The Budapest Enterprise Agency was founded in 1993 by the Municipality of Budapest. Our goal has always been helping businesses – mainly SMEs and startups – in Budapest to grow and to strengthen innovation. Our aim is also to enhance European integration, we strive to achieve that through international projects, smart city solutions and by liaising between the Municipality and the business sphere of Budapest.
BEA has years of experience microfinancing and mentoring local businesses, SMEs. Throughout the course of our history, we have mentored over 500 SMEs and are mentoring 60+ today with the goal of developing the economy of Budapest.
In order to help realize Budapest’s smart city strategy the Smart Budapest Initiative is BEA’s strategic programme to connect political decision makers and representatives of the business sphere.
BEA participates in several international projects and we are proud to be a member, Hungarian board member and certified EU|BIC of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) among the 106 Certified EU|BICs and over 43 Associate members and 20 satellites shaping their global community. EBN is a not-for-profit that serves a pan-European, global community of people that use innovative business as a driver for regional (economic) development. EBN’s initiatives include EU|BIC certification, development and distribution of quality business support programmes, facilitation and initiation of project collaborations, global networking and advocacy for excellent business support actors like the EU|BICs.