● First startup event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe
● Top-notch entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Europe
● Startup-speaker ratio is 10:1
● Possibility to book office hours with the speakers
With the focus on Central and Eastern European startups, Untold Stories, an event sponsored by Kitchen Budapest, Microsoft, Hiventures and KPMG, will bring international speakers, mostly from Silicon Valley, to the Hungarian capital with the intention to strengthen the bond between the USA and the EU.
“The ecosystem from Silicon Valley is incredibly dense, tons of smart people, tons of competition and you can learn really quickly. Whereas in other parts of the world it is much more challenging. Where you can’t go to an event every night and meet people who are in startups in most of the world, like you do in Silicon Valley. That’s why Untold Stories Budapest and similar event are so cool. Building connections between people who are doing similar things is super important because it is very difficult to build startups without community” says Zach Coelius, Founder-turned-angel & Syndicate leader.
What makes Untold Stories different from other startup events is in its name. A name which describes no-frills event, where attendees will be able to engage in one-to-one discussions with the speakers by booking office hours with them in advance. In fact, the startup-speaker ratio is 10:1. Startup founders will be exposed to the invisible reality that lies behind entrepreneurship and will listen to those stories which are often untold because the great majority of people are unwilling to acknowledge them. These stories are, however, the protagonists of this conference.
Having no more than one hundred startups attending the event will guarantee an intimate atmosphere for participants to connect and learn from one another. Startups are asked to fill out a typeform and, as applications are accepted on a rolling basis, the spots available may be taken before the deadline.
Over ten top-notch speakers will travel to Budapest to share their insights and personal experience with a community of entrepreneurs and founders who will be granted the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings with them. Amongst some of the great international speakers who can be met at Untold Stories are founder-turned-angel Zach Coelius, Entrepreneur in Residence at Silicon Valley Bank, Shruti Shah, partners at 500 Startups, Marin Liao and Sheel Mohnot and many more.
Selected startups will have the opportunity to pitch at Millenaris Startup Campus, a day prior to the conference on 6 November while all conference attendees will also be invited to Startup and Innovation Day right after Untold Stories.
As the last event of MY-GATEWAY, an EU-funded project which aims to boost entrepreneurship in the CEE region, Untold Stories aims to contribute to bridging the gap between the CEE and the rest of the world. Co-organised by Europa Media, IVSZ, Startup Hungary and Startup Europe Networks, Untold Stories came with the intention to stay.
Join Untold Stories here.