The Third Entrepreneurship Summit: What is Success? - Discover Your Own Way!

  • Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

Why do only some entrepreneurs succeed?

  • What are you born with?
  • What can you learn from school, from success, from failure?
  • What can you acquire?

99% of the population is working for and implementing the ideas of entrepreneurs, but how do we explore the 1%, the entrepreneurship in ourselves? There are various ways to recognize the demand and needs for other people, which we may satisfy by presenting a better solution, but are we brave and persistent enough to march the long way from an idea to implementation and from failures to success? Can we become entrepreneurs from school or do we need work experience as the guild apprentices to explore our abilities?

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


08:30-09:00: Registration
09:00-09:05: Welcome notes by Zita Paprika, Dean, Corvinus University of Budapest
09:05-09:10: Welcoming remarks by Írisz Lippai-Nagy, CEO, AmCham Hungary
09:10-09:15: Opening remarks by André Goodfriend, Chargé d'Affaires, US Embassy in Budapest
09:15-09:35: Keynote speech: Being an entrepreneur - Personal story on who and what helped by Robert Mitchell, Partner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors


"Vállalkozni jó!" - Book Launch
09:45-10:05: Case study by Péter Balogh, Founder and CEO, NNG 

Roundtable discussion on Entrepreneurship in Hungary and around the globe

  • Péter Balogh, Founder and CEO, NNG
  • Margaret Dezse, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
  • Robert Mitchell, Partner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
  • Ádám Székely, CEO, Infogroup

Moderated by: László Czirják, Co-Founder and Partner, iEurope Group; Chair, AmCham Governance and Transparency Committee


Coffee break


Introductory remarks by Andrea Jádi Németh, Managing Partner, bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law


Case study by Ákos Tallós, CEO, MediMass Kft.


Roundtable discussion on How to emerge from academia to entrepreneurship?

  • Tamás Bene, Vice Director, Legal Advisor, Technology Transfer Office, Debrecen University 
  • József Berecz, Managing Director, DBH Investment
  • Attila Erdős, CEO, Humeltis Ltd.
  • Tímea Molnár, Innovation Manager, Technology Transfer Office, Pécs University 
  • Ákos Tallós, CEO, MediMass Kft.

Moderated by: Zoltán Tóth, Member of the Board and Investment Committee, Euroventures


Sandwich luncheon


Introductory remarks by Chris FarkasVenture Capitalist in Residence, CEU


Keynote Speech: Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? by Kevin J. Aspegren, President, American University in Bulgaria; General Partner, Chastain Holdings, LLC


Roundtable Discussion on Career paths to entrepreneurship


  • Kevin J. Aspegren, President, American University in Bulgaria
  • Péter Garancsi, Partner, bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law
  • Gergely Kiss, Founder & CEO, Attrecto Zrt. 
  • Virág Vig Designer, Founder of Virivee

Moderated by: Előd Solti, Managing Partner, Solti & Partners Consulting, AmCham-HVCA “Start your business” program leader


Wrap-up roundtable by moderators and closing remarks

Registration details:
Please register at Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send your name and the name of your company/organization/school in your registration email.

At the event, registered participants will receive a hard-copy of the new AmCham publication, 

“Vállalkozni jó!  - Sikeres vállalkozók történetei”
(a collection of interviews with successful Hungarian entrepreneurs).

In case of questions please contact us at:

To have a look at the 2013 Summit program and speakers, please click here.

Event information

Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
Registration: 08:30 - 09:00
Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Budapest Corvinus University, IV. Auditorium (1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8.)

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

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