We are so happy to have attended the Kreativ Kolozsvar’s event on Startups and Innovation and we are also super excited to be featured in the Penzcsinalok article detailing the event’s presentation. Read an excerpt of it in English, below.
Why is it so hard to find talented young entrepreneurs?
There are very few youngsters who, similarly to us, would start a business because they want to become somebody- it was mentioned at the Kreativ Kolozsvar’s roundtable discussion.
The majority of the attendees agreed that being an entrepreneur provides more freedom and more opportunities. How should we experience being entrepreneurs in Transylvania and in Hungary? The Kreativ Kolozsvar cafe invited four people involved with startups who discussed this topic and shared their experience on the local specificities and responsibilities of an entrepreneur.
The panel discussion was attended by Rácz Attila, the owner of the financial softwares producing Magic Solutions, Dégi Csaba, a lecturer at BBTE, the developer of APSCO application meant to measure and map out the stress in cancer patients and their depression and anxiety, Máthé Zsolt, the founder of Soldigo online store creator platform (former Shoptsie), and Szabó Márton, the former executive director of iWiW. The discussion was moderated by Mostis Gergő.
Beside the fact that all of you deal with startups, there are further similarities you share, and namely the fact that all of you are over thirty. Why is that so? Are the trends reaching us this much later?
“Nowadays the trends hit us just in time, but a few years ago this was quite different”-stated Máthé Zsolt. “When the idea of Soldigo was born in 2007, there were few users that we could address. I had to learn on my own what a startup meant and what it involved, just like I had to learn on my own what seed investor meant. The trends were favourable for us at that point, but we had no mentor who might have opened our eyes to new possibilities or appoint us in the direction of finding answers to our questions. It took me two years to self-educate myself to the point where I had a clear view of the ecosystem”- remembered the founder of Soldigo, who added that currently there are many Romanian events, at Kolozsvar too, that share valuable information and that offer the possibility to meet expert.
This short excerpt has been translated by Biborka Mathe. Read the original article in full in Hungarian here.