Startup Night 2019

Startup Night 2019

The Startup Night has been organised by Budapest Enterprise Agency (BEA) annually since 2015 and is the greatest startup event taking place in Budapest with the support of the City Council.
Our goal is to provide a platform where players of the Budapest startup ecosystem can meet: districts, universities, innovation centres, incubators, major companies in Budapest and their related programmes, experts in the international relations of Budapest and all who are interested in business innovation.
Budapest Enterprise Agency is the only EU qualified Business Innovation Centre (EUBIC) in Hungary.
As a recognition of BEA’s achievements since 2013, Budapest won the European Commission’s Startup Europe Award in 2018 in the category of Best Public Administration for Startups.

Time: 28 November 2019, 6.00 pm – 0.00 am

Venue: Balna Budapest (1093 Budapest, Fovam ter 11-12.)

PLANNED AGENDA – Updated regularly

Opening speeches

  • Ms. Enikő Győri, Member of the European Parliament
  • Dr. Zoltán Birkner, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office
  • Piroska Szalai, Chair of the Board of Budapest Enterprise Agency
  • and more speakers from Budapest, Hungary, and partner countries

Award Ceremony of the 10th BE SMART startup competition and the Startup Europe Awards Hungary

Panel discussions

  • From Budapest to the world (John Parkerson – Honorary Consul of Hungary in Atlanta, Lorenz Gräf – Startplatz Düsseldorf, and more participants from abroad)
  • Budapest – Home of Innovation (Leaders of our Partner Universities: Semmelweis University, University of Óbuda, Budapest Economic University)
  • Startup Europe (Csaba Borboly – Commitee of Regions, President of the Harghita County Council, David Uhlir – President of the European Business Network, Juan Manuel Revuelta, President of Finnova, and further participants)

B2B Networking

During the whole event you can visit the exhibiton of startups, incubators and startup programmes in Budapest and Hungary, as well as our international partners.


Time: 28 November 2019, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Venue: Bolcs Var (1014 Budapest, Uri utca 21.)

During the afternoon four side events will be held in the following topics:

  • Application development
  • E-Health/MedTech
  • FinTech
  • Music

The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program!

Main sponsors: