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A Discussion about Mindful Innovation Over a Cold Czech Brew

Recently friends of Neumann Society gathered at Café Prague, a colorful Eastern European tavern, to enjoy a drink amongst friends, make new connections and discuss mindful innovation. Given the diversity of the group, innovative companies from around the world came up in conversation: M-Pesa from Kenya, Uber’s presence in many capitals around the world, and […]

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#Hunnovators at European Innovation Day

Maybe it was an ambitious CEO from Estonia looking to scale up. Maybe it was someone from a massive California tech company. Or maybe it was an official representative of the UK. You could have seen any of them roaming the halls today at European Innovation Day, a conference hosted by Mind the Bridge. But […]

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EU legislators scout Silicon Valley, foster transatlantic innovation

Neumann Society hosted a high-level delegation from the European Parliament last Thursday (July 23, 2015) at Neumann House in Redwood City, CA. The delegation participated in a roundtable discussion with our guest experts on transatlantic innovation and explored the topics of startup support and shared European values in Silicon Valley. The EP delegation from the […]

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Freelusion: Mapping the World from the Heart of Europe

Innovation in the Heart of Europe is an immensely exciting topic. In the last couple of years technology and human potential have developed at an incredible pace in Hungary and in the region as well. Thousands of professionals have started to build their carriers by producing something new, something unique and as a result they […]

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Slamby: how to overcame innovation bottlenecks for Budapest startups?

Central­ Europe is becoming the new hot startup region with Budapest as its hub, the best city to build a startup in this region. More and more successful startups emerge out of Hungary: Prezi, Ustream, LogMeIn, NNG/iGO, TresorIT, and go to IPO, get funded or get acquired as recently SequencelIQ by Hortonworks or IND by […]

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Gravity: Big Data from Budapest

Central Eastern Europe as the Hub of Innovation Gravity was founded in 2006 by a team of accomplished data scientists from Budapest Technical University. This team went on to tie for first place in the Netflix Prize Competition in 2009, the largest machine-learning event ever held. Gravity was able to prove that it could compete […]

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Electing the right incubator/accelerator and raising capital

Incubators and accelerators are a popular way for early stage companies and entrepreneurs to create a minimum viable product (MVP) and position the company for fundraising. The National Business Incubator Association estimates there are 7000 incubators globally; at the time of this writing, AngelList was tracking over 3000 accelerators (though just over 60 were actively […]

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Hungarian Entrepreneurship SWOT

Mary and Lannie are the founding partners of tandemLEAP, a business management consultancy based in Budapest and NYC. They have lived and worked in Hungary for 4+ years, and have been a part of the international launch of 10+ companies. One of the most common topics we are asked to comment on are the differences […]

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The Startup-Cowboys of Budapest

The world of startups is seething and continually changing, but there is a mode of operation that is the same everywhere in the world. Imre Hild, founder of iCatapult, talks about the American and Hungarian startup culture and what makes startups successful. Here is Part One of this interview. You mentioned that there have been […]

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The Startup-Cowboys of Budapest

The world of startups is continually changing, but its mode of operation is the same everywhere in the world. Imre Hild, founder of iCatapult, talks about the American and Hungarian startup culture and what makes startups successful. What do you think about the culture and environment around Hungarian startups? If I want to be brutally […]

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