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 Prekopcsák

Prezi (ex-Radoop)

Zsolt Kocsmárszky

Hotjar (ex-PingPong)

Zsuzsa Kecsmár

Antavo

Ákos Deliága

Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)

Gábor Szánto

Amazon (ex-Superpowered)

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

Balázs Scheidler

Axoflow (ex-Balabit)

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

Péter Csillag

HunBAN (ex-Starschema)

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

Máté Wohlmuth

Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)

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

Zoltán Györkő

Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)

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

Ákos Deliága

Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)

Co-Founder and CEO at Talk-A-Bot

Márton Sereg

Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)

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

Krisztián Berecz

TestGorilla (ex-SEON)

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

Szabolcs Nagy

Turbine

CEO & Co-Founder at Turbine

Péter Árvai

Prezi

Executive Chair and Co-Founder at Prezi

Szabolcs Szakacsits

Tuxera

Founder and CEO at Tuxera

Viktor Benei

Bitrise

CTO & Co-Founder at Bitrise

Péter Halácsy

Budapest School, Prezi

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

Attila Kecsmár

Antavo

CEO & Co-Founder at Antavo (Seedcamp alumni)

Dávid Lakatos

Formlabs

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

Dorka Horváth

BOOKR Kids

CEO & Co-Founder at BOOKR Kids

Dániel Veres

Turbine

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Turbine

Barnabás Birmacher

Bitrise

CEO & Co-Founder at Bitrise

György Szilágyi

Tresorit

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

Eszter Ozsvald

Notch

Co-Founder and CTO at Notch

István Csanády

Shapr3D

CEO & Founder at Shapr3D

Barnabás Debreczeni

Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai

Angel, VC, Blockchain Entrepreneur - Exited Mr. Coin

Péter Balogh

STRT (ex-NNG)

CEO at STRT, prev. Founder & CEO at NNG

Ernő Duda

SOLVO

Founder & CEO at SOLVO Biotechnologies

Péter Langmár

STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)

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

Zoltán Prekopcsák

Prezi (ex-Radoop)

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

János Mátyás

Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)

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

Kristóf Szalay

Turbine

CTO & Co-Founder at Turbine

Zsolt Kocsmárszky

Hotjar (ex-PingPong)

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

Dániel Balla

Bitrise

CSO & Co-Founder at Bitrise

Tamás Kádár

SEON

CEO & Co-Founder at SEON

Balázs Vinnai

IVSZ, ex-IND

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

Bence Jendruszák

SEON

COO & Co-Founder at SEON

Márton Szőke

Angel (ex-Indextools)

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

Gyula Fehér

Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)

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

Bálint Orosz

Craft Docs

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

Zsuzsa Kecsmár

Antavo

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

Veronika Pistyur

Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest

Partner at Oktogon Ventures, Co-Founder at Bridge Budapest

Jared Schrieber

Angel, Unicorn Founder

Silicon Valley unicorn founder turned Hungarian super angel

Csaba Zajdó

Optimonk, Innonic

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

Zoltán Györkő
Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)
Ernő Duda
SOLVO
Balázs Scheidler
Axoflow (ex-Balabit)
Péter Árvai
Prezi
Gábor Szánto
Amazon (ex-Superpowered)
Ákos Deliága
Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)
Bálint Orosz
Craft Docs
Márton Szőke
Angel (ex-Indextools)
Márton Sereg
Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)
Csaba Zajdó
Optimonk, Innonic
Zsuzsa Kecsmár
Antavo
Dávid Lakatos
Formlabs
Máté Wohlmuth
Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)
Dorka Horváth
BOOKR Kids
Veronika Pistyur
Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest
Péter Csillag
HunBAN (ex-Starschema)
Barnabás Debreczeni
Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai
Szabolcs Szakacsits
Tuxera
Krisztián Berecz
TestGorilla (ex-SEON)
Tamás Kádár
SEON
Jared Schrieber
Angel, Unicorn Founder
István Csanády
Shapr3D
Zoltán Prekopcsák
Prezi (ex-Radoop)
Dániel Balla
Bitrise
Péter Langmár
STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)
Szabolcs Nagy
Turbine
Gyula Fehér
Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)
Barnabás Birmacher
Bitrise
Eszter Ozsvald
Notch
Zsolt Kocsmárszky
Hotjar (ex-PingPong)
Péter Balogh
STRT (ex-NNG)
János Mátyás
Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)
Viktor Benei
Bitrise
Balázs Vinnai
IVSZ, ex-IND
György Szilágyi
Tresorit
Kristóf Szalay
Turbine
Dániel Veres
Turbine
Bence Jendruszák
SEON
Péter Halácsy
Budapest School, Prezi
Attila Kecsmár
Antavo
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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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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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Pitch Deck Workshop with Sam Eisenberg
20th OF February, 2024 @CREATE26
Massive thanks to Sam for bringing his A-game and helping our participants tweak their decks to perfection. And to all who joined - we can't wait to see what you do next!
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