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A startup company is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model around an innovative product, service, process or a platform. Start-ups have high rates of failure, but the minority of successes include companies that have become large and influential. How to create your own start-up company?


George Kaptay
George Kaptay
University of Miskolc and
President of Hungarian Society for Material Science


Norbert Babcsán
Norbert Babcsán
Innobay Hungary Ltd.
Managing director

Norbert Babcsán is an independent innovation advisor and inventor in the field of materials and energy. He obtained his diploma in the field of Engineering Physics and his PhD on Materials Science and Technology. He worked at NASA, University of Miskolc, Leichtmetall-Kompetenzzentrum Ranshofen, Technical University Berlin and Bay Zoltán Research Institute as operator, lecturer, advisor, researcher and director, respectively. He is one of the founders of ADMATIS Ltd., Aluinvent Zrt. and Innobay Hungary Ltd. He participated 9 Junior Euromat conferences first as participant later on as organizer.

Vilmos Simon
Vilmos Simon
Associate professor
Head, Multimedia Networks and Services Laboratory
Deputy Head, Department of Networked Systems and Services
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Vilmos Simon received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2009 and is currently an associate professor at the Department of Networked Systems and Services. His research interests swarm intelligence, machine learning, mobile crowdsensing. He participated in several research projects including the EU ICST-FET FP6 BIONETS where he also acted as a WP leader. He published 40+ papers in international journals and conferences, and acts as a reviewer or organizer for numerous scientific conferences. He is the founder of the Hungarian student startup competition INNOversitas and a leader of the EIT Digital VCC master specialization program at BME, which aims to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life, by empowering ICT top talents and bringing ICT innovations to life. He is one of the founder mentors of the BME Venture Mentoring Service (BME VMS) modelled by MIT, which supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the BME community and beyond by matching both prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors.

Student´s success story


We are the Kefo Motostudent team, the Neumann Janos University’s official racing motorcycle builder team. In 2016 we achieved the third place in innovation category on the IV. International Motostudent Competition, within we built a unique Moto 3 category racing motorcycle. Our last year’s innovation was a new material structure (aluminium foam and carbon fiber composite sandwich structure) by the frame and swingarm. Next year we are going to build 2 different motorcycle for the V. International Motostudent Competition, one in petrol and one in electric category. Now we have over 20 team members, the most of them are currently still students in many different university faciulties.