Design Terminal has been involved in business talent management since 2014. Our mission is to build bridges between startups and market leaders. As a regional, non-profit organisation we incubate social impact startups. 1/3 of the applicants for our mentoring program 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 program
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.
MIT Enterprise Forum CEE
The MIT Enterprise Forum CEE program is a part of the global MIT Enterprise Forum network, which has branches throughout the United States, Greece, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, Pakistan and the Pan Arab region. By now, Poland has been the only country in Central and Eastern Europe where acceleration of start-ups under the MIT Enterprise Forum brand is carried out.
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 program. The travel cost and the accomodation is covered during the mentoring program and the mobility and networking tour, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.