Danube Cup is committed to quality in entrepreneurship and startup education, to facilitate knowledge sharing among instructors and researchers and to promote international cooperation. The Corvinus University of Budapest organized, together with the Faculty of Economics of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the first Danube Cup Conference in 2022 and received an impressive number of presenter applications. The conference was opened by Prof. Dr. Előd Takáts, the Rector of Corvinus University and Prof. Dr. János Levendovszky, the Vice-Rector for Science and Innovation of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME).
In the morning panel, 26 English language academic presentations were given on entrepreneurship education, scheduled in 5 sections. Representatives of the highest ranked business and management universities of the region presented their research results and shared their best practices in education. Head of sections were
After the well-deserved lunch break, different interesting programs were offered to the participants. Accelerators Health Venture Lab and Startup Business Launchpad introduced themselves.
At a ‘Meet the editors’ section, Prof. Elisabeth Berger, co-editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, introduced the journal and the requirements of publishing on Q1 level in a short presentation. Moreover, Danube Cup also provides full paper publication possibilities to the speakers in the special issues of three journals (Society and Economy; Information Society; Review of Economic Theory and Policy).
At the end of the Danube Cup Conference, the state of entrepreneurship education was discussed from an international perspective in a roundtable discussion with Kati Orbán, (Corvinus alumna/founder of GoMomGo); Elisabeth Berger, Head of the Entrepreneurship Institute at Johannes Kepler University in Linz; Sean Patrick Saßmannshausen, Professor, Head of Department and Head of the Technology Transfer Office at OTH Regensburg; Pál Danyi, associate professor at BME.
Danube Cup conference 2022 Awards
The conference organizers awarded a prize to the best presentation. Each section head assessed the presentations according to an evaluation form which was prepared for them. Scores were calculated and the best presenter with the highest score received a certificate. The aim here was to encourage research on entrepreneurship and startup-related topics and the sharing of best practices.
The Danube Cup conference 2022 Best Presentation Award went to Benjamin Monsorno from WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Austria.
Benjamin presented in section 3 about the ‘Industrial Business Model Innovation’ course. This is one of the application-oriented project courses at the Institute at WU Vienna. The course aims to deepen and extend the students’ theoretical and entrepreneurial skills through practical application to a real case. With the innovative syllabus, WU educators managed to set up a group-based course on real and relevant projects in close cooperation with project partners under the supervision of the course instructors and practical coaches. Work progress will be documented and evaluated throughout the course. Danube Cup conference section heads and the academic chair found that the course and the demonstration of the results, the preparation work and the academic embedding made the presentation a benchmark for all entrepreneurship educators. Congratulations to Benjamin and his colleagues!
The ‘Danube Cup Best Educator’ award went to Dr. Pál Danyi, an associate professor at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Pál has been giving lectures in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Pricing, and Information Management. As an experienced entrepreneur, he has founded several startups working in pricing-based areas and is also an expert advisor for DynamOPricing Ltd., which focuses on dynamic pricing techniques.
He is a co-founder of the Danube Cup initiative, which has organized startup pitch competitions for students since 2016 and served as chief organizer of the international Danube Cup pitch competition final events in 2019 and 2021.
Pál is committed to Danube Cup and entrepreneurship education. He is generous with his time and resources; he has been doing his best to strengthen entrepreneurship education for years. Even the Covid period could not distract Pál from his goal of putting the Danube Cup on an international footing. This beautiful statue is a reminder that hard work pays off.
Danube Cup Conference on Entrepreneurship/Startup Education 2023
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Danube Cup conference will be organized in 2023 at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade. Academic chair in charge: Prof. Sandra Jednak, Vice-Dean for International Cooperation.
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