Balazs Szabo CV


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Balazs Szabo CV

  1. 1. BALAZS SZABO Introduction 1
  2. 2. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND• Corvinus University of Budapest Sociology (BA) 2006• Corvinus University of Budapest , Management and Leadership Msc 2013 • Highlighted courses: • Strategy and business planning • Strategic Management • Advanced Corporate Finance • Accounting• Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) • International Financial Management• CEMS Master’s in International Management program • Entrepreneurship 2
  3. 3. WORK EXPERIENCE• CUB E-business Research Center (Infocommunication Department) Research Assistant 2006-2009• eBIT E-business Management Consultants Ltd. Assistant->Advisor->Business Development Manager 2008-2011• InVendor Investment and Innovation Ltd. 2011- Head of Business Development • M&A Advisory for corporate clients on buy side, M&A Advisory for companies on sell side • Helping early stage companies to find seed/angel or VC investors • Organizing networking events witht partners like Bloomberg, Startup Sauna, BVCA and EBRD 3
  4. 4. OTHER ACTIVITIES• Kairos Society Hungary, President 2011-2012• Kairos Society CEE, President 2012-2013• European Advisor of Kairos Society 2013-• Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Member of the Education Committee 2012-• Startup Sauna Ambassador• Startup Tour Ambassador• Pioneers Festival Ambassador• CEE blogger 4
  5. 5. STRENGHTS /ADDED VALUE• Embeddedness into the European and the Global early stage startup ecosystem. Access to hubs (eg. SPIEF, YIEF, The Ambrosetti House, Kairos Society, Open Innovations, Startup Sauna, Startup Tour, Pioneers Festival)• 5+ years strategic/investment consulting and entrepreneurial experience• Deep insight into the CEE early stage market• Track record: Helping 40+ ventures to get international exposure. 5 were exhibited at the Wall Street NYSE. 3 were elected among the best North and Central Eastern European startups (Mcule, MailMill, SooMeta). 2 were elected to the Startup Sauna Roadshow in the Silicon Valley 5
  6. 6. Achievements• 2008 Scientific Student Conference at CUB, Analysis of the discount airlines operating in Hungary, Corporate Economy section, I. place• 2008 Scientific Student Conference at CUB, The impact of E-business on the Hungarian discount airlines industry , E-business section, III. place• 2009 Hungarian National Scientific Student Conference Analysis of the discount airlines operating in Hungary, Corporate analysis and planning section, Extra Award• 2012 Student Conference on e-business II. place, Study on corporate usage of social media• 2011 Elected as a Leader of the Future by The Ambrosetti House, Italy• 2012 Elected as a Youth International Economic Forum and a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum participant based on my professional experience on building entrepreneurial society• 2012 Open Innovations Forum Moscow, Elected as the member of the 100 Innovators Group 6
  7. 7. Let me know if I can help you!Email: balazs.szabo@kairossociety.orgMobile: 0036304530016Blog: 7