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6. Danube Cup hallgatói startup pitch verseny Magyar Döntő 2022. április 29-én

1. Danube Cup konferencia “Entrepreneurship/ Startup Education for students” címmel 2022. április 28-án

DC 2022 Hungarian Final

A közös BME + Corvinus magyar döntőt 2022. április 29-én sikerrel megtartottuk. Eredmények itt


A ChariTask ( csapata nyerte a Danube Cup 2022 hazai döntőjét a Corvinus Egyetemről.

Semi-Final időpont

A nemzetközi Danube Cup középdöntőt 2022. május 12-én tartjuk online.

A Danube Cup pitch versenyt a BME és a BCE hallgatói számára hoztuk létre 2016-ban. Aztóta nemzetközi versennyé nőttük ki magunkat több fordulóval.

A Danube Cup validált ötletek versenye, tehát nem elég, hogy van egy ötleted. Végezz piackutatást, hogy meggyőződhess az ötleted piaci potenciáljától. 


1st place: ChariTask (Corvinus University of Budapest) – Nominee for International DC Semi-Final
2nd place #1: Lumen (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) – Nominee for International DC Semi-Final
2nd place #2: TriviadorEDU (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) – Nominee for International DC Semi-Final
3rd place: DES, Distributed Energy System (Corvinus University of Budapest) – Nominee for International DC Semi-Final
4th place: EQ (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

Jelentkezési feltételek

Az idei nemzetközi versenyre is lehet jelentkezni, a startup csapatokban legalább egy hallgatónak kell rendelkeznie aktív BME-s vagy BCE-s hallgatói státusszal.

Ismerkedj meg velünk

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Danube Cup 2021 összefoglaló

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Startup Maffia: Benke Hunor beszélget Bárdió Lucával, Borbély Viktorral és Lám Istvánnal, 

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Startup Maffia: Benke Hunor beszélget Danyi Pállal, Dehelán Gáborral és Kövesdi Áronnal

Európai szintű, a hallgatói innovációt segítő kezdeményezést hoztunk létre


Compete with the best startups of the region! 

Do you want to be challenged with international university startup teams? Do you have a validated business concept? Do you want to meet and collaborate with entrepreneurial students, successful entrepreneurs,  investors, managers of startup incubators, accelerators?

We invite all undergraduate, graduate or PhD students from Corvinus University of Budapest and Budapest University of Technology and Economics to participate in the Danube Cup 2022 Hungarian competition with their validated business concept and their competing team!


Why is Danube Cup a good opportunity for you?

You can

  • compete with other student teams on international level
  • receive professional business advice from startup mentors and entrepreneurs
  • learn that international market research is a must

  • understand the importance of startup validation

  • prepare for markets outside Hungary

  • practice pitching in front of a jury or investors

  • make friends with other local or international students

  • get familiar with ecosystem players and widen your social network

  • find additional team members with skills currently missing in your team.

What can you win?

The top 4 teams (2 from BCE and 2 from BME) will be nominated as Hungarian participants to compete in the Danube Cup 2022 International Final Pitch Competition that is held for university students along the Danube in May 2022 in Vienna. 

Furthermore, the winning team of the Hungarian Final of 29th April, 2022 will be provided free consultation and training from Hungary’s prominent startup mentors and pitch specialists. 

In addition, the winning teams will also receive useful prizes that will help their startup development. Specific awards will be announced prior to the competition.

Competition Eligibility

To be eligible, teams must meet the following requirements:

  • This event is not an idea competition. We are looking for teams that have already performed validative market research for their ideas, at least locally. The applicants must validate their business idea among potential customers/users, considering competitiveness. The product must be unique and innovative, and must enjoy growth potential independently of local market trends as far as possible.

  • Teams must have at least two, maximum five total members.

  • Teams may contain non-university member participants. However, at least one team member must be a registered BCE or BME student. A “registered student” is a student who has been accepted into a degree program at BCE or BME and is working toward the completion of that degree by taking at least one course each semester of the 2021/22 academic year.

  • Participants can only be a member of one team.

  • Teams must present an original idea for an enterprise that has not existed before 2021.

  • Teams must not have received financial backing or investment by professional third-party accelerators, incubators, existing companies or venture capitalists.

How to Apply?

Interested? We’d love to see your pitch! We request all applicants to submit a short video pitch (less than 3 minutes) in English that gives us a sense of who you are and how your solution would influence the future of the world. Video introductions should cover the following content elements:

  • Your startup’s name and team introduction.
  • Problem(s) your product and/or service intends to solve
  • Your startup’s value proposition
  • The validation you have already conducted: process and results: significant insights, surprising outcomes, or pivot you decided consequently 
  • Why your startup is a good fit for the Danube Cup 2022 International Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition
  • What you want to learn in the next couple of months, especially from participating in the competition


How to Win?

  • Competition Finalists are expected to prepare a presentation showcasing the company’s innovative solution, idea, and/or technology. Finalists will pitch in English.
  • Pitch time will be 4 minutes. At the end of the pitch, the panel of judges will be provided additional time for Q&A.
  • Finalists will be assessed by a panel of judges consisting of acclaimed academics and industry professionals, and the results will be announced at the Award Ceremony & Closing Session on the same day.

Organizing Committee of Hungarian Danube Cup Events in 2022

Pál Danyi

Co-founder of Danube Cup, Chairman, BME

Loretta Huszák

Chairperson of Danube Cup Conference, BCE

Danube Cup Co-founder

János Vecsenyi

Co-founder of Danube Cup, BCE, BME

Danube Cup Project Manager

Dominika Kosztyó

Project Manager

Danube Cup Communication manager

Aida Kavalecz


Danube Cup Mentor

Gábor Dehelán


Krisztián Póta

Sponsoring Manager

Tala Shalati


János Moll

Finance, IVE

Steering Committee

Danube Cup as an institution was founded in 2020 by the joint efforts of two Hungarian universities, the Budapest Corvinus University, as well as the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The governance of Danube Cup events are primarily coordinated by the Steering Committee comprised by the selected members of the two universities.

  • András Bethlendi (Vice-Dean, BME, GTK)
  • Pál Danyi (Co-founder, Secretary of SC, BME GTK)
  • Anikó Grad-Gyenge (Vice-Dean, BME GTK)
  • János Vecsenyi (Co-founder, BME-BCE)
  • Loretta Huszák (Chief Organizer, BCE)
  • Lajos György Szabó (Vice-Rector, BCE)
  • Zoltán Oszkár Szántó (Vice President, BCE)

Sponsors in 2022

Ifjúsági Vállalkozásélénkítő Egyesület