The Connect East Incubator
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About

We are Central European based experienced entrepreneurs looking to support and invest in the most passionate startuppers, women & innovative SMEs. Our mission is to help 1+3 months incubation in the heart of Europe and the leader startup Centre: London, Silicon Valley, Tel-aviv

The Connect East Incubator mission is to find the most innovative early stage Teams in the CEE region, and connect them to the global market. Experts and mentors of the incubator already educate the Hungarian entrepreneur ecosystem, but transformed the projects ready for the market only now.

Tamas Turcsan, Founder

The Connect East Story

Experts with international experiences, and mentors are available, who are helping the Hungarian startups right now. We have the needed professional and university contacts for a successful program, and the building of international ones is in progress. The Hungarian innovation sector is open for the new initiatives and has been waiting for an initiative like this.

Bridging the gap of women entrepreneurs and talents and bring them to European level are the biggest motivations of The Connect East Incubator. Notwithstanding improvement of the European platform and complementarity of the existing IHH network is important as well, that is reachable via development of talents and support of women entrepreneurs with encouragement to use the European innovations of IIH network.

 

Crowdfunding - 85%

Investment - 85%

Business model - 90%

Partnerships - 90%

Mentoring - 95%

The History of the Connect East at a Glance

  • 2008

    SUU / Demo08 event

    We are one of the founders of SUU (Startup Underground) / Demo08 events in Hungary.


  • 2012

    Mobile Weekend event

    We have organized the first Mobile Weekend conference in Budapest.


  • 2013

    First Hackathon-in-the-Box event

    We have organized more than 21 Hackathon event in Hungary and in the CEE region too.


  • 2013

    We launched our 1st CEE Women Startup Competition

    Organized by GF Social Media, this startup competition could be the biggest one yet in Hungary, featuring women startuppers from the CEE / SEE region. In the last event we communicated the event in two tiers: first we will organize an online competition for the most popular and influential startuppers in the area, then the winners of this poll asked to be the online jury for the main startup competition.


  • 2014

    The Connect East Incubator launched

    We finally launch our incubator to support, help and invest the most passionate startuppers, women enterpreneurs and innovative SMEs.

The Core Team Behind the Connect East Incubator

Team

Attila Kusz

CEO
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Tamas Turcsán

Founder, COO
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Tamás Müller

coFounder, CMO
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László Gulyás

CTO
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Krisztina Jónás

Project Manager

The Mentor Team of the Connect East Incubator

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Nimrod Cohen

Mentor, Serial entrepreneur and investor in the web and mobile industries. Izrael
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Andras Kristof

Mentor, Entrepreneur, optimist. CEO @ Tembusu Systems, Singapore
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Hrish Lotlikar

Mentor, Venture capital, investment banking, management consulting. Managing Partner of EastLabs, US
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Renee Moore

Mentor, International Entrepreneur
Creator, Business Beyond Borders. Germany

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Byant Hayward

Mentor, Venture Capital. Managing Partner- Co- Founder Northwest Quadrant Ventures. US
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Jakob Gajšek

Mentor, Co-Founder & Head of Venture Relations ABC Accelerator, Slovenia
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Paul Dowling

Mentor, Angel, Founder of Dreamstake on-line accelerator, investor, UK
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Vaclav Vincalek

Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur in Information Technology, Big Data and Social Media, Canada

services

Services

The services will be provided via the incubator’s management and its contracted external partners.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

offices, meeting rooms, training facilities, communication room for business communication

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Event Places

Event Places

Meetups, Keynotes, Pitches always same places.

Try Yourself
Legal

Legal

intellectual property, patents, general legal advice.

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Business services

Business services

Help to get a first or more traction.

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Growth Hacking

Growth Hacking

Growing from zero to worldwide size.

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Financial advices

Financial advices

Termsheet, business model, due diligences.

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contact

Contact

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Registration

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Partners

Szerződött partnereink:

 

Igor Ovcharenko Seedstars World Svájc, Genf
Szalay Péter IBM Magyarország
Homer Xu Invest Shenzhen Shenzhen, Kína
Nimrod Cohen Plus Ventures Izrael, Tel Aviv
Bihari Béla IT Plus cluster Románia, Erdély
Daniel Kirilly Camtech Szingapúr // Cambridge
Vaclav Vincalek Urban Ventures Network Inc Kanada, Vancouver
Agustion Moro Wayra (Telefónica) Open Future Spanyolország, Barcelona
Alfredo Coppola US Mac USA, Kalifornia
Aiming Kubasi HITC (Hungarian Innovation and Technology Center) Kína, Hong Kong
Vicze Gábor Innomine Group Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság Magyarország – USA / Budapest – Silicon Valley
Agustion Moro OpenAxel Accelerator Belgium, Brüsszel
Shuren Sun Startup Incubator and Collaboration Association Kína, Peking
Luka Planinc ABC Accelerator Szlovénia, Ljubjana
Vicze Gábor Innomine Magyarország, Budapest
Rishi Metha Startup expert India, Új-Delhi
Tihana Marelja ZIP Horvátország, Zágráb
Tinatin Gholazde Young Entrepreneurs Association Grúzia, Tibiliszi
Böszörményi-Nagy Gergely Design Terminál Magyarország, Budapest
Fadi Swidan Nazareth Accelerator Izrael, Názáret
Kamal Hassan Innovation 360 DMCC Dubai, UAE
Szigeti Attila Pechuth Inkubátor Magyarország, Pécs
Leiting Li Chongqing High-tech Incubation Centre Kína, Csungking
Patrick Cahill Queen Mary University of London – qLegal Egyesült Királyság, London