Category Archives: Hungary-Startups

Something is accelerating in Budapest

While I believe in a less government-driven economy, it’s good to see smart initiatives coming from this world also in Budapest, that truly supports the local ecosystem. I had a good chat with Csongor Biás, Head of Tech Incubation at … Continue reading

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CESA Grand Finale: Come to meet the CEE startup ecosystem in Vienna

The Central European Startup Awards aka CESA will have its Grand Finale on the 8th of October in Vienna, at the amazing venue of Hotel Schani - the very first hotel for the geek generation in the region. Backed by prestigious sponsors, the mission … Continue reading

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Sightseeing reengineered:

I met Attila at a café in downtown Budapest to learn about his new project: In a few minutes I asked if I could take some notes, as I felt I really wanted to share it with you. What … Continue reading

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Meet Éva Réz, a Hungarian VC finding and supporting the next unicorns in CEE

Day One Capital is one of the leading Hungarian VCs which aims to invest in the most exciting Central Eastern European startup teams. Éva Réz, an Investment Director at Day One Capital, recently asked in an article whether VCs can be replaced … Continue reading

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Central European Startup Awards – nomination & application process ends soon!

Nominations for the Central European Startup Awards end soon! If you want to apply or recommend someone for the biggest no-pitch, no-conference startup festival in the Central-Eastern European region, then the time to do it is now! The Central European … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in June

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in June. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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A-Maze, the escape game

A true story about A-Maze, the Hague based escape game startup which has managed to gain advantage on a niche market. An interview by my colleague, Gábor Schneider. Escape games or escape rooms might be familiar to almost everyone nowadays. This … Continue reading

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Teams from Hungary, Estonia and Austria win the CEE Women Startup Competition in Budapest

In the beginning of this week, the beautiful city of Budapest hosted another CEE Women Startup Competition and I was there… Amazing teams, good presentations by ambitious and intelligent young female entrepreneurs, cool venue –  Prezi House of Ideas – full … Continue reading

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János Dobó and the SM Conf

Following the interview I made a year ago, I would like to introduce you János Dobó, co-founder of SM Conf (formerly known as SmartMobil), one of the largest conferences in Hungary, coming up in a few weeks again in Budapest, together with … Continue reading

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Blablacar acqui-hired Budapest based Autohop to expand in the region

Budapest based ride sharing platform AutoHop has just got acquired by BlaBlaCar, a well known car sharing service from France that had raised over a 100 million USD last year for expansion. AutoHop now becomes a part of BlaBlaCar while remaining its … Continue reading

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