Migrant entrepreneurs in V4 countries Networking Event – Entrendeurs Networking Meet-up


Migrant entrepreneurs in V4 countries Networking Event – Entrendeurs Networking Meet-up took place in MigHelp Office in Budapest on November 9th.

The aim of this meeting was to present the project and its team as well as small business owners and migrants entrepreneurs living in Budapest to people who want to develop their startup, but also to potential sponsors and partners. The key topic of the event was sharing the practical experience of the developing start-ups in Hungary and other V4 countries – obstacles, possibilities, legal and formal questions (taxes, registration), benefits and special features of migrant entrepreneurship.

Program which consisted of two parts included presentations and feed-back session from representatives of Foundation Our Choice (Yulia Lashchuk, Ivanna Kulyushyk and Kateryna Berezovska), presentation of Welcometobratislava project which is led by Maria Kecsoova and Zuzana Mytna from Bratislava followed by two panel presentations and discussion. Kateryna Berezovska an expert in EU startup granting in a form of workshop shared her key insights for young entrepreneurs, among them: creating good relations with the investors and practical issues of risk management in relation with investors.

Special invited guests – migrant entrepreneurs living in Hungary – presented their startups, such as Armina Jan (photography startup), Pablo Campos (editing and video startup – presentation attached), Hamzah Aldabash (startup focused on employment of migrants), Arghavan Shekari (healthy food cafe) and Lana Aldayoub (notebook making in Hungary and Spain).

The meeting is organized in the frames of the project „Migrant Entrepreneurs in V4 countries: Regional Dimensions of Startup Cooperation”. The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from the International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.