As Szeretlek Magyarország.hu reports, Design Terminal had held the first Demo Day in 2017, where 9 start-ups introduced themselves.
János Csák, owner of Design Terminal, showed different world maps during his opening speech representing different countries from different eras. With this demonstration he intended to show that different viewpoints have always been and will always be present in our world. Then, he spoke about different companies that became successful because they focused on building community. For example, Nokia, which, after being founded, produced travelling cases and wellingtons to make people meet one other and go somewhere together.
The basic idea of these companies was to focus on human relations, just like the following 9 Hungarian start-ups.
1. Gyermek SOS
The initiation is connected to Franciska Németh and Barbara Kovács. The aim is to help parents to immediately find childcare facilities and to provide them advice, like what to do in emergency situations. Franciska Németh founder was inspired by her experiences as a nurse. They already have a business plan, and in 2017, they will involve private clinics.
Their name is known in the world of sport. They won the tender announced for the clothing of the Paralympics team of 2016; however, their profile is not the making of sports clothes primarily. The founder, Eszter Cselényi designs clothes and accessories for determined and intellectual women. Their secret lies in personalization while designing clothes: they meet their clients personally. They aim to widen their customer base, so they started to build a more direct service department.
Products similar to EVA are already available on the market; they help the blind and the visually impaired. However, EVA can do more. They have a smart-glasses that can be connected to a mobile phone. Thus, it not only recognizes objects, texts and signals around people, but it also informs them orally. The start-up intends to develop the technology.
4. Hiker Nations
This social application targets hikers. Their idea is to collect the best hiking routes by sharing them among hikers, so everyone would search for routes on Hiker Nations. They focus on the development of their app in a way that it can be useful for non-European hikers as well.
Hellodoki is an interesting initiation, again from healthcare. It was inspired by the experiences of Gabriella Veress, founder. According to her, people do not receive medical care mainly because they give up on consulting a physicist due to the short consultation times and the crowded waiting-rooms. Hellodoki provides a solution for this problem with its online video consultation. Make an appointment and talk to your doctor from home. Avoid the crowds and save time.
Kuvik produces high-quality education games through which children can acquire the basics of reading and math. Judit Török is the founder and the designer, and her husband is in charge of finances, so this is a classic “family enterprise”. They have already established good relationships with schools and they regard it their mission to revolutionalise Hungarian and international elementary education.
7. Miutcánk.hu – KAMRA
Miutcank.hu offers a solution for our wasting society and helps the fast and reliable exchange and circulation of information. The essence of the initiation is to include social media into the life of the living environment.
KAMRA has come up with a similar idea recently, however, the essence of their initiation is the exchange of household devices. Users can upload a photo and a description about their tools, devices and equipment, and others can borrow or exchange them. Registering only costs one euro.
8. Sneaker Tracker
In the era of Facebook and Instagram, when everyone knows what the other wears and eats, Sneaker Tracker can have a huge business potential in social media targeting fashion. Strictly speaking, shoes. This means that users can upload photos about shoes, they can watch and like others’ data that is collected by pedometers. Through Design Terminal, Bence Iváncsics founder and his team already had the product validated and introduced in Helsinki.
Openmondo is only partially a Hungarian initiation. It was launched in Italy and it arrived to Hungary through Switzerland. Matteo, one of the founders, told that the locals can become experts through an establishment of a website on which they can upload information for tourists about their hometowns. Thus, local enterprises have more opportunity to raise their income from tourism.
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Source: Szeretlek Magyarország.hu