Levente Varga is the founder and CEO of SaveSarah, a Budapest-based start-up that helps to find people with drones and mobile devices.
After finishing his MSc in information technology and British and American Studies, Levente started his career in the Netherlands. He spent five years working in industry automation projects in the United States, Finland, China, Belgium, and the Netherlands in different roles from senior development of automation and robotics software products to technical writing of Inther Academy and liaising with customers.
After 5 years, Levente returned to Hungary to work for the United Nations as a Senior Learning Solutions Assistant at UNHCR, where he was responsible for organising a broad range of IT trainings globally for staff members and for the product management of the organisation's mobile learning solutions as well.
Levente took a turn to entrepreneurial life 3 years later and founded his software development company. Together with his brother, Peter, he developed Gamoteca, a gamified mobile learning platform (Angular, Ionic, NodeJS), which is still used by ILO, Humanitarian Academy, and other international organisations.
In 2016, he started working full time on the start-up, SaveSarah (previously known as DroneIQ), which programmes drones for life saving. The development of the platform began within the Startup Chile programme and since 2017 it has continued in Hungary.
His team was awarded the Startup Live first prize and in the Smart City challenge by IBM and in the MundiLab program in Madrid run by Munich Re, was one of the winning start-ups at Reimagine Drones programme in Barcelona, and was among the best 20 start-ups in Startup Bootcamp InsurTech London and the best teams of the Design Terminal Techlab program and the Smart City program by the Budapest Enterprise Agency.
Levente is also member of Drones Work Group of the European Emergency Number Association and selected member in EENA's CrisisTech program looking to innovate emergency management.
Chairman and Director
Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative, Office of the Prime Minister of Israel
Expert on Digitalisation and Autonomous Transport Systems
UITP - International Association of Public Transport
Head of Brussels Office and Head of European Affairs Department
German Association of the Automotive Industry
Coordinator of South Moravian Integrated Public Transport System
SOLEZ INTERREG Programme
Department of Urban Planning and Design, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination
Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary (TBC)