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.