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Come and watch the emerging startups of BME and Corvinus University together. Let’s celebrate the winning teams who will compete among the international 16 teams from 8 member universities in the Danube Cup 2024 Final in Linz.

DANUBE CUP HUNGARIAN FINAL ON 17 APRIL 2024 in BME

We kindly ask you to secure your place by registering for the event, by filling out the below form. Places can be occupied in arriving order, and please take into consideration that we can accommodate 70 seating persons. In case of full house additional event spaces will be opened. In the event of you being unable to join us this time, you can follow the event online.

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AGENDA

                                             BME U[S]3 space, 10th floor at BME Building Z (Budapest, Bertalan Lajos u. 2, 1111)

17:30                 Opening doors

18:00 – 18:05    Welcome opening & Jury introduction

18:05 – 19:25     Pitch Session followed by Jury Q&A
                             PrepBox (BCE)                           stArt (BME)
                             CASAR (BCE)                              Noted (BME)
                             uMix3D (BCE)                             GPSolar (BME)
                             Bootz (BCE)                                BridgeAID (BME)

19:25 – 19:45     Inspiring Guest Talk by Mirtill Megyeri, Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition Expert

19:45 – 20:30    Finalists Announcement, celebration & networking

How to Apply?

Interested? We’d love to see you pitch! We request all applicants to submit a short video via our website in English that gives us a sense of who you are and how your solution would be propelling the future of the world. Video submissions should cover the following points in max. 3 minutes:

  • Your startup’s value proposition

  • Problem(s) your product and/or service is solving

  • The validation you have already conducted: process and results: significant insights, surprising, and pivot you decided consequently  

  • Why your startup is a good fit for the Danube Cup 2024 International Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition for University Students along the Danube

Questions may also be sent to: info@danubecup.eu

Timeline

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 3 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.

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 2024 International Final Pitch Competition that is held for university students along the Danube in May 2024 in Linz (Austria). 

  • Furthermore, the winning team of the Hungarian Final of 17th April, 2024 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 for Danube Cup 2024

To be eligible, teams must meet the following requirements:

Validation: We are looking for teams that have already performed validation research for their ideas, at least locally. This event is not an idea competition. The applicants must have started validating the business idea among potential customers, the product must be innovative and enjoy a growth potential independently of local market trends as far as possible.

Team size: Teams must have at least two, maximum five total members. Participants can only be a member of one team.

Student teams: Teams may contain non-university member participants. However, the majority of the team members should be registered Corvinus or BME students. A “registered student” is a student who has been accepted into a degree program at Corvinus or BME and is working toward the completion of that degree by taking at least one course in the 2023/24 academic year.

Fresh project: Teams must present an original idea for an enterprise that has not  existed before 2023. Teams must be in a “pre-incubator” form and must not have received financial backing by professional third-party business angels or venture capitalists.

ONLY 8 TEAMS WILL BE INVITED TO THE DANUBE CUP HUNGARIAN FINAL ON 17 APRIL, 2024
AT THE BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS!

The Danube Cup pitch competition was created for students from BME and BCE in 2016. Since then we have grown into an international competition with several rounds.

Danube Cup is a competition of validated ideas, so it’s not enough to have an idea. Do market research to make sure your idea has market potential.

Our past

Danube Cup 2022 Hungarian Final összefoglaló

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Danube Cup 2021 összefoglaló

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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