Program

Nov. 30

Startup Mentoring

Preparations for Reverse Pitch + Get in the Ring competitions with corporate specialists & partners

10:00 - 17:00
Morning mentoring I 10:00 - 13:00

Lunch I 13:00 - 14:00

Corporate Mentoring I 14:00 - 17:00

Startup & Innovation Awards of Hungary

(Invitation only)

18:30 - 21:00
Hiventures

Registration I 18:30 - 19:00

Welcome Speech I 19:00 - 19:15
  • Kornél Kisgergely (CEO of Hiventures)
Keynote Speech I 19:15 - 19:30
  • YJ Fischer (Head of International Business Development - Hyperloop One)
Startup Campus Budapest - The top tech startup co-working and scale-up hub in the CEE region I 19:30 - 19:45
  • Professor Dr. József Pálinkás (President of National Research, Development & Innovation Office)
Startup & Innovation Awards of Hungary I 19:45 - 21:00
  • Awards ceremony
Networking I 21:00 - until we run out of drinks


Dec. 1

Hungarian Development Bank Morning

Overview of regional startup ecosystem & panel discussions

9:00 - 11:00

Registration I 8:30 - 9:00

Opening keynote - Hungarian Development Bank´s financing approach I 9:00 - 9:30
  • Tamás Bernáth (CEO & President of MFB)
Startup ecosystem overview I 9:30 - 9:45
  • Kornel Kisgergely (CEO of Hiventures)
GWS Hub: Growth factors for startups in Visegrad 4 Region I 9:45 -10:00
  • Péter Balázsik (Founder & Managing Director of GWS Hub)
V4 VC Panel I 10:00 - 11:00
  • Trends & role of EU funds

V4 Economic Ministers & Google policy discussions

Panel discussion in a boxing ring


Péter Szijjártó
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Hungary

Nicklas Lundblad
Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations for EMEA

11:00 - 12:00
V4Connect
Google
Poland minister
Czech Republic minister
Slovakia minister

Networking Lunch

Buffet Lunch for participants

12:00 - 13:00

VIP Lunch

VIP lunch for V4 ministers, Google delegation, corporate sponsors

12:00 - 13:00

Google Digital Workshop

Overview of Google tools for startups

13:00 - 14:30
Google

Google Developers Launchpad

By application only

13:00 - 16:30

Coffee Networking

14:30 - 17:00

V4 Part One



Dec. 1
Deadline: Nov. 26th
16:30 - 20:00

Reverse Pitch Battles

1 boxing ring, 5 corporate reverse pitch battles,
10 startups, 5 winners

Hyperloopone
Hyperloopone
GE
Hyperloopone
Hyperloopone
MOL Group

Registration I 16:30 - 17:00

Introduction I 17:00 - 17:10
  • Sebastian Tamas (Director of Innovations - Hungarian National Trading House)
Opening keynote - Hyperloop One I 17:10 - 17:30
  • YJ Fischer (Head of Business Development)
5 corporate reverse pitches I 17:30 - 20:00
  • Instead of just startups pitching, multinational corporations pitch their observations, mission & needs to a boxing ring of two startups that pitch back their solutions to those needs. The jury gives its feedback and the corporation either accepts their suggestions or overrides them to choose the winner and award in-kind prizes.
  • VIBER needs: Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, Payment Systems, E-commerce (Atanas Raykov)
  • GE needs: Health Tech, Smart City, Productivity Monitoring, Condition Monitoring, Industry 4 (Joerg Bauer)
  • NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS needs: Payment Systems, Blockchain, Telecommunications, CRM Systems, (Marton Litkei)
  • INVITECH needs: Industrial Sensors (IoT), CRM Systems, Payment Systems, Industry 4.0, Condition Monitoring (Balazs Horvath)
  • MOL needs: Space Tech, Parcel Delivery/Distribution, Retail Services, Mobility, Loyalty Marketing
Open Bar & Free Food


Hosted by Sebastian Tamas, CAIA

Ringmaster Referee: Keith Wallace


Free Drinks & Free Food & Networking


20:00 - 22:00

Get in the Ring Finals

1 boxing ring, 3 battles, 1 winner

Hyperloopone

Startup Darwinism means that it is not just inventions that are products, but the inventors themselves. Rhetoric is the boxing glove of innovation. Two startups battle each other in 40 sec rounds to pitch their Story, Team, Vision, Solutions, Business Model and Free Style hits. A renowned jury scrutinizes their performance and selects the winners. Winners could win up to 800,000 EUR prize investment from Hiventures.

Opening keynote I 20:00 - 20:10

3 startup pitch battles with 4 startups I 20:10 - 22:00
  • 3 contestants already qualified during Bratislava, Prague & Warsaw selection competitions
Open Bar & Free Food


Hosted by Sebastian Tamas, CAIA

Ringmaster Referee: Keith Wallace



After party

...Let's Dance!

22:00 - sunrise

Visegrad in the Ring