12:30 - 13:30
- Date: June 10, 2013 - 12:30 - 13:30
- Building: Frankel Leo ut 30-34
- Room: G15
- Event type: Lecture
- Event audience: CEU Community Only
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Gerő Viktor and Várnagy Priszcilla, two very successful entrepreneurs in Hungary, the US and the region, will give brief presentations about how they succeeded in implementing innovations during the last few years.
They will highlight:
- the essentials of a business’ definition, the markets it serves, the competitors it confronts, and the successful financial results it has produced to date; and
- the importance of the information an innovator has to present to potential investors so they become interested in the innovation and provide funding.
At the end of the presentations, Charles Huebner, Executive Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CEU Business School, will briefly highlight key elements of an innovation’s business plan and the significance of discussing the anticipated financial returns for an investor, which is known as "internal rate of return." Huebner has been involved with 68 business investments of three funds in Hungary worth over $210 million.
Gerő Viktor is on the board of Gravity R&D and owner of Viktorinet.Internet Ltd and partner in Central Fund Zrt. Previously he was the regional director of Naspers in CEE and the CEO of Vatera (the e-bay of Hungary), “Hungary’s E-commerce Enterprise of the Year” in 2010. Viktor has been in the entrepreneurship business since the late 1990s.
Várnagy Priszcilla is the CEO, co-founder and game designer of Be-novative.com. Before Be-novative, she specialized her master’s studies in organizational and work psychology together with educational psychology in Budapest and Copenhagen with an interest in creativity and personal-development. Before graduation, she started working with TREBAG and Net-Mex as a researcher-developer and managed over 15 R&D and innovation consultancy projects in large enterprises and in European Lifelong Learning consortia. She wrote the successful project proposal and 2.5 years’ work plan of the OpenInn ICT project, which is supported by the European Commission to be implemented in eight countries.