Our mission is to improve the Hungarian early-stage funding scene and create a more accessible and flexible capital environment in which the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs can prosper.
Members of Colabs Angels are experienced, successful entrepreneurs and executives who are interested in investing their time and money into new, cutting edge startups. Next to the funding members also provide value by mentoring and coaching the entrepreneurs in whom they invest, serving on their boards, providing contacts and assisting with team building, strategic planning and further fundraising.
Are you looking for in-depth, personalized assistance from Colabs experts? Our experts and specialists are available for consulting engagements within the following areas:
Business planning | Financial planning | Company valuation | Legal / IPR advice | Communication | Marketing
If you are interested in Colabs Venture Consulting, please fill out the contact form and we will invite you for a short meeting. Based on the learnings of the meeting we prepare a personalized quote for the consulting engagement.Contact us
Dr. Gábor Faludi
Commercial, in particular in IPR and E-Commerce law
Dr. Faludi received his JD, summa cum laude, from Eötvös Loránd University Law Faculty in 1976. He obtained his PhD by a thesis on copyright licensing agreement. He also attended Columbia University (graduate of the Summer Program in American Law, 1981).
Dr. Gusztáv Bacher
IPR law and litigation
Received his JD, summa cum laude, from Eötvös Loránd Faculty of State and Legal Science (ELTE) in 1998. Studied at the Faculty of Law in Vienna in 1997 and participated in the Post-Graduate Course on International Trade Law organized by the Asser Instituut, The Hague in 1999. Received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Business Law at the Central European University (CEU) in 2001. Was researcher at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Munich) in 2005.
Dr. Judit Budai
M&A, corporate and project finance, capital markets
Received her JD, from Eötvös Loránd Faculty of State and Legal Science in Budapest in 1991 and an MBA from the Budapest Economic University (BEU) in 1996 in a joint BEU/London Business School program and participated in an EC Law Post Graduate Program of the Center of European Law, School of Law, King's College London in 2004
Dr. Attila Schillinger
Attila Schillinger is the founder and CEO of Empress Tree Marketing (www.empresstreemarketing.com), an international consultancy providing strategic marketing advice for fast growing start-ups. Empress Tree also works with venture capital firms enhancing the value of their portfolio investments. Attila is one of the founding partners and former managing director of Avantgarde Group (www.avantgarde.hu), the leading independent Public Relations, Public Affairs and Digital consultancy in Hungary. Attila serves as the chairman of the European Board of NESsTan international non-profit organization that develops sustainable social enterprise and advises its portfolio investments.
Attila has more than 15 years of experience in business communications, serving as managing director for various leading PR consultancies. Prior to returning to Hungary in 2003, he was managing director of Waggener Edstrom GmbH, Germany from 2000-2001 he served as Associate Board Director for AUGUST.ONE Communication, based in London.From 1997-1999, he worked for The Rowland Company, first as managing director in Hungary, later as Business Development Director in London.
Attila was named one of the top 40 rising PR professionals in the world by PR Week New York. He graduated from ELTE Law School in Budapest then received a Masters degree in Public Relations from Ball State University, United States. He was appointed adjunct professor at the Budapest Business School in 2010.
Born and raised in Birmingham, UK, he spent most of my working life in Birmingham and London. Following on a number of intriguing coincidences he was offered the opportunity of coming to Budapest
Having spent over ten years living and working within the CEU region, predominantly based in Budapest, Mark gained considerable business and intercultural experience both in working with and leading successful teams in a variety of business environments including Marketing, Business development and customer service.
The Brit was set up to assist both individuals and organisations with their communication needs, both in terms of their language usage but also with a keen focus on cultural differences and methods of communicating effectively for business purposes. My method (3 C’s – Concept, Context and Communicate) has proven an effective method of activating the passive language knowledge thereby increasing the delegates’ confidence and communication potential.
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