The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour Launched in Istanbul

The World Business Angel Forum was held in Istanbul on February 19-20th, 2018,  which marked the launch of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour. At this international conference, five Hungarian and two Polish innovative startups introduced their ideas to key sponsors and partners such as Türk Telekom and Celebi.

The main purpose of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour is to introduce startups from the V4 region to the international market.

“This event gave us the chance to get to know the Turkish startup community, and a great opportunity to connect our innovation ecosystems. In order to solidify this connection, Startup Campus is organizing a special program this year, during which 10 Turkish startups will have the chance to participate in a week-long European debut event. Budapest is an ideal entry point for Turkish entrepreneurs wishing to join the European market. In addition, we can help our domestic and regional startups to enter the Turkish market in coordination with large Turkish corporate partners.” – said Zsolt Kovács, CEO of Enterprsie Hungary.

The startups who represented from Hungary in Istanbul included Sharekiwi – developing unique telecommunication software solutions, Vitrolink – facilitating the work of pathologists, SoleCall – revolutionizing the market for personal security applications, BauApp – facilitating the digitalisation of construction projects, and Reporter Community – providing online commercial space for newsworthy photos and videos. Poland was represented by Adwise.me, which is an app based recommendation, discount & loyalty program and Fairga.me, which has been created to offer entertainment in a safe and honest landscape.

At the WBAF conference Hungary and the V4 Presidency were represented by Balázs Rákossy, State Secretary for the Use of European Union Resources. In addition, the Startups had the chance to personally present their innovations to the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Sn. Mehmet Şimşek.

The next two stops of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour, powered by Enterprise Hungary, will be to Berlin and New York City. The application for both stops is now open, for which the organizers have highlighted the following industry focusses:

Berlin: Fintech, Healthcare, E-commerce.

Application: goo.gl/ajjYyM

Application deadline: March 12, 2018

New York: Medtech / Healthtech

Application: goo.gl/XkDu4X

Application Deadline: March 11, 2018

 

 

Startup Campus V4 Global Tour Partners in Turkey: V4 Connects – V4 Hungarian Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hiventures, Innotrade Program of the Hungarian National Trading House, Exim Bank, Axt Hungary, Özaltin, Türk Telekom, Celebi, Polat, Nurol Holding, Hungarian Institute of Istanbul.

The V4 startups countries can access international markets across 10 countries

In February 2018, Enterprise Hungary will launch the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour, whereby innovative companies from the V4 countries- Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia- will be able to introduce themselves to investors and large business partners.

The main purpose of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour program is to introduce Central and Eastern European startups to international markets. The tour across 10 cities and venues aims to promote this region, with special focus on the V4 countries.

“The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour is a gateway for the V4 region’s innovations and startup entrepreneurs. This event series gives startups the opportunity to access 10 international startup centers where they can introduce their ideas at independent V4-centric side events within the framework of the larger technology events. This initiative aims to make the V4 region more discoverable to investors, large corporations and professional partners,” said Zsolt Kovács, Managing Director of Enterprise Hungary.

8 to 10 early-stage V4 startup teams that have prototypes and have received investments or are already on the market will be able to join these international startup events. The tour consists of conferences, exhibitions and events worldwide, complemented by V4-centric sub or satellite events. The main purpose of these events is to connect startups with important investors and to create a suitable startup environment with various interactive workshops, conferences and round table discussions.
Baybars Altuntas the head organizer of the WBAF World Business Angels Forum, the first stop of the global tour, added: ‘’The World Business Angels Investment Forum is proud to announce the first stop on the roadshow of Startup Campus V4 is WBAF World Congress 2018 in Istanbul, on 19th of February 2018. The next destinations after Istanbul are Berlin, New York, Vienna, London, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Dubai and Los Angeles. We wish them all the best for success in their endeavours!’’

Startup Campus V4 Global Tour Stations:
Istanbul – WBAF – 19-20 February 2018
Berlin – Startup Camp Berlin – April 12-13, 2018
New York – TECHSPO NYC & TECHDAY NYC – May 10-11, 2018
Vienna – Pioneers – May 24-25, 2018
London – London Tech Week – June 13-15, 2018
Hong Kong – RISE – July 9-12, 2018
Tel Aviv – DLD – 3-4 September 2018
Dubai – GITEX – October 14-18, 2018
Los Angeles – Summit LA – November 2-5, 2018
Budapest – Stargate – November 29-30, 2018
Partners: V4 Connects, Innotrade – Hungarian National Trading House, Hiventures