Start-ups from as far as India and Tehran applied to HubHub Proptech Pitch Party12.6.2019
June 6, 2019 – The first pitch competition of HubHub Budapest coworking office was held on Wednesday evening, during which start-ups presented 5-minute pitches in three topics – proptech, smart city, green living. The winner was Screbo, with a smart platform for hotel paperwork and offers. The event came alive with the professional support of HB Reavis.
During the competition, the chosen start-ups participated in a nearly four-hour speed monitoring session. In the session, the five mentors had 35-40 minutes each. Teams received guidelines to prepare for the competition. Mentors from the big players in Hungarian startup ecosystem, such as OTP LAB, Hogen Assessment Systems, HB Reavis, Hiventures and PortfoLion Venture Capital Fund Management.
In the finals in front of a jury made up of eminent experts – Mr. Gergely Gecse, Senior Investment Manager of Hiventures, Mr. András Fischer, Head of Innovation, Retail Banking, OTP Bank, and Business Development and Partnership Manager of HubHub Budapest – a total of four start-ups competed: VermiGo, a unique combination of a vermicomposter and a vertical home garden, Block Fund, a community-funded, crypto currency based real estate development company, HeatVentors, providing a solution to create new and effective energy storage and Screbo, offering a smart platform for hotel paperwork and offers. The keynote speaker of the event was Attila Sándor, co-founder and managing director of Tekrama.
Screbo was chosen as the winner, offering innovative solutions to hotel owners, who have difficulties with selling extra services and handling traditional paper-based hotel reservation data. The Hungarian-owned start-up offers a digital room info and guide and control system that creates personalized offers for guests according to sex, age and nationality, offering immediate reach of the front desk with chat-bot support.
The winning team received several prizes: fast track possibility to one of the investment programs of Hiventures, a chance to present their pitch in front of the expert team of HB Reavis international workspace provider, mentoring opportunity with the international mentor team of HubHub, tickets to Future Now conference in Bratislava, and a six-month Fix Desk membership in HubHub Budapest.
Screbo also received a Special award of an exclusive mentoring session from the highly experienced mentors of OTP LAB.
About HubHub Budapest:
Fully serviced office with all amenities established by HB Reavis international workspace provider, has opened its first Hungarian location after Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava. The Király utca serviced office provides an inspiring work environment ideal for freelancers, start-ups in various phases of development and multinational companies’ innovation labs. Anyone can rent a work station, from a single desk to an entire office, available 24 hours a day.
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