Today was our first day of visiting businesses. Out first stop was the US Embassy to see Chief Economist Max Gebhardt. Mr. Gerbhart gave a dynamic presentation about American diplomacy and the economy in Hungary. Following the lively discussion at the embassy, we traveled to the quaint First Strudel House. We had a traditional Hungarian meal with chicken ratatouille and potato strudel , along with their world famous apple and cheese strudel. After, we ventured to the world renowned tech start-up to meet with Atilla Balogi the marketing and events coordinator for Prezi. We had an interactive Prezi presentation, where we learned about the company's founding and culture. The building was very large, a mix of traditional old Hungarian architecture and a fun, modern, interior. The only thing better than the beautiful building, was the warm reception from the people. It was the perfect start to an a week of meeting with amazing business leaders.
Nicole Calandrino & Hope Gantner