SEED – 30 years for
the development of domestic
“Our mission is to promote the sustainable economy and equal opportunities by developing an ethical, conscious and effective entrepreneurial attitude.”
The Foundation for Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) was founded in 1990 by entrepreneurial representative groups, higher education institutions, financial institutions and ministries with the aim of providing methodological background and concrete support for the development of small businesses in Hungary.
In the 30 years since its establishment, the SEED Foundation has been involved in numerous national and international research, methodological development and adaptation projects in order to offer services more and more relevant to the development needs of the target groups.
The Executive Director of the SEED Foundation, Zsuzsanna Lakatosné Lukács, is also personally committed to the development of a conscious small and medium-sized entrepreneurial layer by considering important the development of entrepreneurial competences and knowledge being available at all levels of education, in the spirit of the lifelong learning.
As a research and methodological workshop, we are collecting and analysing the needs and market position of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, we are developing programs and training courses to address their challenges and moreover we are adapting international best practices as well.
We act as a bridge between founding and business development organisations as well as businesses.
We transmit and facilitate the transfer of entrepreneurial knowledge through our programs for entrepreneurs, as well as by organizing licensed and short courses and trainings.
SMEs facing the challenges of digitalisation
Generation changing family businesses
Ministry for Innovation and Technology
Ministry of Agriculture
Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists
Hungarian Association of Craftmen’s Corporations
Hungarian Industrial Association
National Association of Merchants and Caterers
National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers – Corvinus University of Budapest
Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Kármen Dr. Billo
Members of the Board of Trustees: Rita Dr. Szép- Tüske, Tamás József Bánkuty, Gábor Árpád Kőszegi, Béla Vörös, Zsolt István Nagy, Tamás Móró
Members of the Supervisory Committee: László Ferenc Soltész (chairman), Eszter Purczeld, Endréné Számadó
Auditor: István Tolnai
We preserve the memory with gratitude and love of Ágnes Dr. Tibor (managing director), Péter Szirmai (member of the board of trustees), Teréz Laki (chairman of the Board of Trustees), Ágnes Vajda (member of the Board of Trustees), Imre Gáspár (member of the Board of Trustees), Imre Sándor (chairman of the Board of Trustees), Anna Horváth (expert, trainer, business development consultant).