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Startup Pirates is an entrepreneurial trial for aspiring entrepreneurs, creating a worldwide community of ultimate changemakers willing to share, learn and grow together.

Why join the navy... if you can be a Pirate?

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  • Info calendar

    February 1st to 8th, 2014

  • Info location

    Mathias Corvinus Collegium

  • Info languages

    Presentations and work in English.

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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Startup Pirates is not an event. It is a whole experience for life.

In this one-week program, our pirates dive in the startup world and have the opportunity and the tools to develop a business idea from scratch.

But if you think Startup Pirates is only about developing one idea, think again. This is a whole experience, the ultimate entrepreneurship trial, the entrance to a unique and exclusive worldwide community of change-makers and the boost you've been waiting for.

We gather the most promising aspiring entrepreneurs and fearless experienced guests to share and learn together in a combination of workshops, mentoring, inspirational moments and some wild surprises.

This is not the place to be taught, is the place to learn!

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

 

WHY JOIN?

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    The workshops

    Attend about 8 high quality workshops on what we call "the survival toolbox": business model, product development, pitch and more.

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    Mentoring

    Meet experienced entrepreneurs and innovators who will join us to support your team.

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    Networking

    Create connections with around 30 guests and 29 more pirates with the same flame and sense of adventure as you.

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    Prizes and perks

    Get the chance of winning valuable prizes that will help you thrive. Get access to our network of super cool perk partners.

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    Precious feedback

    You’ll have the opportunity to present your project to investors and business leaders. Their precious feedback will let you understand what these big cap’ns think of your project.

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    Pitch

    Get ready to pitch like a parrot. You’ll improve your pitch skills throughout the program.

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    Get one idea of the ground

    Even if you don’t have an idea, you’ll pass through the process of developing one. No one can ever take this knowledge and experience from you.

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    Have fun and get inspired

    You'll work hard but make no mistake, this is not just work. We promise you’ll have fun and get inspired all along the way.

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    Be part of the family

    Startup Pirates is not just a program, it is a family, a community. You’ll be a member of an exclusive and international network of fearless people who also happen to love to scream Arrr!

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    This is just the beginning

    This is just a springboard. Get yourself kick started!

Who are we looking for
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    1: Lonely buchaneers

    If you’re a solo sailor without an idea but eager to learn, you can join a team and help them develop an idea

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    2: Looking for a crew

    You have the idea but you’re looking for a team. There are pirates wanting to join you here...

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    3: One crew, one idea

    You already have the crew, you also have the idea, but you wish you could improve on that idea and accelerate it. You’re welcome!

AGENDA

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GUESTS

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Szabó Attila

Speaker

Pitch trainer

Former President of Budapest Toastmasters Club

Throughout our University years, we had plenty of business ideas together with my friends. We thought that each one of them can make us great businessmen. However, back then we had no one to ask for advice, for mentoring or for financial support. So we slowly gave up on our ideas and started off with becoming regular employees instead. It was heartbreaking to see later that others from someplace else, with more courage, started off and succeeded with what we dreamed earlier as well. This is why I consider startup supporting initiatives as great opportunities. With them, today everything is given so that one can create a successful entrepreneurship.

Szabó Attila

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Richárd Gellai

Speaker

Lecturer – Business Model

Co-founder of Megoldás.Most, community builder of BusinessMeetup.hu

After some years spent working on the business aspect of life-science R&D projects at Semmelweis University and running several small hobby projects I exported one to a food-industry incubator in Pennsylvania. Coming home I realized the need for such experience and with my former superior I started my own company to provide business development for early stage start-ups and troubled small businesses having knowledge intensive projects. My MSc in Engineering and Management made it possible for me to be a generalist for as long as I want. Up to this day I only do stuff I like - the ultimate answer to what I will be when I grow up. I love networking which prompted me to start the Business Meetup - an active community of 870 entrepreneurs - in Budapest.

Richárd Gellai

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Imre Hild

Speaker

Lecturer – Start-up Trends in Hungary

  • iCatapult - Founder, CEO
    US market access and business development for tech startups
  • OTP Life Annuity - founder, CEO
  • HILD Life Annuity -  founder
    Lehman Brothers - CMBS underwriter
  • Hungarian Venture Capital Assiciation - Global Entrepreneurship Ambassador
  • Seedcamp mentor, Lean Startup Machine - partner
  • NEXT / Experiential Learning Course by Steve Blank - facilitator

In the history of mankind it is today that is the best time to start a business.  For the first time your competence, willingness and will to create something can be leveraged way beyond the imagination of any other generation ahead of us.  The barriers to reach each other have disappeared, the tools to take advantage of this freedom have multiplied and the global markets which were the domains accessible for only the largest multinationals are now available for everyone.  It is the advent of the truly global markets and the global startup - time to learn how build your team into a truly global venture.

Imre Hild

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Fabio Carati

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Lecturer – Start-up Trends in Europe

  • EIT ICT Labs – Business Developer Manager
    • One of the five seeded accelerator lab in  the EU, located in Trento, Italy. Mostly concerned with IT and technology start-ups
  • Telecom Italia – Project Leader
    • Offers infrastructures and technological platforms, advanced telecommunications services and leading-edge ICT solutions
  • Business Accelerator, Coach
    • Coaching CEOs of innovative European companies in Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki, Eindhoven and Trento

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Gábor Dehelán

Speaker

Lecturer – Business Model

  • Strategical Business Developer & Online Strategy Consultant
    • As an enthusiastic members of the startup scene, He delivers his experiences and knowledges to its participant, to encourage them to realize their most hidden entrepreneurial secret(s)
  • thehub.hu – Founder & COO
    • Budapest's - today probably the - most dynamic and vibing community and coworking space
  • Design Ucca – Sales Partner
    • Giving a boost to the sales of design Ucca prodict's

Gábor Dehelán

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Péter Oszkó

Speaker

Lecturer – Finance & Investment

Péter Oszkó

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Levente Zsembery

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Lecturer – Finance & Investment

  • X-ventures Venture Fund Management Company - CEO
    • A company focusing on the backing of startups via venture capital investments
  • Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    • Member of the Board, Chairman of the Education Committee
  • Associate Professor at Corvinus University Budapest
  • UniCredit CAIB – Director (past)

Levente Zsembery

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Péter Kádas

Speaker

Speaker – Open Meetup

  • Economist, Medical Doctor, Tech Entrepreneur for 18 years
  • Startupdate.hu – Blogger
    • Golden Blog of the Year Award 2013, the leading blog in Hungary in Business Category
  • BrandVocat – Founder & CEO
    • A U.S. based social-commercial start-up, rowdsourced marketing in a whole new approach, utilizing social media.
  • Business and Industry Advisory Comittee for OECD - Member
  • LeanStartupMachine – Mentor

Péter Kádas

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Balázs Komár

Speaker

Speaker – Open Meetup

Social Geekologist @ IseeQ

You might remember those kids who were never at home, so were I. From my young ages, I was throwing parties/events quite often. These occasions taught me the basic laws of networking. Learning English and being nerd about computers were also key decisions from back at time.

Reading tech articles in all my spare time, I became highly interested in the so called geek subculture. Geek means to me someone who is really passionate about a certain topic so I would not limit the definition to a specific subculture. It feels like home whenever I’m with geeks. Connecting communities to each other, people to a job that fits them, became not only a job, but a lifestyle to me. The sparkling startup life made step further, and work on an own idea with a bunch of friends.

However, the first was not a big hit, I decided keep going on, founded another company in a rented room with a trainee. Using my social skills and wide network of talents, the first income came in the 2nd month after funding.

As a recruiter running a successful service based business with my co-founders, I do believe that it is really important to understand the unwritten laws of geeks, as the emerging tech solutions will define our future

Balázs Komár

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Péter Kovács

Speaker

Lecturer in Building startup teams

CEO and Co-Founder @ IseeQ

Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle, and the only way you can do it successfully is with the right people around you, who complement your skills. Regardless of their 'status' as employees, freelancers, sub-contractors or co-founders, that is your team that you need to build from scratch. You may know the first people to start it up with, that's great. But who will you hire in case you need to grow? Where will you find the potential people with the right experience? How will you convince them to join you? How will your decide who to choose?

In the last 8 years I have been chasing the answers to these questions as headhunter, in the last 5 years only for startups, for 3 years on an international level. I am here to share my experience with you. I promise it will not be boring :) Oh, and please check my LinkedIn profile if you are interested in more details about me.

Péter Kovács

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Dániel Vattay

Speaker

Lecturer in Product and Service Development

  • Co-Founder of CanWeHaveBoth
  • Former Product Manager at Prezi

As I started working after doing some freelance design for print and web I ended up designing games and UI. We worked on one of the first games scheduled for the first Nintendo DS. Touchscreen was something completely new and unfamiliar back then. We've started experimenting with different UI layouts to make it comfortable to play the games. The differences in experience were astonishing. That's when I realized I need to see how people react to our designs when they first see them. I was too involved. Since that I became more and more concentrated on learning from the user. I think a good product is one which solves an interesting problem in an appealing way. Over the years I've learned some approaches and techniques to learn effectively and about the though decisions that need to be made.

Dániel Vattay

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Marcell Veidner

Speaker

Lecturer in Business Development – Marketing & Sales

Head of Business development at Acquincum Technology Incubator.

Since 2007, he is the Managing Director of Bionity Investment Advisors, a consulting firm focusing on Life Sciences venture financing and strategic planning. He was instrumental in the deal structuring and fundraising of a dozen biotech and medtech start-ups in Central Europe. Prior to founding Bionity, he was Director/Central Europe with PCA Capital Advisors (Bad Homburg). Previously, he served as director of high-tech programs at the Hungarian Investment and Trade Development Agency. He is the Board Member of the Hungarian Biotechnology Association and member of the SME Platform of EuropaBio.

He holds Master in Biotech Management degree from IE Business School (Madrid).

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Balázs Kereskényi

Speaker

Lecturer in Product and Service Development

Product Manager at Ustream

Product manager who loves to say no - Ustream, by nature is a company that grows fast, and is able to change direction in a more rapid way than traditional businesses. My job is to emerge the chaos and keep the product line aligned, whilst turning the wheel towards new directions. Areas I'm responsible for: API, search, recommendations, the Ustream main page, content discovery.

Father, enthusiast of modern Hungarian cuisine.

Balázs Kereskényi

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Gergely Schmidt

Speaker

Lecturer in Product and Service Development

Member of the Product team at Ustream since 2011

Since then working on the Pro Broadcasting, Premium Membership and PPV. Basically every product which generates direct income.

Loves new technologies and ideas, reads Hacker News, loves riding bikes and skiing.

Gergely Schmidt

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Tivadar Limbacher

Mentor

Entrepreneur Talk

Co-founder at Ma este Színház  Kft.

During the university years, I thought a safe, secure and well paid job at a large multinational company is my dream position. So, after finishing the sociology and international relations majors in Budapest and getting a management degree in Bloomington, Indiana I started working with the European Commission in Brussels. Although I learned a lot here, I also found my true calling: I wanted to work on my own ideas instead of others'. Everybody thought I've lost my mind when I quit and returned to Budapest to found Ma este Színház! two years ago with my friend, Attila Szabadkai. Our company became a success story, selling more than 100 000 last minute tickets a year!

Tivadar Limbacher

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David Tacconi

Mentor

Entrepreneur Talk

  • Startupper & Entrepreneur
    • 10 years of experience as researcher, software developer and CTO in wireless industry, e-healthcare and pervasive computing
  • CoRehab – CEO & Co-Founder
    • CoRehab is a start-up that aims to create an innovative way to do physical therapy and rehabilitation; Winner of EIT ICT Award 2013
  • Futur3 – CTO (past)
    • Developing pioneer Wifi related products and services

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Shehryar Piracha

Mentor

Entrepreneur Talk

  • KuponVilág – CEO & Co-Founder
    • Launched in September 2010, KuponVilág is the largest daily-deal group-buying company in Hungary
  • Groupon Belgium – Founder & Managing Director (past)
    • Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices
  • INSEAD – Project Manager (past)
    • He led a team of 5 INSEAD MBAs that worked on the strategy for the Okuri Fund as part of their Private Equity elective

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David Trayford

Mentor

Pitching

Managing Director at Wow Media kft

David is owner of Wow Media Ltd, a specialist advisory company which brings the creativity of entertainment to the business world. He is Team Project coach at Singularity University in Mountain View, California; Speech coach for several TED and TedX speakers; Mentor for Seedcamp, Start-up Live and Pioneers’ Festival. He organises and hosts teambuilding events for multinational companies across Europe and has diplomas in Radio production, TV presenting and Voice Over. He started his working life in London in finance -banking and then derivatives broking- before taking early “retirement” to start a property company in Hungary. He has taken on several corporate advisory roles including CEO of an international trading company. He recently founded thehub.hu – Central Europe’s newest, best connected co-working space.

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PRIZES

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The top three Pirate Team of the Final Pitch will get the oppurtunity to enter the Microsoft BizSpark program, which (among other cool things) gives the following discounts to them:

  • 150 USD monthly Azure cloud computing framework for 3 years;
  • Free technical consultation in Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Azure application development,
  • Free softwares for 8 developers

As a Startup Pirates participant you’ll have access to a network of Global Perk partners. So, you can enjoy a list of advantages that may be very useful to keep you going with your idea after the program. Take a look!

ORGANIZERS

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Zoltán Kovács-Osváth

In my childhood my favourite toy was the Lego. In my shady memories I can still remember the joy I felt when I managed to assemble a unique creation of my mind. As I imagine this is the same glorious feeling when your idea comes true in the form of a start-up. You have to work hard to achieve your goals, of course. And succeed or fail, you can feel yourself the king of the world. Because you can truly be yourself and do what you want to. Just like a Pirate…

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Janka Deli

As an ars poetica, I would say, I am as restless as a rolling stone. On my way to trying to reach the inaccessible perfectionism, my aim is to develop myself by learning, thinking, creating, experiencing and through human relations. The reason why I joined the Startup Pirates organisation is that giving people the opportunity to realise their ideas, their goals is one of the most noble and salutary thing we can do in life. Being part of a process like this not only means hard-working but provides you with all of the benefits which you cannot gain any other way!

Janka Deli

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Gergő Huszár

What do you need to be able to create things which are a joy for you and broadly appreciated by others? I believe there are three essential criteria to that. The first one is freedom; of your thoughts, acts and words. There is no entrepreneur who could do his best without it. The second is honesty. You are the one who is selling, not your product. And the third is critical thinking; continuously trying to see the little things in the world that could and should be improved. This is the way of thinking that made me join the crew. If it is close to yours, you should have no doubt your place is here.

Gergő Huszár

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Dániel Zagyva

During my study I have worked and studied with a huge number of talented and creative people. I realized how many ideas are being wasted or simply disappearing because of the lack of knowledge how to implement them. In order to make your dreams come true, you should test and improve your skills in entrepreneurship as soon as possible and experience the spirit of the Pirates!

Dániel Zagyva

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Judit Minda

Always do your best, because what you plant now, you will harvest later. All of us want to excel in something, and be part of something special. Why do not start it now? I joined the Pirates to get inspired in a creative environment and learn from those, who have already achieved their goals in life. Join us and get ready for a lifelong experience!

Judit Minda

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Benjamin Babicz

Have you ever crossed your mind the scarring thought that you will work For someone during your all life? Doing something you are told to. Don’t you want to build something up on your own and be the leader of your life?! Here is the unique chance. Don’t miss it! Join us, become a Pirate!

Benjamin Babicz

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Kriszti Katona

One day, I’d like to become a real pirate. Not clinging to rules, not hiding behind constrains of what cannot be done. Sailing past colorful countries, heading towards open sea: taking chances and live it up. Bon voyage, peers, see you in Budapest!

Kriszti Katona

PARTNERS

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http://innovacio.hu/

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http://kockazatitoke.blog.hu/

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Thank you all!

Thank YOU for being part of Startup Pirates Budapest 2014, it couldn’t happen without you:

- motivated and hard-working participants;
- always ready to help speakers, mentors, trainers and jury;
- sponsors with wide range of support.

Let’s do it again next year!!

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Welcome aboard Pirates!

We are happy to announce the launch of Startup Pirates @ Budapest.

After weeks waiting and after receiving lots of emails and feedback we are now prepared to have our first event in Hungary. We are excited to help spread an entrepreneurship culture in Hungary. You will have access to experienced mentors and talented entrepreneurs, you’ll receive the right tools and frameworks and we’ll guide you in the first steps of the process of creating a startup.

Join us in February 1 to 8, 2014.

Be brave, be crazy, be a Pirate!

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