Bence Katona of Hiventures | Enterprise Hungary

Startup Campus V4 Global Tour stops in Berlin

April 16, 2018

The Startup Campus V4 Global Tour reached its second destination, the German capital, this April as participating startups attended and exhibited at the Startup Camp Berlin 2018 tech event, attended a business breakfast with Ambassadors of the V4 and introduced themselves at the Hungarian Embassy in Berlin to the representatives of the German economy.

The main objective of the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour is to boost the discoverability of the Visegrád Group (V4) regional startup ecosystem, specifically highlighting the economic and innovation potential of the V4 countries – Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The tour across ten cities and venues worldwide aims to promote this region, with special focus on the V4 countries.

According to a statement by Enterprise Hungary, the main organizer of the Tour, Hungary was represented at Startup Camp Berlin 2018 by an automated, self-developed influencer marketer system - Post for Rent - influencing marketer, Trustchain Systems - automated international trade insurance solution, Ordit - unique corporate meal management solution, and Kinepict - X-ray angiography imaging solution.

As Bence Katona, Deputy CEO of Hiventures stated in Berlin, his company has made more than 100 investments worth HUF 6.7 billion over the last year, "making it the dominant state venture capital fund of the region. In the foreseeable future, the most important task is to promote the internationalization of the fund, while building up a network of partners that can help our next investment round and offer joint ventures with international partners. In this process, it is essential to support initiatives such as the Startup Campus V4 Global Tour. The Berlin event also demonstrated, that Hungarian and regional startups are already on the global market and there is a demand for their solutions and services. Based on Berlin's investor and partner meetings, it can be stated, that Berlin and the German innovation ecosystem is the next best step for companies to enter the global market, which can greatly be helped by initiatives such as the Startup Campus program." said Katona.

In addition to the four Hungarian startups, the new flatsharing app Naash, from the Czech Republic, Medvocation, a universal solution addresing healthcare recruiters and employers around the world from Poland and Voltia from Slovakia, which statup offers electric vans for city logistics also introduced themselves.

The next stop of the global tour program will be the USA East Coast (Boston, Connecticut and New York City), areas of innovative healthcare businesses. During that one-week tour, startups will visit Harvard and MIT's innovation department, participate in one of New York's prominent tech conferences, TechDay NYC, tailored business meetings, and several pitching and networking events for validation opportunities in the USA.


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