ABOUT STARTUP HUNGARY
ABOUT US
our story
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.
Startup Hungary in numbers
39
Founder Board Members
Highly accomplished founders who have achieved remarkable success in scaling up their ventures and navigating successful exits.
5000+
Ecosystem players
Through our events and content we reach 5K+ people in the startup scene, including founders, investors, operators and enthusiasts.
50+
Events annually
We host 50+ events per year, including First Monday series, workshops, founder dinners, and collaborations, offering valuable networking and diverse experiences.

Founder Board

Since Startup Hungary’s inception in 2020 with the 12 original founders, the Hungarian startup ecosystem has developed significantly. With the invaluable assistance of our founders, we feel that we have also contributed somewhat to this growth, by inspiring and supporting the next generation of founders. It’s a great testament to the growth of the community that at our 3rd birthday, as the startup scene flourishes with numerous post-exit founders, we proudly extend our founder board to encompass a remarkable 40 founders.
János Mátyás
Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)
Zsuzsa Kecsmár
Antavo
Máté Wohlmuth
Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)
Bálint Orosz
Craft Docs
Bence Jendruszák
SEON
Csaba Zajdó
Optimonk, Innonic
Attila Kecsmár
Antavo
Márton Sereg
Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)
Barnabás Debreczeni
Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai
Krisztián Berecz
TestGorilla (ex-SEON)
Tamás Kádár
SEON
Veronika Pistyur
Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest
Zsolt Kocsmárszky
Hotjar (ex-PingPong)
Jared Schrieber
Angel, Unicorn Founder
Péter Csillag
HunBAN (ex-Starschema)
Viktor Benei
Bitrise
István Csanády
Shapr3D
Kristóf Szalay
Turbine
Barnabás Birmacher
Bitrise
Márton Szőke
Angel (ex-Indextools)
Péter Halácsy
Budapest School, Prezi
Péter Árvai
Prezi
Szabolcs Szakacsits
Tuxera
Eszter Ozsvald
Notch
Gábor Szánto
Amazon (ex-Superpowered)
Balázs Scheidler
Axoflow (ex-Balabit)
Dániel Balla
Bitrise
Gyula Fehér
Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)
Zoltán Györkő
Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)
György Szilágyi
Tresorit
Dávid Lakatos
Formlabs
Dorka Horváth
BOOKR Kids
Ákos Deliága
Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)
Péter Balogh
STRT (ex-NNG)
Ernő Duda
SOLVO
Dániel Veres
Turbine
Balázs Vinnai
IVSZ, ex-IND
Péter Langmár
STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)
Szabolcs Nagy
Turbine
Zoltán Prekopcsák
Prezi (ex-Radoop)

Kristóf Szalay

Turbine

Péter Balogh

STRT (ex-NNG)

Bálint Orosz

Craft Docs

Attila Kecsmár

Antavo

Péter Langmár

STRT (ex-Green Fox Academy)

Zoltán Prekopcsák

Prezi (ex-Radoop)

Tamás Kádár

SEON

Zsolt Kocsmárszky

Hotjar (ex-PingPong)

Csaba Zajdó

Optimonk, Innonic

Gábor Szánto

Amazon (ex-Superpowered)

Zsuzsa Kecsmár

Antavo

Gyula Fehér

Oktogon Ventures (ex-Ustream)

Dániel Balla

Bitrise

Balázs Vinnai

IVSZ, ex-IND

Dorka Horváth

BOOKR Kids

Péter Árvai

Prezi

Barnabás Birmacher

Bitrise

Márton Szőke

Angel (ex-Indextools)

Szabolcs Szakacsits

Tuxera

Krisztián Berecz

TestGorilla (ex-SEON)

Viktor Benei

Bitrise

Péter Csillag

HunBAN (ex-Starschema)

Márton Sereg

Cloudbreak VC, (ex-Banzai Cloud)

György Szilágyi

Tresorit

Péter Halácsy

Budapest School, Prezi

Szabolcs Nagy

Turbine

Bence Jendruszák

SEON

Dániel Veres

Turbine

Ákos Deliága

Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)

Veronika Pistyur

Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest

Dávid Lakatos

Formlabs

Máté Wohlmuth

Angel, (ex-Coding Sans)

Zoltán Györkő

Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)

Ernő Duda

SOLVO

Balázs Scheidler

Axoflow (ex-Balabit)

István Csanády

Shapr3D

Jared Schrieber

Angel, Unicorn Founder

Barnabás Debreczeni

Ex-Mr.Coin, Shinrai

Eszter Ozsvald

Notch

János Mátyás

Cloudbreak (ex Banzai Cloud, SequenceIQ)

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."
Board
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.
Observer
Gergely Hodicska
CraftHub
Observer
Enis Hulli
500 Emerging Europe
Observer
Bálint Orosz
Craft Docs
Observer
László Jónás
Design Terminal
Observer
Pál Bíró
Google
Observer
Zoltán Györkő
Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)
Observer
György Szilágyi
Tresorit
Observer
Veronika Pistyur
Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest
Observer
Zoltán Prekopcsák
Prezi (ex-Radoop)
Observer
Levente Juhász
Google
Observer
Ákos Deliága
Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)
Observer
Péter Halácsy
Budapest School, Prezi
Observer

Zoltán Györkő

Startup Hungary, Angel, (ex-Balabit)

Observer

Zoltán Prekopcsák

Prezi (ex-Radoop)

Observer

Veronika Pistyur

Oktogon Ventures, Bridge Budapest

Observer

Levente Juhász

Google

Observer

Péter Halácsy

Budapest School, Prezi

Observer

Enis Hulli

500 Emerging Europe

Observer

Gergely Hodicska

CraftHub

Observer

Pál Bíró

Google

Observer

László Jónás

Design Terminal

Observer

György Szilágyi

Tresorit

Observer

Ákos Deliága

Talk-A-Bot (IVSZ)

Observer

Bálint Orosz

Craft Docs

operative team
Introducing the small team behind Startup Hungary with relentless passion and dedication to creating a thriving community, uniting the local startup scene through top-quality events, and building incredible long-term partnerships in the region.

Kitti Timár

Account Executive

Kitti Timár

Account Executive

Tímea Bárocz

Operations Manager

Tímea Bárocz

Operations Manager

Csongor Biás

Managing Director

Csongor Biás

Managing Director

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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