• Hungarian Startup Report 2021


    Download our most recent startup report. The report is an integral part of our goal to quantify the local startup ecosystem, its challenges and its growth opportunities, and to create year-over-year benchmarks to follow trends and progress in the region.


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  • For More & Better Startups

    Startup Hungary is an independent, entrepreneur-led organization launched to supercharge the startup community
    and to support the birth and development of more high growth potential tech companies in Hungary.

    It is founded by proven entrepreneurs and supported by key players of the startup ecosystem,
    who share a belief in Hungary's potential as a regional hub and want to join forces to fuel its growth.

  • What Do 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.

  • Founders

    We believe that the startup community has to be led by entrepreneurs.
    The founders of Startup Hungary are some of the most established entrepreneurs who proved that it is possible to build globally successful enterprises from Hungary. Their leadership makes this initiative unique and powerful and guarantees that Startup Hungary will always be focused on its core mission.

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Balazs Vinnai

    Balazs Vinnai

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

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Balint Orosz

    Balint Orosz

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

    Startup Hungary co-founder, David Lakatos

    David Lakatos

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

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Dorka Horvath

    Dorka Horvath

    CEO & Co-Founder at BOOKR Kids

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Eszter Ozsvald

    Eszter Ozsvald

    Co-Founder and CTO at Notch

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Gyula Feher

    Gyula Feher

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

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Peter Arvai

    Peter Arvai

    Executive Chair and
    Co-Founder at Prezi

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Peter Balogh

    Peter Balogh

    Co-CEO at Baconsult, previously Founder & CEO at NNG

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Peter Halacsy

    Peter Halacsy

    Founder at Budapest School, previously Co-Founder and CTO at Prezi

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Veronika Pistyur

    Veronika Pistyur

    Partner at Oktogon Ventures, Co-Founder at Bridge Budapest

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Zoltan Gyorko

    Zoltan Gyorko

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

    Startup Hungary co-founder, Zoltan Prekopcsak

    Zoltan Prekopcsak

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

  • Join the Hungarian Startup Community!

    Sign up for email updates and our monthly newsletter to receive curated news of the ecosystem, access to invite-only events, exclusive opportunities, and sweet perks!

  • Founding Partners

    Key players of the ecosystem have joined forces to provide the necessary resources to establish Startup Hungary. The founding partners delegate members to the board and they will continue to support the mission of the organization.

    Startup Hungary founding partner, Design Terminal
    Startup Hungary founding partner, Google
    Startup Hungary founding partner, IVSZ
  • Partners

    Our work growing the local ecosystem is supported by a group of amazing organizations who share our belief in Hungary’s potential as a leading innovation hub.


    Strategic Partner


    Venue Partner

  • Get in touch with us

    Do you want to support our mission? Are you interested in partnering with us? Or you just want to say hi?
    Drop us a line and we'll get back to you shortly!

    Terms & Conditions
    I.	General information
    1.	The website that is the subject of the present GTC (hereafter referred to as: Website) can be found at:
    2.	The operator of the Website:
    Name: Startup Hungary Foundation
    Registered seat: 16 Wesselényi St., H-1077 Budapest, Hungary
    Registration number: soon to be published
    Tax ID number: soon to be published
    Court of registry: Budapest-Capital Regional Court (Hungary)
    3.	The Service Provider:
    The operator of the Website.
    4.	User:
    The private person, legal entity, economic company without legal entity or other person or organisation that enters the Webpage and – if available – registers thereto, uses the service provided on the Website and uses the functions of the Website.
    II.	General terms of use
    1.	By visiting the Website and using any of the functions available thereon, the User accepts the terms of use set out herein. 
    2. 	Any and all visual, written or other content found on the Website, as well as the structuring and layout thereof, moreover the trademarks, logos, characters, service marks, as well as any and all intellectual property displayed on the Website is protected by copyright, trademark law and other intellectual property legislation, which are the exclusive property of the Service Provider.
    3.	The User is entitled to browse the Website, and to make private usage excerpts of its contents by way of printing or saving to hard drive. This entitlement is subject to the condition that User leaves the copyright and other legal proprietary notices intact, and that User leaves Startup Hungary Foundation displayed on the excerpts as legal proprietor thereof. The contents of the Website may not be used in any way, means or form that exceeds the fair use criteria set out in Act LXXVI of 1999 on copyright, and User shall comply with the regulations of the copyright act at all times when browsing or using the Website. 
    4.	Any excerpts or copies of any part of the Website are prohibited from being sold or used for commercial purposes, said excerpts or copies may not be modified, and may not be used or adapted in any other works, publications or websites.
    5.	Under no circumstances may contents of the Website be construed or interpreted in such a way that would mean the granting of a licence or a permission of use to anyone regarding the trademarks or copyright protected works displayed on the Website. User is expressly prohibited from (unlawfully) using the trademarks displayed on the Website or on any of the contents available on the Website, with exceptions set out in the present terms and conditions. We inform the Users moreover, that Startup Hungary Foundation shall enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest possible extent of the law.
    6.	Any communication or material of a non-personal nature that are forwarded to the Website by the User by electronic mail or other means – including any data, inquiries, comments or recommendations or otherwise – do not constitute confidential information or information under legal protection, and shall be construed by Startup Hungary Foundation as such. Any information or data forwarded to the Website or uploaded as a comment thereto constitutes the property of Startup Hungary Foundation, who shall be entitled to use them for any purpose – including, but not limited to reproduction, transfer, forwarding, transmission, dissemination to the public and publication. Startup Hungary Foundation shall moreover be entitled to use the communicated thoughts, works, inventions, developments, ideas or concepts for any purpose (including product development, production and marketing). The party communicating the used information shall not be entitled to any remuneration. By forwarding said information, the communicating party warrants that they are the sole rights holder over the communicated material/content, that these materials/contents do not serve to offend, and that the usage thereof by Startup Hungary Foundation does not infringe upon any third party rights or legal regulations. Startup Hungary Foundation shall be under no obligation to use the information communicated by use of the Website. 
    III.	Correctness, completeness, and actuality of data
    1.	Startup Hungary Foundation makes every reasonable effort to ensure the correctness, completeness and actuality of the data found on the Website, but accepts no liability for any damage whatsoever that may occur due to or be attributable to any incorrect, incomplete or out of date information or data. User may refer to the data and material on the Website at their own risk. User accepts that the following of any changes occurring to the materials, data, and information on the Website shall be their responsibility.
    2.	The information, data and conditions displayed on the Website serve exclusively as general information, Startup Hungary Foundation accepts no liability for any damage or expense whatsoever that may occur due to or be attributable to these being incorrect or incomplete. Startup Hungary Foundation shall not be liable for any damages, losses or expenses that result from the use of the Website, the unavailability of the Website, the malfunction or service disruption thereof, nor from any unauthorised alterations of the data thereon, nor from any lateness of information being forwarded, from computer viruses, line- or system failures or any other similar reasons.
    3.	The information on the Website regarding professional courses, classes and programs are also of a merely informational nature, including the participation fees and participation conditions, if applicable. The information regarding the participation fees and participation conditions professional courses, classes and programs are not exhaustive, the organiser is to be consulted regarding the above. 
    IV.	Automatically collected data
    When visiting the website, one or more cookies – small files containing a string of characters – may be sent to the User’s computer, by which their browser may be uniquely identified. These cookies are only sent by the system to the User’s computer upon visiting certain sub-pages, thus, these only contain the time and occurrence of the visit having taken place, with the Website storing no further information in them. Third party providers, including Google, use these cookies to store whether the User had already visited the advertisers’ websites, and use these to display advertisements on the websites of the partners of external providers – including Google.
    2.	Cookies and their use are governed by a separate Cookie Policy, which is available on the Website.
    V.	Protection of Personal Data
    1.	Visiting the Webpage is not tied to any registration and does not entail the User handing over any personal data. However, it is possible to contact the Service Provider via the Website, thus, should any personal data come into the possession of Startup Hungary Foundation, the data processors shall process those in accordance with the regulations of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, hereafter as: GDPR), and with Act CXII of 2011 on the right to information self-determination and the freedom on information, and with the regulations of the Privacy Policy of the Company, governing the data processing of the Company regarding their online platform, which may be found on the Website under http://www.startuphungary.io?open=privacy-policy.
    2.	Startup Hungary Foundation shall process any data forwarded to them via the internet with the same level of care as if they were forwarded to them via any other means. 
    VI.	Warranty and limitation of liability
    1.	User shall use the Website at their own, sole risk. 
    2.	The present Website is provided by Startup Hungary Foundation “As Is” and “As Available”, accordingly, Startup Hungary Foundation accepts no warranty – be it express, implied, based on legislation or otherwise (e. g. warranties on marketability, quality or suitability for a given purpose) – for the completeness, correctness, reliability, up-to-date nature, legal compliance of the Website, for any disruptions in availability, for any faults, errors or viruses, nor for the correctness or reliability of any advice or opinions stated on the Website. Startup Hungary Foundation expressly waives any responsibility or connection for any such warranties or remarks.
    3.	Startup Hungary Foundation reserves the right to restrict, suspend or deny access to the present Website or any part or function thereof at any time of their choosing without any prior notice being provided.
    4.	Startup Hungary Foundation and/or any third parties involved in the design, production or the making available of the present Website expressly reject any liability to the fullest possible extent allowed by applicable law regarding any direct, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages, expenses, losses or obligations that may emerge in connection to the access to the Website or any other websites visited by way of a link found on the Website, or from the usage or the unavailability thereof, or from any changes to their contents, nor for any actions having been taken or not taken per any electronic mail sent by the User to Startup Hungary Foundation.
    5.	Startup Hungary Foundation and/or any third parties involved in the design, production or the making available of the present Website are under no obligation to uphold or to maintain the material and services provided on the website, nor to conduct any fixes, actualisation or updates thereon. Contents on the Website are subject to change without prior notice.
    6.	Startup Hungary Foundation accepts no liability for any damages or losses that may emerge in relation to usage of or access to the Website, nor from any material being downloaded from the Website resulting in the User’s computer or any other persons’ property being infected by any computer viruses. Users shall download any and all material from the Website at their own sole risk.
    7.	User shall, to the fullest extent afforded by applicable legislation, waive the right to assert any claim towards Startup Hungary Foundation and their officers, directors, employees, subcontractors or programmers based on any usage of, or access to the Website.
    VII.	Miscellaneous and closing provisions
    1.	User is prohibited from engaging in any behaviour held unilaterally by Startup Hungary Foundation to be improper, and/or any behaviour that is considered illegal or prohibited by any applicable laws..
    2.	Startup Hungary Foundation is entitled to unilaterally amend the present legal notice at any time, in any way, of which they shall not be required to notify the Users in advance. Any such amendments shall enter into force upon having been published on the Website. 
    3.	By visiting the Website, Users accept the present GTC as legally binding towards their person. 
    4.	Should any provision of the present GTC become void, this provision shall not affect any other provisions of the GTC. 
    5.	The present GTC shall enter into force upon having been published on the Website.
    Budapest, 30th of June 2020.