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Startup Campus V4 Tour visited Tel Aviv

The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour to Tel Aviv from September 2-6, 2018 was held within the framework of the 2-day DLD Innovation festival (Sept. 5th and 6th). The tour consisted of workshops, B2B meetings, networking, pitching, in addition to historical sightseeing. Four Hungarian and one Polish startup in the field of Life Sciences and MedTech represented the V4 startup ecosystem including Vitrolink, Viola City, Innoria, DiabTrend, and Electron Square.

On the first official day of the tour, the startups visited Google Campus Tel Aviv to learn about the evaluation process of local MedTech investors, then traveled to Jerusalem where they explored the historical sites with the Diplomat for Cultural and Educational Affairs of the Embassy of Hungary in Tel Aviv, attended a networking event organized by the V4 diplomats, and met with OurCrowd Ltd. venture capital firm representative

 

The following day, the startups attended an Axis Corporate special edition of workshops and presentations held at the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv opened by the ambassador of Poland, followed by local innovation leaders from MagnaCarta Communications, OurCrowd Ltd venture partners, Applied Value Group, Bluechain Ventures, Axis Innovation, and the Institute of Venture and Global MBA at TAU who prepared the delegation for working with multinational corporations and doing business in the Israeli startup ecosystem.

The third day was spent at the DLD Innovation Festival, attended by 110 delegations from over 40 countries, over presenting 100 startups, and approximately 4,000 guests. At DLD, the startups participated in B2B meetings, networked, and attended panel discussions on a variety of topics, followed by an evening rooftop networking event at Mindpsace Tel Aviv organized by the V4 missions in order to build knowledge about opportunities between the V4 region and Isreal. The networking event commenced with opening remarks by the Ambassadors of Poland and Slovakia, CEO of Enterprise Hungary, the Federation of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce, and more experts on cooperation prospects between CEE and Israel. 

The startups returned to the second day of the DLD festival for more B2B meetings and networking on the final day of the tour before returning to their respective home countries.

Hungarian Industry 4.0 startups introduced themselves at the annual venture forum in Baden-Württemberg

On the 23rd of July, the delegation of Startup Campus visited the „Industry 4.0 – Startups meet Hidden Champions” investor event, organized by Venture Forum Neckar. We were happy to provide 4 innovative Hungarian startups the chance to convince about 120 visitors, among them mainly investors and decision makers of local SMEs, of their technologies.

Bechtle AG, Germany’s largest independent IT systems integrator and Europe’s leading IT e-commerce provider, was kindly providing space for the conference and exhibition. Representatives from the sponsors Bosch and Sigloch joint the event to discuss the startups’ technologies and explore investment opportunities.

Altogether, 23 startups presented their solutions in form of 8-minute pitches, 90 seconds pitches. The members of the Startup Campus delegation were: Aeriu, the drone-software company for inventory management in big warehouses. AXS Motion System producing wearable technologies for industrial use, combined with an ergonomic evaluation system. Pozi.Tech who digitalize production and supply chain logistics processes by automatic real-time localization of production-related objects, and SFI Engineering who provide modularized automation solutions for car manufactures.

Startup Campus will launch its Industry 4.0 portfolio in September 2018, with a detailed 1-year business development program ensuring conditions for entry to the market and providing support for collaborations with German companies from the industrial sector.

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Ungarische Industrie 4.0 Startups stellten ihre Technologien auf dem jährlichen Venture Forum in Baden-Württemberg vor.

Am 23. Juli besuchte die Delegation des Startup Campus die vom Venture Forum Neckar organisierte Investorenveranstaltung “Industry 4.0 – Startups meet Hidden Champions”. Wir gaben 4 innovativen ungarischen Startups die Chance, über 120 Besucher – darunter vor allem Investoren und Entscheidungsträger lokaler KMU – von ihren Technologien zu überzeugen.

Die Bechtle AG, Deutschlands größter unabhängiger IT-Systemintegrator und Europas führender E-Commerce-Anbieter, stellte freundlicherweise Raum für die Konferenz und die Ausstellung zur Verfügung. Vertreter der Sponsoren Bosch und Sigloch nahmen an der Veranstaltung teil, um die Technologien der Start-ups zu diskutieren und Investitionsmöglichkeiten zu erkunden.

Insgesamt präsentierten 23 Startups ihre Lösungen in Form von 8-Minuten-Pitches, 90-Sekunden-Pitches oder in der Ausstellungshalle. Die Mitglieder der Delegation des Startup Campus waren: Aeriu, das Drohnen-Software-Unternehmen für das Bestandsmanagement in großen Lagern. AXS Motion System produziert am Körper tragbare Technologien für den industriellen Einsatz, kombiniert mit einem ergonomischen Bewertungssystem. Pozi.Tech, die Produktions- und Lieferkettenlogistikprozesse durch automatische Echtzeitlokalisierung von Gütern digitalisieren, und SFI Engineering, die modulare Automatisierungslösungen für Automobilhersteller bereitstellen.

Startup Campus wird im September 2018 sein Industrie 4.0 Portfolio einführen. Ein detailliertes einjähriges Business-Development-Programm sichert die Voraussetzungen für den Marktzugang und unterstützt die Zusammenarbeit mit deutschen Unternehmen aus der Industrie 4.0.

 

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/

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 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.

Exciting fights, innovative ideas

Before  the  Get in the Ring! Budapest international startup competition, Enterprise Hungary organizes a startup competition in Győr, in the Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre, in collaboration with the István Széchenyi University on the 10th of November 2016.
8 teams can fight in the competition before a professional jury to get in the best 16 teams of Get in the Ring! Budapest!
The event is free for everybody. After the exciting fights viewers we will host a networking night.

Program:

16:45 – 17:00 – Registration

17:00 – 17:15 – Opening speech – Dr. Tibor Dőry, manager of Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre

17:15 – 18:00 – Quarter-final

18:00 – 18:15 – Quantum Leap speech

18:15 – 18:30 – Semi-final

18:30 – 18:45 – Final

18:45 – 19:00 – Announcement of results

 

Members of the jury:

  • Dr. Ottó Dóka, prorector of Széchenyi István University
  • Zoltán Kovács, head of EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator program
  • Dávid Maász, founder of Entrepreneurship Foundation Hungary
  • Zsolt Weiszbart, co-founder of Valley Connect és White-Summers
  • Imre Pintér-Péntek, president of Chamber of Commerce and Industri in GYMS region
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  • Wu Liming, Hungarian National Trading House.

Come to Get in the Ring! Fast Track Győr and be part of the exciting fight.

The event is free but registration is required.

Location: Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre

Date: 10th November 2016. | 17:00

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-in-the-ring-fast-track-gyor-2016-tickets-28496228988