Start-Up Career Fair Brings MBAs and New Ventures Together

July 16, 2013

On June 21, CEU Business School held a business start-up career fair for graduating MBA students in partnership with the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and Primus Capital.

Zoltan Bruckner, managing partner and investment director of Primus Capital, who opened the fair alongside Professor Gyorgy Bogel, compared the goal of the fair to the supply-and-demand concept of basic economics, with CEU Business School supplying the talent that the start-ups demand.

Participating companies included Interim Management Resourcing Ltd., Finext Startup, SENSE/NET, iCatapult, Pocket Guide, and Comforce Zrt. The format of the fair allowed MBAs and prospective employers to meet quickly for short interviews. The rapid sequence of conversations ensured that all parties could make as many potential employment connections as possible.

The Start-Up Career Fair exemplifies CEU Business School’s commitment to foster entrepreneurship in a variety of ways: in the classroom, in the CEU InnovationsLab (a business incubator); and by connecting students with start-ups.

Career Services Coordinator Katalin Gelencser says that the school plans to organize similar fairs in the future because participants find them valuable tools for linking students with new ventures in the region. While companies came to the students for this fair, she says, future fairs will take students straight to potential employers.