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Do you have an idea that can change the world?
We can help you bring it to life!

Work with corporate partners, expand your business
and strenghten ties in the region.
If you are from the V4 countries

until 24th of August!

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 organisations. Two people of the selected startups join a 10-day training and mentoring programme of Design Terminal in Budapest & a mobility and networking tour in the V4 countries.

Why Choose Us

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.

Scholarship

Design Terminal provides scholarship during the development programme and during the mobility and networking tour, without taking equity!

Accommodation & Travel costs

Design Terminal covers all travel costs and provides accommodation during the development programme and during the mobility and networking tour.

Workshops & mentoring

GWe offer a 10-day long programme in a coworking space with diverse, international mentors and workshops. Your startup will be guided by your own personal mentor.

Network & community

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

Technological assistance

You will have access to Cloud service and a test environment is also provided for the programmers.

Who we are looking for?

  • Your team has the business and tech knowledge
  • Your startup is based in the V4 region and one of the founders has Czech, Hungarian, Polish or Slovakian nationality
  • At least two people are willing to spend 10 days in Budapest and 8 more days in the V4 countries
  • You already have a client and are able to work on a pilot project
  • Your product or service can have an added value for corporate partners
  • Your product or service is future-proof
  • Your business is scalable
  • Your startup has a real impact on society
  • Timing is everything

    • 30 JULY
      APPLICATION OPENS
    • 24 AUGUST
      APPLICATION ENDS
    • 25-28 AUGUST
      SELECTION PROCESS
    • 29 August
      VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THE SELECTED STARTUPS
    • 1 SEPTEMBER
      SELECTION ENDS, NOTIFYING THE SELECTED TEAMS
    • 1 OCT – 9 OCTOBER
      MENTORING PROGRAMME IN BUDAPEST
    • 10 OCT – 19 OCTOBER
      MOBILITY AND NETWORKING TOUR IN V4 COUNTRIES

    Great mentors with superpower

    PÉTER VIDOS
    Founder, Product Genie

    GÁBOR DÓSA
    senior executive, Mars Nordics

    DÁNIEL VATTAY
    mentor trainer, Green Fox Academy

    OLIVÉR SZILLER
    Founder, MyConcept

    PÉTER LUKÁCS
    CEO, Nostromo.io

    ATTILA NEMES
    Talent Program lead, KIBU

    About Design Terminal

    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.

    20

    Partnership countries

    100

    International mentors

    160

    Incubated startups


    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.

    We are already working together with

    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 programme

    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.

    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.

    0100 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 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 v4suf@designterminal.org.