Mate Tukacs selected for European Innovation Academy

Mate is pictured on the right of the front row

Computing with a Year in Industry student, Mate Tukacs, has been selected to take part in the European Innovation Academy (EIA) this Summer. The EIA, taking place in Nice, France, in July, is a 15-day programme of entrepreneurship education which gives ‘every participant the opportunity to be immersed in the extreme international start-up environment’.

Mate Tukacs’ selection follows his recent success as a joint winner of the Kent Business School Business Start-Up Journey, where he successfully pitched to a panel of entrepreneurs and Business School Directors, winning financial support for his start-up Playlate.com.

Mate said: ‘I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the European Innovation Academy as part of my prize for being a finalist on the Business Start-Up Journey. It is the perfect chance to develop my business and acquire important contacts from all over the world.’

Playlate is an Android and IOS app that allows you to quickly and accurately locate your friends at festivals.

Kent Business Start-Up Journey  is a programme of events, workshops and start-up acceleration activities. It was successfully piloted by Kent Business School during the 2015-16 academic year and involved approximately 200 students.

Mate continued: ‘I think the Business Start-up Journey is an amazing experience and was a well-structured programme. I liked how there was an open day at the very beginning with an amazing speaker that talked to us with passion. The amount of help and guidance mentors gave throughout the Journey was great; KBS brought in some really influential people who devoted their own time to students and gave back to the school.’