Innovation can spring out of anywhere

Together we can build them into successful ventures

Can’t think of anything else but your startup?
Friends are all bored with your world-changing ideas?
We need you here!

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What is mideas?

mideas is a platform for innovation:
It is the place where the idea meets investment
If you have a concept that is not only unique but can also become a profitable business anywhere in the world, mideas will provide funding and the necessary business mentoring that you need to build a globally successful business.

What does mideas offer?

  • everything you will need to start:
    expertise, capital and an extensive business network
  • guidance to navigate through the perilous start-up journey
  • a real business partner with dedicated attention and support
  • freedom to make all important decisions
  • perspective: this can really be done!

Expectation from you

  • dare to dream big
  • choose your own path
  • think out of the box
  • look for links and understand the context
  • believe in yourself
  • be just a little stubborn, stand up for your ideas
  • be persistent
  • never give up
  • change the world

What are our goals?

We want to meet talented innovators who think about globally scalable businesses. The goal of mideas is to help achieve business success from round 0. We are a loyal partner that shares the same interests with you: we want to start profitable business locally and abroad that will be sustainable on the long run.

What are the most important steps?

  • register to access our superb communication platform
  • introduce yourself on your personal profile
  • draft your idea using the downloadable business plan
  • if we like what we see, you will be invited for a personal meeting. Convince us there.
  • get used to teamwork:
  • during the cooperation phase the mideas team will guide the project through the pitfalls of business. If the concept proves to be viable, we establish the company with you and provide the necessary financing.
  • prepare yourself to become a startup entrepreneur and see your dream turning into reality.

Sounds easy, right? Well, it won’t be but trust us your efforts will be rewarded.


Under no circumstances will we share any information uploaded through the mideas web site with third parties nor will we use that without the involvement and approval of the inventor.

The mideas system automatically creates a Confidentiality Statement where we pledge to treat all shared data and information strictly confidential. Furthermore we state that we will not violate any intellectual property that was shared with us.

Adherence to the Confidentiality Statement is secured by the Pannon Startup Foundation.

What do we expect from you?

What are the conditions for application?

You must be a Hungarian citizen over 18 years of age living either in or outside Hungary. Other nationals are also welcome to apply but they must reside in Hungary.

You must have a good idea that has international potential. Have you already started on the execution? Not a problem, we like self-starters.

We also like and give preferential considerations to students, entry-level candidates and young professionals.

How the selection is done?

You need to upload all your application data through the mideas web site.
After registration, fill out the downloadable business plan sheet.
Upload the complete business plan and other explanatory materials you may have.
We evaluate two main aspects of your concept: the innovation’s novelty factor and global scalability.
First round results will be sent to the applicants by email not later than 90 days from the application.

The second round includes a personal presentation where the applicants can introduce their idea in detail.

Our experienced team selects the most promising applicants and starts working with them. If the project proves to be viable, our decision makers will provide the necessary financing as well as follow-on investment opportunities if necessary.

Closing of an investment does not mean the end of the mideas program. We continuously support our entrepreneurs throughout their journey.

How does mideas help?

We work closely with our selected entrepreneurs supporting them with:

  • starting capital
  • mentoring from successful entrepreneurs
  • useful business and legal network
  • help with administrative tasks
  • strategy consulting
  • international market access support
  • later stage fundraising


Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see what others wanted to know about mideas that might be useful for you.
If you haven’t found your answer, feel free to ask us!
Registered users are encouraged to post their questions through the profile page as it speeds things up.

The Pannon Startup Foundation

The Pannon Startup Foundation acts as the supervisory body of the mideas program. It aims to monitor the processes to ensure that the program’s goals are fulfilled.

Its responsibility includes the protection of intellectual property that applicants share with mideas and what is guaranteed by Confidentiality Agreements furthermore it aims to preserve the ethical nature of the cooperation between founders and other stakeholders.

Pannon Startup Business Development Foundation
1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi str. 60/B
tax num. 18595824-1-43
warrant num.: 7.Pk.60.734/2013/3


”We want to create opportunities that we weren’t fortunate enough to get in our early days. We aim to put our financial and social capital in good use by helping entrepreneurs create global value through building fantastic companies. For this aim we roll up our sleeves and work on the ground if needed.”

Roland Kiss

With an economics degree and almost twenty years of experience in banking and finance Roland is an experienced startup investor who runs The Pannon Startup Foundation, mideas and is the CEO of Hitelpont Zrt.

György Simon

An expert with economics background and more than 15 years in the financial sector (banking and M&A transactions) György founded and successfully sold companies in IT and media domains. Currently, he devotes most of his time to establishing a solid entrepreneurial culture in Hungary by working in mideas.