In 2012, Kairos Society is co-organizing with CEU Business School and Életpálya Foundation  the Kairos Student Venture Competition in order to find the best young Hungarian and regional student start-uppers having the most innovative and impactful business ideas and to help them to achieve international success. The winner of this competition will win a trip to New York and the opportunity to exhibit in the New York Stock Exchange during the Kairos Global Summit in February 2013.

The Final Round will take place on the 30th November 2012, where the 6 Finalists will present their business concepts to the Jury and the audience.  The audience will consist of regional investors, innovation professionals, C-level executives. The language of the event is english.


Student Venture Competition program

Venue: Central European University Auditorium,. Nador utca 9, 1051 Budapest

Date: 30th November 2012

Master of ceremony: Barnabás Malnay, MMKlaszter

12:00-13:00      Registration
13:00-13:30      Welcoming remarks (Balazs Szabo-Kairos Society; Mel Horwitch-CEU Business School)

13:30-13:50      László Mérő – Keynote Speaker

13:50-14:10      Alex Fiance, President of Kairos Society – Keynote Speaker

14:10-15:30      Pitching of the Finalists (6 start-ups)

15:30-15:50      Coffee break

15:50-16:30      From Local to Global – Growing competitiveness by creating global ventures

Roundtable Discussion, Moderator: Laszlo Czirjak, AmCham Governance, Integrity & Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman & iEurope Group Co-Founder & Partner  (Panelists: Ferenc Vidovszky – Riverside, Csaba Deák – NIH, Marton Szőke – serial entrepreneur, Endre Doszpod – Portfolion)

16:30-17:00      Closing remarks – Dávid Ács, Vice-President, Kairos Society Hungary

If you would like to attend the Final Round of Kairos Student Venture Competition, and to learn more about new, innovative ventures run by young professionals or to find a possiblity of new investment,  you can register on the official website of Kairos Society Hungary.
Kairos Society is a non-profit organization based in the United States. Kairos Society works to find and empower the young pioneers who will push the world forward through entrepreneurship and innovation – they do so with the support of the top universities, mentors, and corporations across the globe.

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