Fueling the growth of the Hungarian startup ecosystem
We unite and accelerate the local startup scene through curated content, research, and serendipitous events that foster entrepreneurship and cultivate a thriving community.
We unite and accelerate the local startup scene through curated content, research, and serendipitious events that foster entrepreneurship and cultivate a thriving community.
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WHAT WE DO
Boosting the network
Uniting, growing and promoting the local startup community through quality events, research, and building access to international networks.
Cultivating the scene
Educating startups, investors, accelerators and other ecosystem players. Spreading international standards, know-how, and best practices.
Shaping a better environment
Advising policymakers to remove any barriers and further improve the supportive environment for high growth potential technology startups.
Learn more about us

Founder board

Our founder board consists of the most accomplished scale-up and post-exit entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that building globally successful companies from Hungary is achievable. Their unique leadership and commitment sets this initiative apart and guarantees that Startup Hungary remains unwaveringly committed to its core mission.

Attila Kecsmár

Antavo

Balázs Scheidler

Axoflow (ex-Balabit)

Balázs Vinnai

IVSZ, ex-IND

Barnabás Birmacher

Bitrise

Barnabás Debreczeni

Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai

Bence Jendruszák

SEON

Bálint Orosz

Craft Docs

Csaba Zajdó

Optimonk, Innonic

Dorka Horváth

BOOKR Kids

Dániel Balla

Bitrise

Dániel Veres

Turbine

Dávid Lakatos

Formlabs

Ernő Duda

SOLVO

Eszter Ozsvald

Notch

Gyula Fehér

Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)

György Szilágyi

Tresorit

Gábor Szánto

Amazon (ex-Superpowered)

István Csanády

Shapr3D

Jared Schrieber

Angel, Unicorn Founder

János Mátyás

Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)

Kristóf Szalay

Turbine

Krisztián Berecz

TestGorilla (ex-SEON)

Márton Sereg

Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)

Márton Szőke

Angel (ex-Indextools)

Máté Wohlmuth

Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)

Péter Balogh

STRT (ex-NNG)

Péter Csillag

HunBAN (ex-Starschema)

Péter Halácsy

Budapest School, Prezi

Péter Langmár

STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)

Péter Árvai

Prezi

Szabolcs Nagy

Turbine

Szabolcs Szakacsits

Tuxera

Tamás Kádár

SEON

Veronika Pistyur

Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest

Viktor Benei

Bitrise

Zoltán Györkő

Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)

Zoltán Kovács

Sapience

Zoltán Prekopcsák

Prezi (ex-Radoop)

Zsolt Kocsmárszky

Hotjar (ex-PingPong)

Zsuzsa Kecsmár

Antavo

Ákos Deliága

Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)

Viktor Benei

Bitrise

CTO & Co-Founder at Bitrise

Máté Wohlmuth

Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)

Angel, prev. Founder at CodingSans (acq. by McKinsey Digital)

Bálint Orosz

Craft Docs

Founder at Craft Docs, prev. Co-Founder at Distinction (acq. by Skyscanner)

Péter Langmár

STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)

VC at STRT, prev. Co-Founder at Green Fox Academy (exit)

Gyula Fehér

Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)

Partner at Oktogon Ventures, prev. Co-Founder at Ustream (acq. by IBM)

Balázs Scheidler

Axoflow (ex-Balabit)

Co-Founder & CEO at Axoflow, prev. Co-Founder at Balabit (acq. by One Identity)

Ernő Duda

SOLVO

Founder & CEO at SOLVO Biotechnologies

Szabolcs Nagy

Turbine

CEO & Co-Founder at Turbine

Márton Szőke

Angel (ex-Indextools)

Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur (prev. Co-Founder at Indextools acq. by Yahoo)

Attila Kecsmár

Antavo

CEO & Co-Founder at Antavo (Seedcamp alumni)

Eszter Ozsvald

Notch

Co-Founder and CTO at Notch

Barnabás Birmacher

Bitrise

CEO & Co-Founder at Bitrise

Dorka Horváth

BOOKR Kids

CEO & Co-Founder at BOOKR Kids

Márton Sereg

Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)

Partner at Cloudbreak VC - prev. Banzai Cloud (acq. by Cisco) & SequenceIQ (acq. by Hortonworks)

Zoltán Kovács

Sapience

Co-founder and MD at Sapience Inc, early-stage investor at Sapience Venture Fund

Veronika Pistyur

Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest

Partner at Oktogon Ventures, Co-Founder at Bridge Budapest

Balázs Vinnai

IVSZ, ex-IND

Angel & Serial Entrepreneur prev. Co-Founder at IND (acq. by Mysis)

Péter Balogh

STRT (ex-NNG)

CEO at STRT, prev. Founder & CEO at NNG

Zsuzsa Kecsmár

Antavo

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder at Antavo (Seedcamp alumni)

György Szilágyi

Tresorit

CPO & Co-Founder at Tresorit (acq. by Swiss Post)

Csaba Zajdó

Optimonk, Innonic

Co-Founder at Optimonk, prev. Shoprenter (exit)

Ákos Deliága

Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)

Co-Founder and CEO at Talk-A-Bot

Gábor Szánto

Amazon (ex-Superpowered)

Engineering Specialist at Amazon, prev. CTO & Co-Founder at Superpowered (acq. by Splice)

Zoltán Prekopcsák

Prezi (ex-Radoop)

VP of Data at Prezi prev. Co-Founder at Radoop (acq. by Rapid Miner)

Dániel Veres

Turbine

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Turbine

Dávid Lakatos

Formlabs

CPO at Formlabs, prev. Co-Founder at Sold (acq. by Dropbox)

Zsolt Kocsmárszky

Hotjar (ex-PingPong)

Director of Product at Hotjar, prev Founder at PingPong (acq. by Hotjar)

Zoltán Györkő

Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)

Founder & CEO at Balabit (acq. by One Identity)

Dániel Balla

Bitrise

CSO & Co-Founder at Bitrise

Péter Halácsy

Budapest School, Prezi

Founder at Budapest School, Co-Founder and prev. CTO at Prezi

István Csanády

Shapr3D

CEO & Founder at Shapr3D

Barnabás Debreczeni

Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai

Angel, VC, Blockchain Entrepreneur - Exited Mr. Coin

Jared Schrieber

Angel, Unicorn Founder

Silicon Valley unicorn founder turned Hungarian super angel

Bence Jendruszák

SEON

COO & Co-Founder at SEON

Péter Árvai

Prezi

Executive Chair and Co-Founder at Prezi

Péter Csillag

HunBAN (ex-Starschema)

President at HunBAN, Angel, prev. Co-Founder at Starschema (acq. HCL Technologies)

Krisztián Berecz

TestGorilla (ex-SEON)

VP of Sales at TestGorilla (prev. VP of Sales at SEON)

Tamás Kádár

SEON

CEO & Co-Founder at SEON

Szabolcs Szakacsits

Tuxera

Founder and CEO at Tuxera

Kristóf Szalay

Turbine

CTO & Co-Founder at Turbine

János Mátyás

Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)

Partner at Cloudbreak VC - prev. Banzai Cloud (acq. by Cisco) & SequenceIQ (acq. by Hortonworks)

Péter Balogh
STRT (ex-NNG)
János Mátyás
Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)
Bence Jendruszák
SEON
Attila Kecsmár
Antavo
Balázs Scheidler
Axoflow (ex-Balabit)
Gyula Fehér
Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)
Máté Wohlmuth
Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)
Szabolcs Nagy
Turbine
Veronika Pistyur
Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest
Zsolt Kocsmárszky
Hotjar (ex-PingPong)
Kristóf Szalay
Turbine
Dániel Veres
Turbine
Dávid Lakatos
Formlabs
Tamás Kádár
SEON
Zoltán Kovács
Sapience
Krisztián Berecz
TestGorilla (ex-SEON)
Balázs Vinnai
IVSZ, ex-IND
Ákos Deliága
Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)
Márton Szőke
Angel (ex-Indextools)
Csaba Zajdó
Optimonk, Innonic
Jared Schrieber
Angel, Unicorn Founder
Gábor Szánto
Amazon (ex-Superpowered)
Zsuzsa Kecsmár
Antavo
Viktor Benei
Bitrise
István Csanády
Shapr3D
Eszter Ozsvald
Notch
Péter Langmár
STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)
Szabolcs Szakacsits
Tuxera
Péter Halácsy
Budapest School, Prezi
György Szilágyi
Tresorit
Bálint Orosz
Craft Docs
Márton Sereg
Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)
Zoltán Prekopcsák
Prezi (ex-Radoop)
Barnabás Birmacher
Bitrise
Dániel Balla
Bitrise
Barnabás Debreczeni
Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai
Péter Csillag
HunBAN (ex-Starschema)
Péter Árvai
Prezi
Zoltán Györkő
Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)
Ernő Duda
SOLVO
Dorka Horváth
BOOKR Kids
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what our founders say
Zoltán Györkő
Founder & CEO at Balabit
"The Hungarian startup ecosystem is now rich yet unstructured. Lessons from past failures can foster future triumphs, which makes the transparency and opportunities provided by Startup Hungary crucial."
György Szilágyi
Co-Founder at Tresorit
"Hungary’s startup scene has always been close to my heart. We received tremendous help from more mature scaleups while building Tresorit; and now we are passing it on by helping the emerging ventures. Excited to continue this activity with Startup Hungary."
founding partners
Our founding partner tier showcases the three organisations who have supported us since the very beginning. As founding partners, they receive lifelong perks and, in addition to their financial contributions, they appoint members to our board, actively shaping our organization's direction.
key strategic partner
Our Key Strategic Partners provide crucial financial support, empowering us to accelerate our impact. In addition, they appoint an observer to our board, fostering collaboration and ensuring alignment of vision. Together, we share a common goal and actively collaborate on various activities to drive our mission forward.
strategic partner
Strategic Partners actively contribute through meaningful financial support, enabling us to create impactful initiatives.
We engage in joint activities and collaborate closely on matters of shared interest, forging a strong partnership.
what our partners say
Balázs Vinnai
Chairman at IVSZ
"Mature Hungarian startups could yield an extra €2.5-5B, boosting local spending by €0.6-1.3B. In collaboration with Startup Hungary, we're exploring this untapped local potential."
Enis Hulli
General Partner at 500EE
“I wish there were organizations like Startup Hungary throughout the region. It’s really one of a kind!”
Pál Bíró
Country Manager at Google
"Startups are solving the world’s biggest challenges with innovation and determination. Helping them is something that Google deeply cares about, so we are proud to be a founding partner of Startup Hungary."
László Jónás
CEO at Design Terminal
"Startup Hungary, the first to unite the entire Hungarian startup ecosystem, has earned trust by succeeding where others failed."
supporters
Our Supporters play a vital role in sustaining the operation of our organization.
We deeply appreciate their financial contribution and support, which enables us to fulfill our mission effectively.
professional partners
Our Professional Partners play a critical role by providing essential services and valuable resources to support Startup Hungary.
Their assistance is indispensable to carry out our daily operations effectively.
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pAST events
Meetup Night with Martin Villig
15th of April, 2024 @CREATE26
Martin Villig, co-founder of Bolt, delivered a powerful message: greatness is within everyone’s reach. Starting as just two brothers with a vision, they built Bolt into a global leader, encouraging every entrepreneur to keep striving and never settle. Stay hungry and keep pushing forward, just like the Villig brothers!
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First Monday with Vit Horky
8th of April, 2024 @CREATE26
At Startup Hungary, we maintain a strong connection with Czech Founders and other regional organizations, consulting regularly on community-building best practices. Recognizing the need for a more interconnected CEE ecosystem, we found it compelling to offer a Czech & CEE perspective to the Hungarian community.
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Growth Hacking Workshop
4th OF April, 2024 @CREATE26
Emis workshop armed participants with practical tools to cultivate a testing-centric mindset, streamline spending on paid media, and seamlessly embed these practices into their teams.
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