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VCs in CEE – The scaleup session

26th March 2019, Budapest

VCs in CEE 2019
  • Are you building a startup / scaleup and you are aspiring to become a regional or even global key player?
  • Are you fundraising and want to meet international VCs?
  • Or, are you simply interested in the investment and startup world of the CEE region?

If so, this event is for you!

VCs and entrepreneurs will share their experience, case studies, success stories, and discuss the challenges of global market entry and how to scale and grow beyond CEE – successfully.

We introduce again “new wave” of international VCs interested in the region.

If you are a startup, looking for an investor, you will also have the opportunity to upload and share your max. 5-10 pages pitch decks with our investor guests. If any (or more) of them are interested, you will have a chance of a quick, initial face-2-face meeting with them during the event.

Date, time, venue

Save the date
  • Date: 26 March 2019
  • Time: from 2 PM to 9 PM
  • Venue: Akvárium Klub
  • Address: H-1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12.
  • Official language: English

Speakers and topics we can disclose already:

  • Marcel van der Heijden – partner, Speedinvest

Enterprise software US market: How do you access to the largest market, do’s and don’ts at your sales strategy – what Speedinvest’s CEE portfolio companies experienced during US market development.

  • Enis Hulli – partner, 500 Startups

Scaling the team: when / who to hire for quick growth. Challenges of multinational offices, problems faced during scaling – what one can learn of CEE / Eastern European companies entering the global market.

  • István Lám – CEO, founder, Tresorit

Case study: how we grow to 17k customers, the adventure of setting up sales / marketing engine and processes.

  • László Szabó – co-founder, Growww Digital

How and when can digital marketing add real value at international growth?


  • Guillaume Fournier – associate, Credo Ventures
  • Henri Tilloy – associate, Partech Partners

Local and international VC syndicate: how to manage it efficiently? When should you start it? How to make it smoother?

  • András Molnár – CEO, PortfoLion VC
  • Zoltán Hopka – principal, EBRD VC

Investor perspective about scaling:

  • stories from CEE to global – Docplanner, Trendyol
  • growth via acquisitions? – Szallas.hu, Starschema stories

VC introduction and fire side chat:

  • Jacek Lubinski – manager, Market One Capital
  • Henri Tilloy – associate, Partech Partners
  • Cosmin Ochisor – partner, GapMinder VC
  • Martin Olczyk – managing director, TechStars

Are you interested?

  • Save the date of 26th March 2019 in your calendar!
  • Indicate your interest by clicking the button “Yes, I am in!” below
  • You will be noticed via e-mail immediately if the official registration opens
  • You can place your registration, book & pay your ticket(s) after this notification only.
  • Participation fee to be paid in advance, during the official registration process.

See you soon,

The Organizer team