Singularity University to hold first Summit Europe in Budapest

Singularity University to hold first Summit Europe in Budapest

Singularity University, the program which convenes executives to develop solutions for global challenges, will be holding its first ever Summit Europe this year in Budapest from November 15-16, as the founding director of the Summit, Botond Bognar tells us.

2013 is the year that Singularity University will expand its presence abroad. On November 15, SU will launch the Summit Europe - bringing together thought leaders and high octane doers in various technology fields. SU will convene thought leaders and breakthrough companies to explore exponential technologies and their impact on generating further advances.Read more »

Meet the startups showcased at the Hungarian Innovation TechShow

Meet the startups showcased at the Hungarian Innovation TechShow

The Hungarian Innovation TechShow is Hungary’s top-tier exhibition of ICT innovation, showcasing the latest and most promising digital products and services. Exhibitors present their projects through live interactive demos, and pitch them on the main stage.

The Hungarian Innovation TechShow (HITS) that took place on June 11 this year, is Hungary’s top-tier exhibition of ICT innovation, each year showcasing the country’s latest and most promising digital products and services to an audience of professionals, investors, representatives of the media, and the general public. Established in 2009 and organized annually by the Hungarian Mobility and Multimedia Cluster, HITS’s main objective has been to provide an engaging, content-rich occasion for seeing what’s cooking in Hungary’s hi-tech community, and for interacting with the cream of the Hungarian digital industry and geek scene.Read more »

Bridge Budapest: fellowships at Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud

Bridge Budapest: fellowships at Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud

The founders of Hungarian startups Prezi, Ustream, LogMeIn, and Seagate Technologies joined together to establish Bridge Budapest, a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire and motivate young people to dream, and to make their dreams come true.

Bridge Budapest is a non-profit association of Hungarian entrepreneurs who created globally used products and rapidly scaling businesses. It offers a fully financed fellowship program for Hungarian university students (graduate and post-graduate) and journalists to gain practical experience from companies like Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter. They also invite students and journalists from all around the world to do fellowships at Logmein, Prezi or Ustream.Read more »

The hitchhiker's guide to the Budapest startup ecosystem

The hitchhiker's guide to the Budapest startup ecosystem

Along the Danube River lies one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Budapest. Besides a good number of World Heritage Sites, Budapest is one of the most attractive metropolitan cities in Europe, and it also has a young, blossoming startup scene.

In the past years, a few successful Hungarian companies, such as Ustream, Prezi, and LogMeIn managed to build exceptional products and enter the global markets. These startups are a big inspiration to a lot of people, and they’ve had a significant impact on the startup culture emerging in Hungary. The startup scene is just awakening and the ecosystem in Budapest has only started its growth. As it grows, it fosters new ideas and ways of doing business, and it makes it easier for aspiring young talent to get enthusiastic about starting a business.Read more »

The Hungarian startup ecosystem in 2012: a year in review

The Hungarian startup ecosystem in 2012: a year in review

It’s that time of the year again, when everyone is looking back to assess, what made the headlines during the year. Silicon Goulash is joining in on the spirit, and we are giving you a brief review of what has happened in the Hungarian startup ecosystem in 2012.

The global trends were shaping the Hungarian startup ecosystem in 2012. Domestic investment activity heated up, local startups were taking part in and receiving investment from international seed programmes, Hungarian companies were going abroad to reach global markets. As The Telegraph notes, the technology industry has never been more important than it is today. This tendency was felt by the Hungarian entrepreneurial ecosystem as well.Read more »


 
 
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