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Meet your future partners and be part of a beyond border change!

Learn the local business tricks, strengthen your ties
in the region and scale up your startup internationally.
If you're from the V4 countries: seize the opportunity!

Meet potential business partners from V4 region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia) and gain access to the global market. Dare to change and bring solutions that have a real impact on society. One startup from each of the V4 countries will be selected by Design Terminal and its local partner organizations. Two people of the selected startups join a 7-day long training and mentoring program by Design Terminal in Budapest & a 10-day long mobility and networking tour in the V4 countries.

Why choose us

Network & community

You will have access to Design Terminal’s Alumni and you can also get connections to professional partners and other similar startups.

Accommodation & travel costs

Design Terminal covers all travel costs and provides accommodation during the training program and the mobility and networking tour.

Scholarship

Design Terminal provides scholarship for participating in the training program and the mobility and networking tour, without taking equity!

Workshops

Design Terminal offers a 7-day long training in Budapest with diverse, international mentors and workshops. Also, in each semester one local partner provides a tailored workshop and mentoring session with local experts and business leaders who will guide your startup and help in the further progress.

Business meetings

During the mobility and networking tour your startup will have at least 3 business meetings (12 altogether) per V4 country, organised locally by Design Terminal and the local partners.

Who we are looking for?

  • The startup is based in the V4 region and one of the founders has Czech, Hungarian, Polish or Slovakian nationality
  • The product or service can have an added value for corporate partners
  • Two members (at least one founder) are willing to spend 7 days in Budapest and 10 more days in the V4 countries
  • Startup has a real impact on society
  • The team has the business and tech knowledge
  • The startup has already an MVP and ready to work with clients
  • The product or service is future-proof
  • Their business is scalable
  • Timing is everything

    • 12 August- 25 September
      Application
    • 25 - 30 September
      Selection
    • 30 September- 4 October
      Video interview with the selected startups
    • 7 October
      End of selection, notifying the selected startups
    • 4- 20 November
      Program

    About Design Terminal

    Design Terminal is the leading innovation agency in Hungary. Its mission is to nurture business talent and develop the regional entrepreneurial as well as the innovation ecosystem. Design Terminal builds bridges between startups and corporations, connecting the two different business environments. They bring talented startups together with innovative companies to create value for society.

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    The European Commission recognized 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.

    Business partners

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    Our partners

    PARTNER
    ORGANIZATIONS

    Contacting the best startups and organising the meetings locally

    We explore and select
    the best startups together

    DESIGN
    TERMINAL

    Ensuring the continuous professional supervision of the program

    VISEGRAD FUND

    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.

    REAKTOR WARSAW

    is an extraordinary place and an unique community for all kinds of startupers from wannabe to successful one. If you are a tech disruptor you can find easily your species here! OpenReaktor, monthly event, aims to facilitate networking, knowledge and experience-sharing and integration of Warsaw’s startup scene in an informal atmosphere, with pizza and beer to accompany the discussions. We also conduct the pre-acceleration program called ReaktorX where we take startups from idea stage to first funding. We help corporates establish and maintain successful relationships with startups to get even more innovative.

    CAMPUS

    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.

    UP21

    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 program. The travel cost and the accomodation is covered during the mentoring program and the mobility and networking tour(in case you accept the options offered by Design Terminal), and Design Terminal provides scholarship, which is more than just pizza money.

    We expect full dedication for the program, which means that two members of your startup (including the founder/CEO) have to travel to Budapest and participate in the 7-day long training session, and then spend 10 more days at a networking tour to the other V4 countries.

    The whole program will be in English.

    We are happy to help out with any questions! Just drop us a message at v4suf@designterminal.org.