We kicked off our Mentoring Program's Fall semester with seven teams from Hungary, one from Barbados and one from Austria.
Most of the foreign candidates applied from the Central-Europe region, but also from the Scandinavian ecosystem, the United Kingdom, India, and from some African countries as well. Founders of the startup from Barbados moved to Budapest for the next 3 months specifically for the Mentoring Program. After the strict selection process, startups which did not get into this semester’s Mentoring Program received valuable technical feedbacks, too.
One of the biggest strength of the program comes from the mentor community consisting of national and international experts, whose contribution with one-on-one mentoring gets a bigger emphasis this semester. Moreover, startups will participate in workshops and community building programs. The groups have access to Design Terminal’s co-working space, receive scholarship, and can build relations with the national and international investors as well as with the corporate partners of Design Terminal. Startup-founder female entrepreneurs, mothers to be and mothers of small children receive extra scholarships.
In this semester’s innovations, you can find a safe bicycle lock solution; a city-based compost system; a matching application for music bands and performers; a software, which renews drug advancement and opens new paths for personalised drug therapy. But this semester you can also find startups working on an application, which trying to improve quality family time for families with small children through playful exercises; developing a digital innovation to help construction sites’ administration and communication; a personalised learning platform; but the teams also working on innovative gadgets such as a sensor for digitalized workout or a LED bracelet for safe cycling.