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Budapest event aims to bring together CEE and US start-up ecosystems

Speakers from across the world, many from Silicon Valley, will be in the Hungarian capital Budapest on November 7 at an event designed to strengthen the bond between the US and the EU.

Called Untold Stories, the event will bring together thought leaders, entrepreneurs and founders to share their insights and personal experience. Speakers include founder-turned-angel Zach Coelius.

The event is the last in a series organised by My-Gateway, an EU-funded project which aims to boost entrepreneurship in the CEE region, and aims to contribute to bridging the gap between CEE and the rest of the world. The event is co-organised by Europa Media, IVSZ, Startup Hungary and Startup Europe Networks.

“The ecosystem from Silicon Valley is incredibly dense, tons of smart people, tons of competition and you can learn really quickly. In other parts of the world it is much more challenging. That’s why Untold Stories Budapest and similar events are so cool. Building connections between people who are doing similar things is super important because it is very difficult to build start-ups without community,” said Coelius.

To keep the event intimate, the number of start-ups taking part will be limited to 100. Applications can be made here.

The start-ups selected to take part in the event will have the opportunity to pitch at Millenaris Start-up Campus, a day prior to the event, while all conference attendees will also be invited to Startup and Innovation Day right after Untold Stories.

Attendees will also be able to engage in one-to-one discussions with the speakers.