The Second Entrepreneurship Summit: What It Takes to Be a Smart Entrepreneur

  • Thursday, 26 September, 2013


The American Chamber of Commerce, the US Embassy, the Budapest Business School, the CEU Business School and the Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
cordially invite you to

The Second Entrepreneurship Summit:
What It Takes to Be a Smart Entrepreneur

The event will be held in English./A rendezvény nyelve angol, tolmácsolás nélkül.  

Agenda

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:05

Welcome Notes by dr. Éva Sándor-Kriszt, Rector, Budapest Business School

09:05-09:15

Opening Remarks by László CzirjákCo-Founder and Partner, iEurope Group; Chair, AmCham Governance and Transparency Committee

09:15-09:25

Opening Remarks by André Goodfriend, Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy 

09:25-09:45

Keynote Speech: Being an entrepreneur - Personal story on who and what helped
by Robin Chase, founder and CEO, Buzzcar

9:45-10:05

First Case Study: The Story of a successful entrepreneur by Balázs Fejes, SVP, Global Head of Financial Services Business Unit,  EPAM

10:05-11:00

First Roundtable: How to make it smarter?

Moderator:
  • László Czirják, Co-Founder and Partner, iEurope Group; Chair, AmCham Governance and Transparency Committee
Panelists:
  • Kevin J. Aspegren, Chair, Simonyi BEDC Board of Advisors; Partner, Chastain Holdings, LLC
  • Balázs Fejes, SVP, Global Head of Financial Services Business Unit,  EPAM
Focus areas: Starting and scaling the business; business incubation; crowd funding - US examples; angel investing; mentoring

11:00-11:20

Coffee Break

11:20-11:40

Keynote Speech: Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneurby William Benkő, President, AmCham Hungary

11:40-12:35

Second Roundtable: Women in entrepreneurship

Moderator:
Panelists:
  • Maria Pechorina, Project Manager, International M&A, Alumna of CEU BUS and CEU Gender Studies
Focus: Successful women role models in entrepreneurship; the unique competitive advantages and challenges they all share; a comparison between developed and developing market economies

12:35-13:35  

Lunch Break

13:35-13:55

Second Case Study: From the classroom to the real world by István Lám, Founder & CEO, Tresorit

13:55-14:50

Third Roundtable: Implications for the Ecosystem

Moderator:
  • János Vecsenyi, Professor, Budapest Corvinus University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Panelists:
  • Kevin J. Aspegren, Chair, Simonyi BEDC Board of Advisors; Partner, Chastain Holdings, LLC
  • László Bacsa, Director, Technology and Knowledge Transfer Office, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Gábor Baranyai, Business Angel, Managing Director, QualyPlan
Focus: Technology / knowledge (transfer); Entrepreneurial mindset (capitalizing technology); Funding (seed stage – prototype, patent); Incubation – managing the process

14:50-15:00

Wrap-up roundtable by the moderators and closing remarks

Registration details:
Please register at summit@amcham.hu. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Once the event is fully booked USTREAM will stream the event live at Room M14 (groundfloor).
The event is sponsored by iEurope Capital, Weil Global Law Firm and Ustream.

In case of questions please contact us at: summit@amcham.hu

Event information

Thursday, 26 September, 2013
Registration: 08:30 - 09:00
Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Budapest Business School (BGF), Budapest 1055, Markó utca 29-31.

There is no participation fee for Members and Non-members.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

Once the event is fully booked USTREAM will stream the event live at Room M14 (groundfloor).

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