We are Central European based experienced entrepreneurs looking to support and invest in the most passionate startuppers, women & innovative SMEs. Our mission is to help 1+3 months incubation in the heart of Europe and the leader startup Centre: London, Silicon Valley, Tel-aviv
"The Connect East Incubator mission is to find the most innovative early stage Teams in the CEE region, and connect them to the global market. Experts and mentors of the incubator already educate the Hungarian entrepreneur ecosystem, but transformed the projects ready for the market only now." - Tamas Turcsan, Founder
The Connect East Story
In Startups Market
Experts with international experiences, and mentors are available, who are helping the Hungarian startups right now. We have the needed professional and university contacts for a successful program, and the building of international ones is in progress. The Hungarian innovation sector is open for the new initiatives and has been waiting for an initiative like this.
Bridging the gap of women entrepreneurs and talents and bring them to European level are the biggest motivations of The Connect East Incubator. Notwithstanding improvement of the European platform and complementarity of the existing IHH network is important as well, that is reachable via development of talents and support of women entrepreneurs with encouragement to use the European innovations of IIH network.
The History of the Connect East at a Glance
Some milestones from 2018 to today
We are one of the founders of SUU (Startup Underground) / Demo08 events in Hungary.
We have organized the first Mobile Weekend conference in Budapest.
We have organized more than 21 Hackathon event in Hungary and in the CEE region too.
Organized by GF Social Media, this startup competition could be the biggest one yet in Hungary, featuring women startuppers from the CEE / SEE region. In the last event we communicated the event in two tiers: first we will organize an online competition for the most popular and influential startuppers in the area, then the winners of this poll asked to be the online jury for the main startup competition.
We finally launch our incubator to support, help and invest the most passionate startuppers, women entrepreneurs and innovative SMEs.
The Connect East provides the necessary velocity to help the world’s corporations tap into the global startup ecosystem and drive real outcomes with startups.
RocketSpace has helped 170+ global brands fuel topline revenue growth with successful startup partnerships.
Develop a comprehensive innovation strategy that provides you with tangible outcomes and drives revenue.
- What is your long-term vision and roadmap?
- What are the key components of your innovation strategy?
- What are the key stakeholders?
- What does success look like?
Pilot or prototype new solutions, plan for integration across business, operations and technical teams. In this phase, we:
- Identify an approach that achieves your business's objectives: proof-of-concept? Prototype? Pilot? Or minimum viable product?
- Identify how a particular new technology would work with your corporate's current tech stack, operations infrastructure and business model
Execution is everything. We walk your corporation through any and all partnership and investment opportunities with startups to ensure success for all.
- How you structure a partnershipor investment opportunity?
- How do you scale a new technology?
The Mentor Team of the Connect East Incubator
Mentor, Serial entrepreneur and investor in the web and mobile industries. Izrael
Mentor, Entrepreneur, optimist. CEO @ Tembusu Systems, Singapore
Mentor, Venture capital, investment banking, management consulting. Managing Partner of EastLabs, US
Mentor, International Entrepreneur
Creator, Business Beyond Borders. Germany
Mentor, Venture Capital. Managing Partner- Co- Founder Northwest Quadrant Ventures. US
Mentor, Co-Founder & Head of Venture Relations ABC Accelerator, Slovenia
Mentor, Angel, Founder of Dreamstake on-line accelerator, investor, UK
Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur in Information Technology, Big Data and Social Media, Canada
Our contracted partners
Igor Ovcharenko Seedstars World Svájc, Genf
Szalay Péter IBM Magyarország
Homer Xu Invest Shenzhen Shenzhen, Kína
Nimrod Cohen Plus Ventures Izrael, Tel Aviv
Bihari Béla IT Plus cluster Románia, Erdély
Daniel Kirilly Camtech Szingapúr // Cambridge
Vaclav Vincalek Urban Ventures Network Inc Kanada, Vancouver
Agustion Moro Wayra (Telefónica) Open Future Spanyolország, Barcelona
Alfredo Coppola US Mac USA, Kalifornia
Aiming Kubasi HITC (Hungarian Innovation and Technology Center) Kína, Hong Kong
Vicze Gábor Innomine Group Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság Magyarország – USA / Budapest – Silicon Valley
Agustion Moro OpenAxel Accelerator Belgium, Brüsszel
Shuren Sun Startup Incubator and Collaboration Association Kína, Peking
Luka Planinc ABC Accelerator Szlovénia, Ljubjana
Vicze Gábor Innomine Magyarország, Budapest
Rishi Metha Startup expert India, Új-Delhi
Tihana Marelja ZIP Horvátország, Zágráb
Tinatin Gholazde Young Entrepreneurs Association Grúzia, Tibiliszi
Böszörményi-Nagy Gergely Design Terminál Magyarország, Budapest
Fadi Swidan Nazareth Accelerator Izrael, Názáret
Kamal Hassan Innovation 360 DMCC Dubai, UAE
Szigeti Attila Pechuth Inkubátor Magyarország, Pécs
Leiting Li Chongqing High-tech Incubation Centre Kína, Csungking
Patrick Cahill Queen Mary University of London – qLegal Egyesült Királyság, London
Virtual University is a complex system, which helps students make learning easy. They can put their knowledge of economics and business-doing to the test as well. This system introduces them the everyday life and tasks enterprises are usually facing.
Virtual University consists of two platforms:
- Virtual Enterpreneurship platform: this platform models how an actual enterprise works thus giving a practical knowledge beside the theoretical basics.
- Digital Notes platform: allows students to access different kind of notes in a unified form on the same place.
This system works in a closed, invite-only way. Invited users (students, teachers etc.) after signing in, are landing on a customized page, where they can read the latest news, messages and browse ongoing tasks.
The Virtual Enterprises platform is an online game about economy which helps students deepen their knowledge of life-cycle analysis of enterprises beyond the theoretical lectures of their studies.
Enterprises might get assignments from students (in accordance with their faculty, grade and subject). These are assigned by organisations run by professorships and managed by insider and outsider mentors with organisational membership.
The Digital Note platform provides the opportunity for the teachers and the outsider mentors to create curriculum and allows other teachers and mentors to view each others documents, notes and tasks either.
Students have the full access to their previous and current subjects, enterprise related curricula, notes, documents and tasks.