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Startup café

As usual, SMART will host startups in a separate hall. The people behind success-oriented businesses and ambitious ideas will represent themselves while also looking for connection points to facilitate a platform that aids the startup scene and its members. If you’re looking for the most interesting faces of the domestic and international startup scene, look no further!

Moderator: Donát Pájer (Hiventures)


STARTUP KNOW-HOW: how to train your startup!

9:30 - 9:45: Design thinking: battle against complexity

Álmos Sárközi E., product strategist (Supercharge)

9:45 - 10:00: From an idea to a successful product: effective tools for immense growth

Márk Tolmács, offering manager (IBM Watson Media)

10:00 - 10:15: Metrics for product stickiness

Sebastian Cachia, director of product (Prezi)

10:15 - 10:30: Community Development

Felipe Milan, community development manager (Twilio)

10:30 - 10:45: Lessons learned: Publishdrive

Kinga Jentetics, CEO and co-founder (PublishDrive)

10:45- 11:00: B2B Startup sales from €0 to €1m in just a few years

András Nemes, co-founder, head of sales (Antavo)

11:00 - 11:45: Startup support environment in Hungary and around the region - panel discussion


11:45 - 12:55: Lunch break / NKFIH Lounge


self-organization and community in hungary 1.

12:55 - 13:10: How to be a national startup organisation? - Lessons from Startup Poland

Julia K Szopa, president of the board (Startup Poland)

13:10- 13:55: Building startup communities - panel discussion


13:55 - 14:55: SMART-Up Challenge - Pitch Slam

Expert panel:


self-organization and community in hungary 2.

14:55 - 15:40: CEE Accelerator Programs - panel discussion

15:40 - 16:00: New perspectives in the domestic innovation ecosystem

Bence Katona, deputy CEO (Hiventures)

16:00 - 16:45: Fundraising in CEE - panel discussion

  • Miklós Kovács, partner (iEurope Capital)

  • Gábor Kiss, befektetési igazgató (Bonitás Befektetési Alapkezelő Zrt.)

  • Dénes Szluha, befektetési igazgató (Hiventures)

  • Bálint Orosz, founder (A3 Ventures)

  • Gábor Vicze, partner, CEO (Innomine Group)

  • Moderator: Eszter Elemér, president (HVCA)