Large attendance at the Start your business! Program’s event in Gödöllő

  • May 07, 2014
About a hundred university students and lecturers gathered at the Szent István University in Gödöllő to attend the Start your business! roadshow – a joint program by AmCham Hungary and HVCA.

After the welcoming speech by professor Csaba Bálint Illés, MBA program director, and Előd Solti “Start Your Business” program leader, the first presentation was held by Dániel Rátai founder of Leonar3do Inc.

In his presentation, Dániel explained, how his childhood dream to have a “magic pencil” that could not only draw on paper, but in the air as well, led to his creation of the sophisticated system that lets users do just that. Their products not only greatly reduce the production time of 3D renders and animations, it has the potential to revolutionize the animation industry as a whole. He talked about how he started his business in detail, and presented some new projects, such as Leopoly – an online interface where anyone can create 3D renders with ease.

The second presentation was given by Balázs Varga, a young mechatronics engineer, founder and CEO of Mechatromotive Kft. He told the story of how he and some friends had gotten involved in “pneumobil contests” at their university, which in time brought them their first business commissions, and how a growing demand for expertise has led to the “organic evolvement” of their business. He also talked about how his upbringing and playing strategy games has helped him developing a successful business model.

Each lecture was followed by a very active Q&A session. The event concluded with the panel discussion of Dr. József Berecz, director of DBH Investment; Dr. Judit Budai, partner of Szecskay Law Firm, Vilmos Kozáry, member of the AmCham G&T Committee; and Gábor Studinczky investment expert of PortfoLion Venture Capital Fund Management together with the young entrepreneurs. The panelists gave professional opinion and discussed the challenges that startups such as Leonar3do and Mechatromotive face today.