Simonyi Pitch Competitions

There are 2 Pitch competitions during the 15 week long Simonyi Incubation Program where idea owners present their projects in 2 minutes in front of a jury. The jury consists of ventures capitalists, regional entrepreneurs, speakers of Simonyi Meets the Pros event and professors of the University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics.


The Simonyi Pre-Pitch is held on the 5th or 6th week in every semester. The idea owners present their ideas which assessed by the jury who give them advises in order to improve the ideas.


The Simonyi Final Pitch Competition is the final event of the Incubation Program when business models of incubated business ideas are measured, assessed by the jury. The pitches are to attract funding, involve partner, and sell the concept or simply to validate the product or service. This event is not just the closer of the Incubation Program but again a point of interaction for the members of our ecosystem. The jury announces 4 awards at the end of the event.


  • Simonyi Innovation Award
  • Simonyi Profit Award
  • Simonyi Creativity Award
  • Simonyi Sustainability Award