Design Terminal has been involved in business talent management since 2014. As a regional, non-profit organisation we incubate social impact startups. 1/3 of the applicants for our mentoring programme are from abroad.
The European Commission recognised our efforts by the European Enterprise Promotion Award (EEPA) in 2014, and in 2016 we obtained the award for the best Hungarian accelerator, as part of the Central European Startup Awards.
Contacting the best startups and organising the meetings locally
We explore and select
the best startups together
Ensuring the continuous professional supervision of the programme
is an international donor organization established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia—to promote regional cooperation in the V4 region as well as between the region and other countries, especially those in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. The Fund does so by awarding grants, scholarships and artist residencies. The Fund’s annual budget is €8 million and it consists of equal contributions of the V4 governments.
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP
is a leading startup ecosystem player in Poland and an operator of major acceleration programs in Poland and Europe such as MIT Enterprise Forum Poland program which is focused on supporting early stage technology startups in developing and fine-tuning their business model; affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through MIT Technology Review.
is an international co-working space for early stage startups, aspiring entrepreneurs and students based in Mlynska dolina, Bratislava. Since opening its doors, they have welcomed members from 14 different countries, making its environment truly international and diverse.
is a navigation company for innovators. From day 1 they provide their entrepreneurs with 4 crucial things to make them fly - financial investment, specialised mentoring, personal development and important skills.
Frequently asked questions
Any startup registered in a V4 country (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia), with a founder with a citizenship of one of the four countries.
Nothing. If your startup is selected, it’s completely FREE to attend at the programme. The travel cost and the accomodation is covered during the mentoring programme and the mobility and networking tour, and Design Terminal provides scholarship, which is more than just pizza money.
We expect full dedication for the programme, which means that two members of your startup have to travel to Budapest and participate in the 10-day long mentoring programme, and then spend 8 more days at a mobility and networking tour to the other V4 countries.
The whole programme will be in English.
We are happy to help out with any questions! Just drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.