the 3 months intensive program for early-stage startups

Application for the Spring 2024 cohort is open now!

Apply now, and do not miss the opportunity to build your startup like a pro!

Application deadline: January 30, 2024

The program will run during the period of March 2024 to May 2024.


the 3 months intensive program for early-stage startups

Application for the Spring 2024 cohort is open now!

Apply now, and do not miss the opportunity to build your startup like a pro!

Application deadline: January 30, 2024

The program will run during the period of March 2024 to May 2024.


We invested in

50 startups

Total Funds raised by our portfolio companies


About the program

The Launchpad program

STRT Launchpad is an intensive 3 months program in English, led by entrepreneurs and seasoned executives. The program is offered to founders who dedicate their entire time to their project during the program

Programme value and investment

The programme value is HUF 2M that STRT covers for all participants and invests a further HUF 1M in each team in exchange for 5% equity. The best performing Launchpad graduates may receive a HUF 5-15 million investment following the DemoDay on December 12, 2023.

The venue and the community

STRT Launchpad program will be held at 1051 Budapest Nádor utca 9, CEU. Graduates become part of our alumni community and will continue to receive support beyond the program

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First Cohort

Our mentors

Achilles Georgiu

Innovation Management Expert & Professional MazeRunner

Every idea is worth as much as we can leverage out of it. I love challenging the ideas and the way how the teams would like to generate value for their clients through services or products specifically when they use or support the usage of AI in new fields.

Alex Ion

Marketing Consultant / Founder of GrowGrow.AT​

Your business needs smart marketing: Make good use of data to develop solid marketing fundamentals, and execute in an outstanding manner. Differentiate, and add value to customers. Measure what matters.

András Vizsy

CEO @​

It is an awesome feeling when you put something together that works and solves a problem more efficiently than ever before, making the life of many people easier. Call it product development, consulting, problem solving, startup building – I am into this kind of stuff.


Seasoned Executive​

A new product or svc must solve somebody’s problem.

Let’s explore together Your one is really up to that so with adding all necessary ops ingredients You will thrive!

Dániel Pásztor

SmartPV Business Development Serbia and Hungary Region - Executive MBA

It is easy to have a good idea. The key toward success is to have an A team to execute it. 

Dóra Marosvölgyi

Founder and CEO
at DARE Innovations

I am passionate to work with deeptech start-ups and help them nurture strong business fundamentals, forge an exceptional team, and embrace the power of collaborations to fuel their innovation journey.

Gergely Mencsik

Venture Capital Investment Manager

Let’s create your powerful Pitch Deck together that opens most Investors’ doors and lays down the foundation of cooperation.


Géza Füstös

Pragmatic-Thinking Mentor with experience in startups and multinationals

My goal is to offer insights rooted in real-world best practices, use cases, and examples. By aligning these with your specific challenges, I aim to empower you to make effective and informed decisions.
And a project is only considered complete when the proposed solutions are seamlessly integrated into daily operations.

György Bereznyák

Country Leader at 3M

Integrity first, the rest will follow

György Káli

Co-Founder, Service designer at

You should ask your target group for feedback on your ideas as soon as possible. For this, you need to build a rapid prototype, which makes your concept testable. Each prototype test will bring new questions and new perspectives to your team’s work. In this way, you can deepen the concept, or you can iterate in a more marketable direction.

László Drajkó

at Cydrill Software Security

On the quest for finding eternal youth (of mind) business veterans like myself often engage an activity called mentoring. It’s unclears whether it is a social activity, a process or a passionate connection to some creative ideas. One thing for sure, the outcome is a lot of learning. Who is benefitting whether the mentee or te mentor is yet to be found out.


Executive Partner,
Future-Now Co-Founder

Watch carefully – most things you only see once in its current form.

Alexander Roth

Management Consultant at AlixPartners / ex-CEE Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan

Looking forward to being your sparring partner in making your ideas come true by building a business around it. Living in Frankfurt — the capital of the European financial industry — I can help you connect the dots to a wider market early on and thereby thinking globally from the beginning. An engineer myself I’m passionate about the forefront of tech. Let’s embark on this journey together.

Sándor Vágó

Customer Experience Driver | Marketing Leader | Program Manager |​

Product Marketing Leader in the Telcommunication industry who recently changed carrier to IT and Program Management. 

Passionate to create best in class propositions and put customer experience on first place by utilizing customer insights and service design methods. Having a strong sense to strategy development with desire of excellence in execution.


Partner and Associate
Director at Boston Consulting
Group (BCG)

I have been advising major financial institutions’ executives about technology and organizational transformation for 25 years across 25 countries. I am trained on dozens of post-merger integration projects, hundreds of presentations, thousands of slides, and countless hours of expert discussions. Build your prompt to start downloading…

Stephen Tasker

All Things Great and Digital | Strategist | SEO | Social - Ex Apple

Walid o. el

Author/Coach of
Pitching For Life

Walid is an expert in pitching and early-stage traction development for startups. He coached over 100k people in 34 countries & 63 cities.

Zsolt Pándi

Managing Director at DA Analytics Ltd.​

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

Zoltán Kalmár

Founder of ProptechZoom / Proptech Hungar

Have you considered the quantifiable and positive social or environmental influence of your actions, particularly within the context of the real estate sector’s substantial challenges and prospects? The opportunity is there…


This program is for teams who can dedicate their time fully to their project. Many projects start as an “after office hours project” until the founders feel ready to take the leap to fully dedicate themselves to the project. If you are not at that point yet, keep working on your project and apply when you are ready. In the meantime please feel free to register at the @STRT Academy, which provides lots of startup development related educational material.

Yes. In this case we will require that you set up a Hungarian Kft, we will take care of the legal work and costs.

We invest in any company that is established in an EFTA member jurisdiction or in a US State.

We believe that teams always do better then individuals, no matter how talented they may be. Developing a new product where there is no proven path, you will need many skills and more then a pair of hands. Coming as a team shows that you are willing and can work as a team. Show us that there are more people then yourself who share your vision.

It is absolutely not necessary. Some teams prefer home office and you will need to do a lot of errands around your project, your potential customer, stakeholders anyway. It is a place which is at your disposal, and it is also an opportunity to connect with peers. We will require that your team show up in whole at the weekly stand ups.

This program is offline, so you will actually need to be in Budapest for this program. Our @STRT Academy provides online learning materials for teams who are looking for remote learning opportunities.

The language of the program is English. If you can read and understand English and join-in group discussions, you will be fine. You may want to use the time before the programme to catch up on your language skills.

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