx Vienna The native-born Romanian launched his first company shortly after finishing his business studies in Bucharest. Vlad founded and developed TEDxVienna, one of the largest and most active innovation communities in Austria. In 2012 Vlad joined the successful Austrian incubator i5invest and co-founded the technology startup Adspired Technologies, that develops innovative marketing and e-commerce tools. Vlad is also a founding board member of AustrianStartups, an NGO focused on supporting and promoting startups in Austria.
Philipp Holly
CTO & Co-Founder, Swell Phil is a serial entrepreneur with a vast skillset ranging from tech and product to team management. He is the co-founder and CTO of Swell - a product that helps people and brands make better decisions. Phil is currently obsessed with chatbots. He is a major player in taking chatbots to the next level and making them mainstream. Phil developed Swell’s chatbot, appropriately named ‘Swelly’, which is one of the best consumer bots on the market.
Marius Starcke
Strategic Supporter and Active International Mentor Over the last few years, Marius has mentored in many Startup Live events in all over Europe. Being one of the founders of StartEurope in 2009, he is also one of the original founders of AustrianStartups in 2013. Marius has a long career in entrepreneurship boards and strategic consultancy. He was a strategic consultant on Roland Berger Consulting Company and has supported Pioneers, as host of one of the largest start-up festivals in Europe.
Nikoletta Szirmay
Communications & PR Specialist, Freelancer. At the age of 21, she worked as a TV presenter and also served as the editor at one of the most popular public TV shows in Hungary. Throughout the past decade of her professional career, she held a number of leadership positions in various industries, mainly in international projects which allowed her to master creative writing and relationship building skills. Returning from maternity leave, she led one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in the Central Europe, which was fully funded within 24 hours. She shares a profound passion for innovation and she believes creative and transparent communication is a key component for startups to foster sustainable growth.
Kamilla Szandrocha
Member of the Board, Virgo Ventures Kamilla Szandrocha as COO has built up the portfolio of life-sciences focused Aquincum Incubator between 2013 and 2015. Now, she has started to build up a new IoT incubator with her co-founders, Virgo Ventures, planning to distribute significant funding among startups. She has also built up her own startup from 2011, Central European Investment Services, the region’s determining consultant company in investment promotion.
Péter Szántó
Founder SpringTab Loving user of Apple, iPhone, Spark, Yesware, Spotify, Pomodoro, GTD, and Smart Habits. Peter Szanto is a USC Trojan and the founder of SpringTab.com and Szanto.co. Peter helps companies like Time-Warner, L’Oreal and MasterCard in digital business development to grow their revenue. Peter gave a TEDxYouth Talk – a life long bucket list dream. He was recognized as a 30 under the age of 30 by Forbes Magazine Hungarian edition, nominated to entrepreneurs’ Role Model Award 2015.
Peter Szesztay
Head of Growth, Growthery
ECommerce and online marketing specialist. Peter has taken an active role in building the online presence and webshop of Proda (a consumer electronics webshop) especially on the field of SEO and content marketing. Peter is co-founder of MiniBrake, a tech company that developed a remote controlled bike brake for kids. Currently Peter works on building his SEO and content marketing agency, Growthery.

Tamás Müller
Founder Woman Startup Competition Startup geek, mentor and business analyst, #founder of womenstartupcompetition @euwsc, @startupsexit, @budapestlaunchpad, cofounder of @theconnecteast incubator
Gabor Dehelan
Founding Partner GAP Consulting - The Solution Provider Gabor is a visionary business development strategist, business coach & mentor. He has 20+ years of professional career – working for industries such as online & traditional business management, commercial, automotive, IT related, consultancy. In the last years he contributed at many early stage companies & startups by validating and building their business models and concepts.
Gabor Bonyhadi
CMO at Codecool Gabor is a full stack marketing specialist, mostly specialized in digital solutions. He was involved with several (but smaller) exits as well as an entrepreneur. Currently is helping the growth and go to market of Codecool and the brand revitalisation of Szamos.
Imre Hild
CEO at Global Traction Startup advisor, mentor, promoter, founder, investor end evangelist. :)
David Trayford
Founder, Wow Media & thehub.hu Founder of thehub.hu, host of Brain Bar Budapest Team Project Coach at Singularity University and works with individuals, startup teams and established companies globally through his associations with, for example, the European Investment Bank Institute, Thought for Food Foundation and startup programs in several countries.
Christoph Prieler
CEO Enteos
Csongor Bias
Co-Founder & CEO, Mosaik Csongor has been working with early stage startups for +5 years. His background is in marketing and product and he is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to succeed. Previously he worked for iCatapult and he was the Head of Tech Incubation at Design Terminal. Since early 2016, he has been working on Mosaik, a coworking space and tech campus in Budapest, aiming to take the startup scene to the next level.
Bernhard Holzer
PR Expert & CEO, woods - StartupPR Bernhard is a PR professional and communication expert in the Austrian and German start-up scene. He worked in a leading position at the largest German startup factory Rocket Internet and for its portfolio company Wimdu in Berlin. At the same time, he has been very successful in media work for four years at the real estate search startup zoomsquare.com. Bernhard is now setting up his own company in Vienna with woods, with a focus on startup PR for the DACH region and international tech media. At the same time, he has recently been press officer at AustrianStartups, the umbrella organization of Austrian start-ups.
Jörg Bauer
President, GE Hungary Joerg is the President of GE Hungary based in Budapest. Putting his imagination to work his goal is to build on GE’s key partnerships in Hungary and the region to drive common sustainable growth. Prior to his current role Joerg was the CFO for GE Healthcare in CEE. Previous experience include international Finance and Management assignments with Audi and Mettler-Toledo, partly also based in Hungary.
Jörg Bauer
President, GE Hungary Joerg is the President of GE Hungary based in Budapest. Putting his imagination to work his goal is to build on GE’s key partnerships in Hungary and the region to drive common sustainable growth. Prior to his current role Joerg was the CFO for GE Healthcare in CEE. Previous experience include international Finance and Management assignments with Audi and Mettler-Toledo, partly also based in Hungary.
Georg Kuttner
Managing Partner - The Hustler Georg is fascinated with startups, entrepreneurship and the tech industry. He loves supporting and shaping startup ecosystems and is helping fellow entrepreneurs to succeed with their businesses. His passion is public speaking, moderating and pitching in any way possible.
Daniel Horak
Co-Founder and COO, CONDA After graduating from his studies, Daniel founded his first startup in 2007, Spoken Language System. In 2012, he co-founded CONDA - the leading Austrian crowdinvesting platform - and is currently the managing director for marketing & sales. Daniel is very well connected in the Austrian startup community and also board member of AustrianStartups, a non-profit organization which supports startups in Austria.
Nina Woess
Speedinvest, Principal Nina joined Speedinvest in 2012 as a Principal after her studies in Strategic Management at WU. Part of Nina's job is the screening of several hundreds ambitious startups. She has a particular interest in working with early stage startups in the B2C space and is currently engaged in Flaviar and Inkitt.
Markus Lang
Managing Director, Pioneers Ventures Markus is Managing Director of Pioneers Ventures and is actively scouting innovative startups within the CEE area to invest in. Before joining the Pioneers Team, Markus co-founded the Austrian crowd logistics startup checkrobin.com.
Eva Rez
Investment Director at Day One Capital Fund Management Eva has been an Investment Director at Day One Capital Ltd. since May 2014, a Hungarian Venture Capital firm focusing on early-stage technology start-ups mainly in the CEE region. She is also on the Advisory Board of AIMotive, one of the most well-known Hungarian startups developing artificial intelligence based self-driving car software. Eva is particularly interested in the automotive industry and fintech, and strongly believes in team work.
Kamilla Szandrocha
Member of the Board, Virgo Ventures Kamilla Szandrocha as COO has built up the portfolio of life-sciences focused Aquincum Incubator between 2013 and 2015. Now, she has started to build up a new IoT incubator with her co-founders, Virgo Ventures, planning to distribute significant funding among startups. She has also built up her own startup from 2011, Central European Investment Services, the region’s determining consultant company in investment promotion.
Ádám Horváth
Partnership Relations, Central European Startup Awards Most innovations are created through networks, my role is to connect Investors, Corporate partners and Startups to learn from each other and work together in an effort to generate new innovative solutions.

PRIZES

2 Tickets for Pioneers Festival, the major Tech Conference in Europe (worth € 1.500)
Crowdinvesting Businessplan & Financing Workshop by CONDA (worth € 1.500)
Coworking & Credits for Mosaik Academy by Mosaik (worth € 300)

Organizers

Contact person

Steve Sudy
Budapest Ambassador

Co-founder at Women Startup Competition, Head Coach at Pioneers Festival, Mentor at Lean Startup Machine, Startup Weekend, Startup Pirates.

Expert in: Pitching, growth engines, business models, twitter

Christoph Prieler
Budapest Ambassador
Juan Guerra
Global Community Manager A communications expert, he is the founder of Skills of Life, an organization helping first-time entrepreneurs get ahead by developing their personal communication skills.
Tanja Sternbauer
Managing Partner - Mastermind Eager to create a supporting community for entrepreneurs worldwide, Tanja focuses on strengthen the connections between startup ecosystems and hubs around the globe.
Georg Kuttner
Managing Partner - The Hustler Georg is fascinated with startups, entrepreneurship and the tech industry. He loves supporting and shaping startup ecosystems and is helping fellow entrepreneurs to succeed with their businesses. His passion is public speaking, moderating and pitching in any way possible.
Szabolcs Homola
Entrepreneur/Investor Szabolcs is a serial entrepreneur with investments in several industries like retail, food production, wineries, festivals and gastronomy.  He developed one of the largest IT & Consultancy firm in CEE region and he is after a successful exit on that, but he is still the chairman. He is passionate about establishing new brands and businesses.
Orsolya Ifi-Valde
CEO, Tonspec Kft Orsolya is the CEO of Tonspec Kft. she is helping the organising team with her experience in organising a mass event such as Paloznaki Jazz Piknik, which is a huge jazz festival. She is also a lawyer specialised to international laws. She is fascinated by the dynamics of startups and enthusiastic about the fresh ideas.

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1138 Budapest, HUNGARY

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