Startup Night 2018
Patrons of the event:
István Tarlós Mayor of the City of Budapest and Mihály Varga Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
Date: 27 November 2018
Venue: Bálna Budapest Centre, 1093 Budapest, Fővám sq 11-13, 2nd floor
18.00 – 18.45 Opening speeches
- Mihály Varga,Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
- Gábor Bagdy,Deputy Mayor of Budapest
- László György, State Secretary for Economic Planning and Regulation of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology
- Zoltán Birkner, President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office
- Piroska Szalai,Chair of the Board of Budapest Enterprise Agency
Award Ceremony of the 8th BE SMART startup competition
18.45 – 19.15 From idea to enterprise
Best practises of Budapest: How the institutions of higher education and the biggest enterprises of the economy of the capital contribute to the success of startups and innovative SMEs? (panel discussion)
- Balázs Heidrich, Rector of the Budapest Business School
- Károly Szász, Chancellor of Semmelweis University
- Péter Rehus, Country Leader at IBM Hungary
- Kornélia Lazányi, Dean of Keleti Faculty of Business and Management of the Óbuda University
- György Dede, Manager of Start it@K&H Startup Incubator
The discussion is moderated by Csaba Szajlai, Deputy Editor-in-chief of Figyelő Magazine.I
19.15 – 19.45 How to enter foreign markets?
The role and the possibilities of the international relationships of Budapest in the development of the innovative enterprises and related startup success stories.
- Jules Banning, Head of Events and Education at STARTPLATZ organizing Rheinland Pitch
- Bertalan Bari, member of the Board of the IHBA – Irish-Hungarian Business Association
- Robert Sanders, Head of International Projects at EBN
- László Györgypál, Pozi Technologies
- Tibor Dobai, Route4U
The discussion is moderated by Titanilla Tari, presenter of MTVA.
19.45 – 20.15 This is the place for us!
Introducing our top exhibiting partners
- Klára Breuer, Ambassador at the Embassy of Hungary in Lisbon (video message)
- María Benjumea, Founder and CEO of Spain Startup organising South Summit, Madrid (video message)
- Gene Gerrienne, Business Development Manager (DACH) at Early Metrics
- Zoltán Zékány, Director of H13 Student and Enterprise Development Centre
- Mariann Klein, Director of Rákosmente Enterprise Development Agency
- Gábor Kerékgyártó, Business Development Councilor, Municipal Representative, Újbuda Spin-Off Club
The presentations are moderated by Éva Naszály, the head of international relations of the BEA.
20.15 – 22:00 B2B Networking
18:00 – 22:00 Exhibition
Startups, incubators and startup programmes in Budapest and Hungary
The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program!