Under the direction of the Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency and with the professional assistance of the Szécheny Venture Capital Fund Management Ltd a start-up supporting mentor programme called „Alba Accelerator” was launched in April, 2018. The programme supports those SMEs who are planning to raise external capital in order to realize their innovative idea but who are not yet in the possession of the necessary internal resources.
The international jury selected 14 ideas for the first call of the Alba Accelerator programme realized withing the constraints of the ACCELERATOR project belonging the Interreg Danube Programme. The participating teams and SMEs being in their initial phase of development got mentoring from acknowledged Hungarian professionals. They got insight into the following topics: protection of intellectual property, business planning, market research, legal questions regarding establishing a business, marketing and negotiation with investors.
The process arrived to an important point on 8th June 2018. The Corvinus University Campus located in Székesfehérvár gave place to the start-up day, where the 14 selected startup-idea-owners had the chance to shortly present their business development concept to the jury of investors. Apart from the introductions, also the promotion of the next round coming up in autumn took place during the event.
The first three winners of the startup day as well as of the pilot programme are:
Viaplant (architecture - composite panel with UV and frost-proof properties)
S-Park (solar parking - multifunctional and intelligent parking system)
MAIk Lab Pointer (artificial intelligence framework boosted with latest computer vision algorithms)