Launch your startup on the international market

Startup Campus offices opening in 7 destinations –  The purpose of the decentralized incubator network is to help mature startups to access international markets and to achieve global expansion. In addition to Budapest, the global program includes interconnected cities such as London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chengdu and Shenzhen, and more destinations coming soon.

The global program focuses on three key industries or technologies of the corresponding ecosystem in each city, led by a local team of professionals and partner network, which provides a local presence for startups. The main task of the bases is to offer personalized support for foreign market entry, with particular emphasis on their inclusion in the given ecosystem, by involving local investment, sales as well as relevant partner networks essential to their growth.

Quick fish eats big fish! This is one of the basics of our program. With the global network, we aim to accelerate the international validation and market acquisition of innovative businesses. One of the most important things in this competitive world of innovation is time and timing. With our program, we wish to provide an accelerated platform for startups and to help launch them into this global competition. “said Zsolt Kovács, managing director of Enteprise Hungary, the program.

Startup Campus Global Locations and Industry Focuses:

  • Berlin – Fintech, E-commerce, LifeSciences, Industry 4.0
  • Budapest – FinTech, CleanTech, E-Commerce
  • Chengdu – LifeSciences, Agri-Food Tech, Gaming
  • Hong Kong – Fintech, SmartCity, Blockchain
  • London – Fintech, CleanTech, Life Sciences
  • Shenzhen – SmartCity, LifeSciences, CleanTech / Energy
  • Singapore – FinTech, Big Data, IoT

The two main programs of Startup Campus Global – the three-stage Soft-Landing Program and the Business Validation Tour – provide a dedicated solution to the problems that a startup may face when entering the global market. The main aim of the programs is to build bridges between international markets and startup ecosystems and to facilitate the global expansion of startups.

The application is now open for all locations: https://www.f6s.com/startupcampusglobalincubationprogram

Website: http://scglobal.co.uk/

University innovations have also introduced themselves at the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour to Vienna

May 24-25, 2018 , the fourth destination of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour, also marked the Startup Campus University Innovative Idea within the framework of the Pioneers Festival.

After Istanbul, Berlin and the USA East Coast tour, the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour, which supports the start-ups of the V4 region, arrived to the Austrian capital. This two-day event was opened by a business breakfast organized at the Hungarian Embassy in Vienna. In the morning, Czech Angee Technologies, Polish Agribot, Hungarian Greenfox Academy and the Austro-Hungarian Intellyo team participated in a V4 breakfast attended by Austrian investors and partners.

 

With the international programs of the Startup Campus, we wish to provide a trampoline for talented university students and startups. We promote the global discoverability of teams and our services encourage international validation and market access. It was an honor to have been a professional partner at the Pioneers Festival this year and to have provided opportunities for university students and regional startup teams.“- said Zsolt Kovács, CEO of Enterprise Hungary, the mother company of the Startup Campus program.

The Startup Campus University program overlapped with the fourth stop of the global tour , featuring the best 8 Central and Eastern European university startup teams who had their first opportunity to pitch to and receive constructive feedback from a professional jury.

The winning idea was the Romanian Xvision team, who specialize in the automatic detection of diseases in the human body through the smart analysis of medical X-rays.

After completing a 2day bootcamp in Budapest a few weeks prior to the Pioneers pitching event, the team continued to the incubation of 8 finalists, and the mature teams were able to begin to source funding and capitalize.

The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour will continue to its fifth stop in London, where Slovakian, Hungarian, Czech and Polish startups in the field of Energy, Fintech and Life Science will introduce their ideas within the framework of London Tech Week, in addition to participating in B2B meetings and networking events.

Startup Campus V4 Global Tour – USA

Between May 6th-13th, 2018, the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour journied across the United States East Coast. At the third destination of the tour, five Hungarian health care startups had the opportunity to validate themselves in the US market and to develop further cooperative relationships at various business-to-business meetings.

During this one-week business trip, startups presented themselves at the Foley and Lardner pitching and networking event in Boston, opened by Dr. László Szabó, Ambassador of Hungary in Washington D.C. In the following days, the teams visited the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), MIT’s Media Labs, and participated at another pitch tournament before a diverse group of health care, law and business professionals at the Quinnipiac University.

In New York City, the teams exhibited at TechDay NYC, one of the biggest tech events in the city, after which a musical chairs-style pitch program and networking event was held at the Hungarian Consulate General in New York City, where the teams met several local experts and gained valuable feedback and connections. At the last stop of the East Coast tour, they presented their innovations in Worcester, Massachussetts before the Hungarian Medical Association of America and received several invitations that would allow for further cooperation.

We see a lot of opportunities between local health and med tech startups and the ecosystem of the USA East coast. The week spent there has resulted in network growth, useful feedback, and startups have been given direct access to American partners. The outgoing startups introduced new perspectives in the USA that, based on experience, can leverage the acquisitions gained here and how to validate themselves in the US market.” said Sebastian Tamás, director of the Hungarian National Trading House, Innotrade program.

In the USA, 6 medtech / health care startups joined the tour; InSimu Patient, a patient-simulation application specially developed for professional use; Vitrolink, advanced technology solutions to assist the pathologist’s daily routine; MED3D, a surgical innovative education system that enables professionals to check the quality of the prepared sutures in detail, and Now Technologies Gyro smart tool that helps people with mobility impairments with headaches in communication and movement, as well as Promobox, with gift packs and information publications to help their mothers with their children. Notch, the first smartphone ready motion capture platform.

The next destintion of the global tour will be to Vienna within the framework of the Pioneers tech event, which will also mark the finals of the Startup Campus University – Innovative Idea Battle.

The region’s university startup ideas were competing

Between the 28th and 29th of April 2018, Startup Campus University – Innovative Idea Battle, two-day long event was held, where the region’s university innovations were competing. The best eight team won the chance to introduce themselves and compete further on the 25th of May at the Pioneers Festival, which is held in Vienna. Further, these eight teams also got one-step closer to win the 9 million Forint investment of Hiventures.

More than fifty university teams who had an innovative idea applied for the regional university idea competition. After the selection process sixteen teams were qualified for the semi-finals. The teams had various backgrounds, Austrian, Romanian, Croatian, Polish and Hungarian.

Talented young entrepreneurs are like a pair of shining eyes. They are the best investment in the future. The aim of Startup Campus University is to make the bright ideas of students from this region more discoverable, and to support them in becoming successful entrepreneurs. We work on making this programme the greatest student start-up competition and community in the region and in Europe in the next three years.” – said Zsolt Kovács, the CEO of Enterprise Hungary.

During the two-day long bootcamp students prepared for the competition with the help of mentors whom were professionals working in the industry.  The students reviewed with their mentors their Business Model Canvas, and by receiving constructive feedback, the candidates perfectionized their presentation.

   

The qualified teams had some truly unique innovations, such as supporting the studies and development of high-school students by using their app called Eddie, which converts 2D models on paper into 3D figures on the users’ phone. The team who represented Overace Tickets had another innovative idea, an app that sells tickets by data control, another team called Meta Flora, which creates healthy drinks that are tailored individually by analysing the buyers’ intestinal flora or TechSpesc, which provides online product support platform.

Furthermore, Xvision from Romania was also qualified for the semi-finals; the project’s aim is to discover on an x-ray any kind of disease automatically in the human body anywhere in the world, without the professional analysis of a doctor by checking the x-ray image. Similarly, Alive Maps was also one of the strongest candidates with its imaginative idea of creating an online map that measures the pollution/ life-quality of the areas.

Two teams came from Croatia who made it to the semi-finals as well; Agronaut, which aims to promote Eastern-European farmers on the greater market and Crustuli, a healthy and nutritious snack developed by young female students from the food-waste of the food-industry.

The finals are going to take place on the 25th of May in 2018, at the Pioneers start-up event in Vienna.

Check the vlog about the bootcamp here.

The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour Reached its Second Destination

The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour was held in Berlin on April 11 to 13, 2018, where participating startups attended and exhibited at the Startup Camp Belrin 2018 tech event, attended a business breakfast with Ambassadors of the V4 and introduced themselves at the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin before the German ecosystem representatives.

After Istanbul, the startups from the V4 countries were given the opportunity to test their ideas in the German capital. The main purpose of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour is to boost the discoverability of the V4 startup ecosystem by introducing startups to international markets.

Over the last year, Hiventures has made more than 100 investments worth 6.7 billion HUF, making it the dominant state venture capital fund of the region. In the foreseeable future, the most important task is to promote the internationalization of the fund, while building up a network of partners that can help our next investment round and offer joint ventures with international partners. In this process, it is essential to support initiatives such as the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour. The Berlin event also demonstrated, that Hungarian and regional startups are already on the global market and there is a demand for their solutions and services. Based on Berlin’s investor and partner meetings, it can be stated, that Berlin and the German innovation ecosystem is the next best step for companies to enter the global market, which can greatly be helped by initiatives such as the Startup Campus program.” said Katona Bence, Deputy CEO of Hiventures.

At the event, Hungary was represented by an automated, self-developed influencer marketer system – Post for Rent – influencing marketer, Trustchain Systems – automated international trade insurance solution, Ordit – unique corporate meal management solution, and Kinepict – X-ray angiography imaging solution.

In addition to the 4 Hungarian startups, the new flatsharing app Naash, from the Czech Republic, Medvocation, a universal solution addresing healthcare recruiters and employers around the world from Poland and Voltia from Slovakia, which statup offers electric vans for city logistics also introduced themselves.

The next stop of the global tour program will be to the USA East Coast, to Boston, Connecticut and New York City, which is designated to innovative health care businesses. During this one-week tour, startups will visit Harvard and MIT’s innovation department, participate in one of New York’s prominent tech conferences, TechDay NYC, and tailor Business Meetings, and several pitching and networking events for validation opportunities in the USA.

Partners: V4 Connects, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs, Hiventures, Hungarian National Chamber of Commerce – Innotrade Program, EH Invest.

University Ideas Can Achieve Investment

Enterprise Hungary is organizing the first Startup Campus Regional University Idea Battle in professional collaboration with Hiventures. The unique program connects universities, market participants and investors with students from 10 European countries. The winning startup idea can receive an investment offer of up to 500.000 euro.

The aim of the initiative is to discover new, innovative ideas, to encourage entrepreneurship, to foster the emergence of innovative ideas from the university and to promote regional cooperation. Startup Campus University also aims to provide closer collaboration between large companies, universities and investors.

“One of the keys to economic competitiveness is the extent to which we can exploit the innovations of national and regional universities and students and how we can market these ideas. At present, all the conditions for launching a successful business are available, there is nothing left to to than to make these ideas discoverable,” said Zsolt Kovács, Managing Director of Enterprise Hungary.

In addition to Hungarians, students from the following countries can apply for the competition: Croatia, Austria, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia.

Following the online application period, 16 student teams selected by the professional jury will take part in a two-day training (bootcamp) in Budapest, where they can build on their business strategy and prepare for pre-investor trainings with professional mentors. The best 8 teams from the bootcamp will be chosen to proceed to the finals in Vienna.

The 8 finalist teams will get one step closer to attaining the Hiventures’ €30.000 incubation investment offer, following the training session. The winning team will have the chance to receive an investment of up to €500.000 by the jury of international investors. The final will take place on 24-25 May 2018, as part of the Pioneers startup event in Vienna.  The official language of the program is English.

Patron of the Startup Campus University Program is József Pálinkás, president of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office Hungary.

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Application deadline: March 31, 2018

Partners: Pioneers, Hiventures, EH Invest, Zyntern, Incube, National Research, Development and Innovation Office Hungary.

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

CEE startups to receive opportunities in Berlin

After the opening ceremony in June, the Startup Campus Berlin program will finally commence in October. The goal of this initiative is to introduce the Berlin startup ecosystem to CEE startups. The German capital offers an extensive network of mentors, a wide array of coworking spaces, and state and venture capital investments to innovative startups.

In recent years the German government has made serious efforts to turn Berlin into the leading innovation and startup hub of Europe. The largest accelerator networks and incubators of the world, along with german international companies have launched several sector-specific programs in order to utilise this new form of industrial innovation.

Enterprise Hungary has launched the program Startup Campus Berlin with the intention of providing a platform of self-introduction for CEE startups, the use of which should aid them in sourcing funding for their projects and stepping into the global market. The specific agendas for the different installments of the program will be put together while taking into account the specific startups involved, and the sectors they focus on.” – said Zsolt Kovács, CEO of Enterprise Hungary.

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Startups selected to participate in the program will have the opportunity of getting to know local accelerators (GTEC, StartupBootcamp, PlugandPlayTechCenter, WISTA etc.), of introducing their startup to international mentors, and of exchanging knowledge with startups (and startup leaders) who have already settled in Berlin. They will also receive information regarding the legal and financial aspects of founding a company from Berlin Partner, and will learn about venture capital investment practices from the local Venture Capital Association.

Selected startups will be able to choose from the following services:

  • Complete program organization,
  • Getting to know the local Accelerator Programs
  • Introduction of Enterprise Support Program and local legislation,
  • Thorough overview of Venture Capital Investment Practice,
  • Opportunity to pitch to, and receive feedback from International Mentors,
  • Opportunities for B2B meetings and Networking,
  • Free Coworking office use, and a chance to exchange experience with local startups,
  • Accommodation in Berlin.

The target market of this program is made up of the founders and leaders of startup enterprises ready to enter an international market. This means CEE startups who have a working prototype, a seed investment or regional market presence, and are ready to launch an enterprise in Berlin.

The most important task of Hungarian startups in Berlin is to find potential investors and customers. Initiatives like this definitely help startups in building the Berlin networks they will need in the future.” – said Andy Tóth, investment director of Plug and Play Ventures Germany about the necessity of international presence.

In harmony with the focal industrial areas of the Berlin ecosystem, 4 startup entrepreneurs, from each of the 7 industrial areas during 7 weeks will have the opportunity to participate in the program. Participants will also need to pay a one-time 150€ participation fee.

The specific programs will be advertised based on the following schedule:

4-6 October                      Digital Health                                   Application Deadline: 4 September 2017

11-13 October                  Food & Industrial Tech                  Application Deadline: 11 September 2017

18-20 October                   e-Commerce                                     Application Deadline: 18 September  2017

25-27 October                  Fin. Tech & Insurance Tech        Application Deadline: 25 September 2017

8-10 November                 Inno Energy & Sustainability        Application Deadline: 8 October 2017

15-17 November             Photonic & Optic                      Application Deadline: 15 October  2017

22-24 November             Mobility & Transportation         Application Deadline: 22 October 2017
5 December       DEMO DAY

Hungarian Startups in London and Berlin

Right after six successful domestic stations the Startup Campus is crossing the borders and heading to London and Berlin. The events are organized by the Enterprise Hungary as well as powered by Hiventures. The purpose of the program beyond building a flourishing relationship between the national startups and the British and German innovation ecosystem is assisting these bright ideas to enter these markets.

Some of the most promising Hungarian startups are given the stage to present their innovation to the international jury in Europe’s two most vibrant startup cities.

As Zsolt Kovács the CEO of Enterprise Hungary has said „The Startup Campus Roadhsow is crossing the HUngarian borders this year. The best Hungarian national startups are pitching in London and Berlin. Our further plans with the events is building a co-operation between Budapest-London-Berlin through which Hungarian innovations may get immediate feedback on their ideas, products and tips on how to enter the international market”.

The so-called ZOI intelligent urban bycicle with an embedded GPS tracking system will be presented as well to the prestigious jury members such as Max Kelly the director of Techstar London among others. Two young Hungarian participants of the Startup Campus incubation program are being introduced in London as well.

The online team building application developer Battlejungle team is presenting in Berlin. The idea is embedding team building activities in organizations daily lives and raise its effectiveness. We are glad to welcome Tanja Kufner the CEO of Startupbootcamp, Niclas Rohrwachter the founder of Factory, Andy Toth the investment director of Plug and Play and Startup Autobahn Accelerator or Kornél Kisgergely the general manager of Hiventures.

In co-operation with the Hungarian Embassy in London and Berlin the event guarantees networking sessions to all the attendants, where future innovators and startuppers may have the great opportunity to communicate with the incubation managers, investment managers of Hiventures or the representatives of the Hungarian National Trading House.

Partners: National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hiventures, Hungarian National Trading House, Startupnbootcamp, Berlin Partner, Factory, Plug and Play, Hungarian Embassy in berlin, Hungarian Embassy in London, IBB Bet, Techstars London, BetterPoints Limited, Acclaria UK.

London – 16th of June 2017 – Rainmaking Loft. Register here.

Berlin- 19th of June 2017 – Hungarian Embassy in Berlin. Reigster here.