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Budapest Bank Start-Up Competition

Present your project in front of top level executives, investors and VCs
Meet with your potential partners and team members
Earn media coverage in leading newspapers and magazines (reporters and tech journalists will be attending)
Pitch on the Stage in front of internationally well-known investors

The Budapest Bank Startup Competition is co-organized with InVendor Investment and Innovation Ltd.



Eligible startups:

Have less than €150 000 of investment
Address either consumer or business users
Looking for investors, media exposure, mentorship

The competition timeline:

Marc 18, 2013: Competition Opens
21th April, 2013: Application deadline
24th April, 2013 Finalists notified
2nd May, 2013: Startup Competition

We are going to select 6 applications for the final. The selection will be made by Viktor Gerő (Conor Fund), József Kerekes (Budapest Bank), Balázs Szabó (InVendor)

We are looking for teams with scalable business or project. Applicants must provide basic information on the problem they are solving and the customer need they are addressing including their business model and revenue plans.

Applying is free, the 6 finalists will present on stage. The finalists will have a 10 minutes presentation of the business/project in front of the jury consisting investors and successful serial entrepreneurs. Participants can enter the competition without a registered company. Web 2.0 Symposium-Barcamp Budapest Conference and the winner will receive media advertising packages provided by Origo and Sanoma, exclusive mentoring session with Gil Penchina and two tickets to the Pioneers Festival.

Submissions are only accepted in English. The language of the Startup contest and presentations is English. Participation at the conference is also free for the top six competitors.


The members of the judge panel

Gil Penchina (Ex-CEO Wikia, Ex-VP eBay, investor)
Karoly Szigeti (Central Fund),
Gyula Fehér (Ustream),
Tim Röhrich (Pioneers Festival)
Márton Szőke (investor)

The Prizes

The First Prize:

Advertisement package worth HUF 2 000 000 (list price) offered by Origo Zrt. within their portfolio.

Advertisement package worth HUF 2 000 000 (list price) offered by Sanoma Media Zrt. within their portfolio.

1 Year of Ustream Pro membership
at a $6000 value" The prize is offered by Ustream.


For the winner of the Startup Competition Gil Penchina offered an EXCLUSIVE 1on1 mentoring session (1hour). The mentoring will be held after the award ceremony in the evening of 2nd May 2013.

Exclusive one-on-one mentoring programme. The programme includes three 90 minutes sessions with Mark Rado, the director of Concorde Corporate Finance. Mark is a business valuation specialist with 15 years experince in M&A transaction, general corporate finance and strategic advisory fields.The prize is offered by Concorde Corporate Finance.


2 Startup Tickets to the Pioneers Festival (30th & 31st of October, Vienna) for the Winner Team.

Advertisement package worth HUF 100 000 (list price) offered by ETARGET Hungary within their network including re-targeting campaigns. The prize is offered by ETARGET.


Nexus 7 tablet. The prize is offered by Google Hungary.


One PR communication project (writing and distributing a press release, making a unique press-list, media monitoring) worth 250 000 HUF offered by SAKKOM Interaktív online marketing and pr agency.


There will be more prizes to be announced until April. If you wish to sponsor the Startup Competition, please contact the organisers at rita.molnar{at}ap{dot}hu.


The Sponsors