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Empowering Women in Agrifood programme's 2022 Hungarian edition finished with a great pitching event!

It was not only a usual pitching event but a place full of enthusiastic and inspiring women entrepreneurs. After the work that was done during last 6 months, the Mentees presented their business ideas in front of a public audience and the jury. They all were excited about their proposed solutions. The participant's progress was tremendous, the mentoring programme was worth it. Participants gained useful skills for maintaining and improving their businesses. The EWA programme definitely had a big impact in the Hungarian region, these courageous women entrepreneurs are rocking!

12 Dec 2022
EIT Food North & East

Tamás Müller, Founder of and Women Startup Competitions opened the event with an introductory speech.

After that, Aleksandra Bara, the coordinator of the EWA programme for Northern and Eastern Europe had a keynote speech, she encouraged the Mentees to continue the work that they had started. Then she shared with the audience the vision of EIT Food: a world where everybody can access and enjoy sustainable, safe, and healthy food, with trust and fairness from farm to fork. She also talked about the opportunities that EIT Food programmes provide, like EIT Jumpstarter, EIT Food Accelerator Network, Seedbed Incubator, Test Farms, Sales Booster, Supernovas. It was a pleasure to meet with Aleksandra, her presentation was such a great inspiration for everyone.

Afterward, the jury members introduced themselves to the audience:

Following this, we had the pitching section, where the following Mentees presented their business ideas:

  • Tünde Udvarnoki, Founder of COMPOT
  • Anita Képíró, Founder of Borecet

During the coffee break, there was a room for networking. The Mentees and the Mentors had the chance to get to know each other better and learn more about the presented ideas.

We had a long jury session because all the pitches were great, and it was a tough decision time. During the evaluation session, Tamás Turcsán, founder of, and advisor at shared his stories with the audience.

But finally, we could announce the winners!

The 1. place, with a prize of 10 000 euros goes to Tünde Udvarnoki, the founder of COMPOT and the 2. place, with the prize of 5 000 euros goes to Katalin Réthy, the founder of Szezon Kert.

Mentors, who supported our mentees during the last 6 months: Levente Vöröss, Tamás Turcsán Péter, Andrea Kurucz, Rita Szerencsés, Éva Tornyánszki, Viktor Borbély, Balázs Horváth, György Káli, Nikoletta Takács, Dóra Nagy. Being a mentor is not an easy thing. Mentoring means different things for different people... like technical and business development, personal development, and core skills.

We are delighted about the EWA Programme! Thank you for the opportunity!

For more information, please contact:

Tamás Müller,


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