Young Hungarians more upbeat, but few expect to found firms
Young Hungarians have improved career expectations, and while 48% of them regularly consider the idea of starting their own business, about 75% believe that they will end up as an employee instead, according to results of a poll by Bridge Budapest announced yesterday.
A screen grab of the Bridge Budapest site.
The third such survey of young peopleʼs attitudes toward Hungaryʼs start-up culture was completed last year, and results of the survey were presented by Bridge Budapest CEO Veronika Pistyur on Jazzy Radio this morning.
“Young Hungarians’ career expectations improved compared to data from 2013,” according to the Bridge Budapest web site, “58% of them are satisfied with their current job and 65% of them count on a secure job in Hungary this year. 85% are sure that they will be successful in life.”
Bridge Budapest seeks to encourage young people to find success in Hungary, and their survey showed that awareness of successful Hungarian companies is improving. “Though in 2013, only 12% knew world famous companies which started out from Hungary, this year, the number rose to 27%,” the website said.
According to their website: “Bridge Budapest is a nonprofit organization founded by Hungarian startups Prezi, Ustream, NNG and LogMeIn to motivate young people with their own example, showing them that with hard work and some luck they too can achieve global success from Hungary.”
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