Get in the Ring Budapest



Budapest , Hungary



start Nov 24, 2016

end   Nov 24, 2016

2016-11-24 00:00:00 2016-11-24 00:00:00 Europe/Budapest Get in the Ring Budapest Global events Attila Khader khader.attila@enterprise-hungary.com

In Get in the Ring! the battle for investors takes place in the form of a unique show. Two entrepreneurs enter the ring, where they have to convince the jury in five rounds, that their idea or business offers the superior investment possibility. Every round deals with an important topic providing valuable information for investors, customers and potentional partners alike.

Encouraged by the success of previous years, in 2016 Enterprise Hungary organizes one of the most succesful global startup competions, Get in the Ring! (GITR) for the third time.

This year innovators may apply to the contest from 13 Central-Eastern European countries: Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Ukraine and Serbia.

Apply now and introduce your business at an international event!

Application Deadline: 30th of October, 2016.

The winner of the competition in Budapest may participate the GITR Global Finals 
This year more than 5000 participating startups from 100 countries will compete for the valuable prizes and appearance at the Global Finals.

Get in the Ring Budapest will take place on the 24th of November, 2016 at Akvárium Klub where 8 brand new, high potential European startups will compete to be the new champion of Get in the Ring.

Register your ticket and watch the Finals live in Budapest!


Compete against thousands of startups globally, win awards, get exposure and connect with fans to scale up your business.

About this event

Get in the Ring Budapest is a selection event for the Global Startup Competition of the Get in the Ring Foundation. This yearly pitch competition challenges you to show what you’ve got in an actual ring. Through 1-on-1 battles, you will compete for awards, a place in the global final and the attention of potential fans.


Participating in Get in the Ring is not only about winning the competition. Therefore we have a great program:


Pitch Training

Practice your pitch together with peers and get feedback from experts during these training sessions.



Participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed dating sessions with investors and business leaders and discover business opportunities together.



During the selection round you will pitch for a spot on the main stage of the selection event. You will have to pitch in front of an experienced jury and convince them why you should proceed to the next round.


Award show

The highlight of every Get in the Ring event. During the award show the best startups will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the global final.

Why participate
For every participant we have great opportunities:

Millions of fans
Connect with potential fans such as investors, corporates, talent and experts involved
Global exposure
Get global exposure and contacts through a network in 100+ countries
Pitch Perfect
Participate in an exciting and educating process to perfectionize your pitch and get feedback from experts
Global Conference
Win awards and a ticket to the final at the Global Conference in March 2017

„The competition is an excellent networking opportunity. In the last year we managed to develop based on the feedback of the jury and we will soon have our first international customers!” - Péter Szekeres, Neticle GitR Hungary 2014 winner

Startups we are looking for
Get in the Ring is cross-industry. We live by the rule that the future is uncertain and innovation comes from areas you can't foresee.
Whether you are in robotics, software, agriculture or medtech for us it's all good. We do however have a preference for startups that are aiming to make a positive impact in this world.

Requirements Startups
Can you imagine yourself, standing in the ring, battling head-to-head, making fans and do you meet the requirements below? 
Then you're good to go!

  •  Innovative and scalable business idea/model
  •  Launched less than 8 years ago
  •  Pitch fluently in English

  • Previous Winners

    Neticle Technologies

    Winner of Get in the Ring Budapest '14


    Winner of Get in the Ring Budapest '15

    Global Partners



    Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship