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The Hipther Journal by Zoltán – episode 3 (don’t let anyone tell you that it can’t be done)

As we slowly approach the end of 2021 and do the leap into the new year, I would like to share some of the things I’ve learned in the past year.

First up, I want to tell you that those motivational quotes that you can find out are 100% true. You should never let anyone tell you that it can’t be done. Oh, actually you can let them spell out the words, but the sounds enter one ear and leave on the other, without leaving any trace in your conscious brain and thoughts.

In 2021, I challenged myself to do more exercise. I think this is some sort of popular idea in which many engage when the calendar is reset to a new year. The idea was to run more often and include some cycling sessions.

As you may know or not know, I only talk about things when they are done. I don’t like making new years resolutions, instead, I try to focus on achievements and improvements while planning ahead.

I am wired to never stop and pursue the impossible, so I’ve entered the European Duathlon Championship for 2 sessions, Standard and Sprint, to make the year more interesting. I say, make the year more interesting, as 2021 was going to be a year in which we planned to host 22 virtual conferences and work on several new projects.

Today, on 30 December, I am pleased to say that we managed to host all 22 virtual conferences and have managed to launch HIPTHER TV, the HIPTHER Android App, and worked on improving our social networking platform, WireUp (Android App is in testing, you can help us by giving feedback here). 

Overall, it was one of our best years at HIPTHER and we have also managed to further grow the number of the #hipthers working in our team. In 2022 we celebrate 15 years of the company’s activities and I am pleased to say that we have huge plans for further growth and we will bring many ideas to life.

Alright, so back to the not giving up part. You can imagine what it’s like to juggle so many projects and give 110% to all of them while trying to maintain your mental health. Now comes the fun part, the training. I decided to train on my own and created a training plan based on information pulled out from different running articles and happy to say that I’ve seen the results of vigorous training.

The reason I’m sharing this with you is that I found an interesting parallel between training for a Duathlon and running a business in such periods. The hard work you put in day by day can go a long way and there is no reason to stop and turn back. Once you go enter grind mode, you only exit when you are done. And, you are never the done.

If you are working in online media and doing conferences, this is the perfect way to put it. You always have to be in the game, be in your best shape and even if things get really really hard, you must never stop and you need to keep going.

This is similar to my experience this year with the European Duathlon Championship. Even if I was considered an underdog in my category or overall in the contest, I’ve still fought hard and finished both races. All I can say is that I’ve applied some of the things I’ve learned in 2020 about running a business and projected it to my struggle during the race.

I’ve deliberately used the featured image from the finish list in the Standard Duathlon as this was one hell of a fight. During the race, I’ve been to the depths of hell and came back much stronger than ever. You can see it on my face, it’s been a hard fight for me, and ready for more action. It’s similar to the end of 2021. A hard year where we learned a lot and put in a lot of work to fight our way up among the large international brands who always have an advantage over us. One thing is certain, we will never stop and there is no giving up.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I don’t like making new years resolutions, but I can reveal that in 2022 we are adding a weekly podcast to our activities and slowly relaunching our in-person conferences in Prague, the Baltics, Budapest, and Milan while adding more features such as virtual conference viewing in the metaverse. The #hipthers will have even more surprises by Q2.

On a personal level, I am now training for the 2022 World Duathlon Championships in the Standard, Sprint, and Cross sessions.

So, whenever you are reading this, I wish you all an awesome 2022, and don’t forget this one thing, never let anyone tell you that it can’t be done!

In the end, here is a great quote I’ve found which embed both doing sports and running a business:

It’s very hard at the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” — George Sheehan, M.D., author of Going the Distance

Press Releases

The #hipthers launch weekly podcast

We are excited to reveal our latest project, the HIPTHER Talks.

#HIPTHERTalks is a weekly podcast about life, technology, entertainment, and business in general. Things in our focus: deep tech, mental health, community initiatives, artificial intelligence, blockchain, gaming and gambling, esports, augmented reality, virtual reality, marketing, creative thinking, fintech, and many more.

The talks are hosted by #hipthers Zoltan “Hawkie” Tundik, Alex Marginean, and Gaspar “Jasper” Incze.

The weekly podcast is available on all popular podcasting and streaming platforms, and the first episode is scheduled for 3 January 2022.

Subscribe to the notifications on your favorite platform(s): https://hipther.com/podcast/

Press Releases

HIPTHER Agency welcomes Aurel Cantor in the Sales team and Hunor Pál in the Content team

We are excited to welcome more #hipthers on board and continue our growth.

The latest announced #hipthers are Aurel Cantor and Hunor Pál.

The #hipthers are active on three continents (Europe, North America, and South America) and cater content for multiple industries such as Entertainment, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.

Aurel is joining the Sales team and will manage the ever-growing portfolio of services offered by our agency. Having a Data Entry and Accounts Payable background, Aurel is a perfect fit for the agency’s culture. You can reach Aurel at [email protected].

As a B2B Sales Executive, Aurel is in charge of providing the best possible advertising opportunities for HIPTHER Agency clients and prospects on all media outlets owned and operated by the #hipthers.

Hunor Pál is joining the agency as Content Editor on PICANTE.Today and is in charge of showcasing the awesome speakers and moderators from the agency meetups, summits and conferences.

Hunor studies biomedical engineering at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. He is an open-minded person, always willing to try new things and give back something to the community through his work. He has participated in several volunteering activities and is currently working in event organization of the Hungarian Students Union of Cluj (HSUC), the Hungarian Students’ Union of Romania (HSUR), and ÉRTED, a Transylvanian Hungarian student initiative working in the fields of culture, science, economy, and environment.

You can reach Hunor at [email protected].

“There is certainly some satisfaction when seeing a company grow. However, it’s even more exciting to shape these minds and convert them into #hipthers. With this occasion I would like to welcome Aurel and Hunor to our awesome team”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

Press Releases

HIPTHER Agency launches eSports Connect, a dedicated eSports news portal

We are excited to announce the launch of a new portal.

eSportsConnect.gg will enter into the #hipthers circuit of our content distribution network and focus on sharing the latest news, press releases of the fast-growing eSports industry and beyond.

We are active on three continents (Europe, North America, and South America) and cater content for multiple industries such as Entertainment, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.

“We have been covering the eSports industry and overall eSports-related news for well over 4 years and we have now decided that it makes sense to have a dedicated portal. This way we can provide much deeper coverage of this fast-growing industry and of course attract the right audience”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

Hipther Agency consists of 15 news outlets that cover news from around the world and a portfolio of conferences that cover five continents (North America, Central America, South America, Caribbean, and Europe). Besides the news outlets, the agency owns and maintains HIPTHER TV (on-demand video collection) and WireUp.Zone (online networking platform).

Next month, the team brings you the opportunity to dive into quality discussions in multiple industries during the HIPTHER FESTIVAL XXI between 8-12 November. For more details visit www.hiptherfestival.com

For further marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (Sales Manager at Hipther Agency).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

To receive constant updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

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Save the date for HIPTHER FESTIVAL XXI, the virtual show that brings together multiple industry leaders in Europe and North America

  • Join the world’s leading companies in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Fintech, Climate, Virtual Reality, Marketing, Education Technology, FashionTech, Gaming, eSports, and more…

We are gearing up to host the second edition of the HIPTHER FESTIVAL, a virtual-only event that was born in 2020 and attracts a plethora of industry representatives from all across the world.

HIPTHER FESTIVAL XXI will span over 5 days between 8-12 November, and the sessions can be joined via ZOOM, YouTube, or in NEOS Metaverse in collaboration with ViARsys.

The event will be joined by +6000 online participants, and over 200 experts speakers will share the virtual stages.

Here is a short breakdown of the conferences you can attend during the full week of knowledge sharing:

  • TECH Conference Americas – 8 November
  • TECH Conference Europe – 9 November
  • PICANTE MARKETING Summit – 10 November
  • European Gaming Q4 Meetup – 11 November
  • Gaming Americas Q4 Meetup – 12 November

Register here for free!

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We are very excited about the second edition of HIPTHER FESTIVAL, a yearly virtual-only conference which gathers all our contacts from the multiple industries we cater news and quality content for. The festival also gives us the opportunity to introduce a new conference in our now global tech conference series, the TECH Conference Americas, an event that complements our European TECH conference and will pave the way for our strategy in 2022 and beyond. To add to the excitement we are happy to share all the content via virtual reality thanks to our friends at ViARsys. Make sure to mark your calendar for this awesome gathering of representatives from multiple jurisdictions and industries” stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

The HIPTHER FESTIVAL focuses on some of the most talked-about industries and is powered by our agency’s media outlets.

Here are some of the sessions that can be found in the draft agenda:

TECH CONFERENCE SERIES (8-9 NOVEMBER)

  • ETHICALLY DESIGNED TECHNOLOGY & DEMYSTIFYING DECENTRALIZED FINANCE
  • ESPORTS ON THE RISE, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR TECH COMPANIES IN NORTH AMERICA
  • INVESTMENT IN AI AND SPORTS
  • IS THERE ANY BUSINESS VALUE FROM AI
  • AI FOR HUMANS AND THE PLANET
  • FIRESIDE CHAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY
  • HOW IS GEN Z ADAPTING TO ONLINE LEARNING AND LESS IN-PERSON SOCIALIZING
  • PLANNING FOR AN IMMERSIVE WORKPLACE
  • PREPARING FOR A NEW REALITY (METAVERSE, EDTECH)
  • FIRESIDE CHAT CYBERSECURITY: AFTERMATH OF A BREACH
  • INSPIRING WOMEN IN TECH
  • THE NFT REVOLUTION FOR FASHION, LUXURY & THE METAVERSE
  • AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES / DRIVING INNOVATION
  • AIOT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

PICANTE MARKETING SUMMIT (10 NOVEMBER)

  • THE AGE OF ON-DEMAND VIDEOS
  • GEN Z MARKETING
  • MARKETING IN AN ERA OF REMOTE WORKING
  • WORKING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
  • THE ROLE AI IS PLAYING FOR MARKETING

EUROPEAN GAMING Q4 MEETUP (11 NOVEMBER)

  • REGULATION OUTLOOK IN EUROPE
  • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND SUSTAINABILITY
  • FIRESIDE CHAT – EXPLORING THE WORLD: GAMING IN AFRICA
  • LIVE CASINO ON THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT. WHERE ARE WE AT?
  • NORDIC UPDATES
  • DISRUPTING SPORTS BETTING AND CASINO MARKETING, BARRIERS, AND RESULTS

GAMING AMERICAS Q4 MEETUP (12 NOVEMBER)

  • RECENT UPDATES FROM LATIN AMERICA
  • REGULATION OUTLOOK IN LATAM
  • US LEGISLATION ROUND-UP
  • THE CANADIAN GAMING INDUSTRY UPDATES WITH CHANTAL CIPRIANO
  • INVESTOR TALKS: ENDING 2021 WITH A BANG AND PREPARING FOR 2022

The event is sponsored by Altenar, All-In Global, nanocosmos, Play’n GO, PLANZER LAW, and Nordic Gambling.

Hipther Agency has been among the first conference organizers that have shifted to just virtual events back in March 2020 and the team keeps growing its portfolio of conferences and content distribution network.

 

Press Releases

The #hipthers launch HIPTHER TV, video platform for multiple industries

Newly launched video platform targets several industries such as Entertainment, Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports, and many more.

Just before we host our yearly HIPTHER FESTIVAL, the team is happy to unveil a new platform, HIPTHER TV.

HIPTHER TV is a collection of videos from several industries, which are fetched from our leading conferences and future updates are already planned in order to facilitate video uploading and sharing by registered users.

The platform complements the offering of our agency as we are also heavily engaged in populating our very own social media platform, WireUp.Zone.

“We are excited to launch a new platform dedicated to content sharing and even if we are not the first ones to do so, we hope that it will be helpful for professionals from multiple industries to view and hear quality content. In time, the platform’s features will be enriched in order to allow controlled third party content sharing”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

We invite you to browse our collection of videos and relive the moments that were offered by leading experts.

Since we have you here, we would like to invite you to review our android news app on the Play Store.

To receive constant updates from Hipther Agency and conference agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

For sponsorship/speaking inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) at [email protected]

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency) at [email protected]

Press Releases

HIPTHER Agency welcomes Gáspár Incze (a.k.a. Jasper or The Kid) to the editorial team

The team at HIPTHER Agency, a leading media/news organization and boutique-style conference specialist (digital and in-person), is excited to announce that starting this August, Gáspár Incze will join the team as Content Editor.

The #hipthers are active on three continents (Europe, North America, and South America) and cater content for multiple industries such as Entertainment, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.

Gáspár, a.k.a. Jasper or The Kid, is the youngest member of the team. Currently a university student, he is studying management at Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Gáspár participated in several social initiatives, having volunteered as a tour guide at the Teleki Castle in the village of Gornești and currently working at ÉRTED, a Transylvanian Hungarian student initiative committed to community work, mainly in the cultural, scientific, economic, and environmental areas.

As a content editor and author, Gáspár is in charge of producing quality content on some of the media outlets owned and operated by the #hipthers, in particular on PICANTE.today, TheBlockchainExaminer.com, TheFintechBuzz.com, Roboticulized.com, and GrassNews.net.

“We are always excited to welcome new team members who are closely connected to our culture of doing things. Having fresh energy around the office and directing this energy to our readers is part of our mission and will be continuously part of our future”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

“I am glad to be joining Hipther and be part of such a friendly team with a spirit of initiative. I have always wanted to educate myself in a range of areas. I believe working at the agency complements my studies and sets me off on a journey towards becoming a more knowledgeable and informed person. Being able to share this knowledge with the readers is the cherry on top”, commented Gáspár Incze, Content Editor-Author at Hipther Agency.

 

Press Releases

GameOn and Hipther Agency enter strategic partnership

 

iGaming marketing and PR agency to provide editorial support for publisher’s magazines and events; Sarah Blackburn joins Way Seers Board for European Gaming and Gaming Americas

GameOn, the leading iGaming marketing, and PR agency have entered into a strategic partnership with Hipther Agency, the organization behind some of the industry’s biggest media publications and virtual summits and events.

Under the partnership, GameOn director Sarah Blackburn will also join the Way Seers Board for European Gaming and Gaming Americas and will provide content guidance and support for each brand’s online portal and events.

The Way Seers Board consists of industry heavyweights including Nadiya Attard (director of sales at Push Gaming) Charmaine Hogan (head of regulatory affairs at Playtech) and Sissel Weitzhandler (head of legal and compliance at Play’n Go).

Their role is to help shape the content published across European Gaming and Gaming Americas, and to set the agenda for the series of Quarterly Meetups, Mini Meetups, and Gaming Summits set to take place this year.

Zoltán Tűndik, co-founder and head of business at Hipther Agency, said: “GameOn is a truly pioneering digital marketing and PR company that has provided support to some of the largest organizations in the sector for more than a decade.

“We are thrilled to be able to tap into its knowledge and experience and use it to shape our editorial strategies as well as the agendas for our Meetups and Gaming Summits. Sarah is a true industry specialist and a great asset to the Hipther Agency.”

Sarah Blackburn, director of GameOn, said: “We are honored to have entered into this strategic partnership with Hipther Agency and for me to join the Way Seers Board for European Gaming and Gaming Americas to provide support alongside some of the biggest names in the business.

“The past 12 months have undoubtedly changed conferences and summits, and I am excited to play my part in ensuring the Meetups and expos run by Hipther Agency deliver the education, value, and networking that delegates are seeking.”

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You are invited to the International Women’s Day initiative by the #hipthers (online meetup on Diversity and Inclusion)

    • Hipther Agency announces virtual meetup with more than 30 strong women of TECH and Compliance

    The #hipthers are already taking on the year 2021 with full strength and the focus is on continuous growth and expansions. But, besides juggling several projects simultaneously, the team is not forgetting about International Women’s Day.

    In our days, technology companies are implementing initiatives for underrepresented employees, providing training on how to create inclusive environments and mitigate biases, integrating diversity and inclusion best practices into all candidate, employee, customer, and vendor programs, connecting with the communities to recruit diverse talent and much more!

    This is why the hipthers have decided to put together a virtual meetup on the 8th of March which will focus on Diversity and Inclusion. The meeting will be hosted via ZOOM between 9:30 CET – 11:30 CET.

    The meetup is free to attend and you can register on the following link: https://techconference.eu/register-now/

    The registration will also grant you access to the upcoming TECH Conference Europe Spring Edition, which will take place on the 16 of March. More details here.

    The 3 hours meeting gives the opportunity to hear and engage with female tech & compliance leaders, while also contributing to a forward-thinking discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    Among the already confirmed names, you will find:

    • Jovita Gabniene – Dispute Resolution & Entertainment Attorney at Ellex Valiunas (moderator)
    • Vilija Buteniene – COO and Co-founder at Insoftia (moderator)
    • Roxana Nasoi – Strategic Advocate for Privacy and Open Source. CSO at i25s ApS (Tagion Protocol)
    • Teuta Oruci – Founder at CleanTech360
    • Amy Peck – Founder & CEO at EndeavorVR
    • Kamile Kliukiene – COO at Reaching For Zero
    • Mihaela Ulieru – President at IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy
    • Ana Georgieva – Recruitment and Employee Engagement Specialist at IT Labs
    • Martina Filipović – Senior Marketing Manager at Softray Solutions
    • Sima Baktas – Founder of Crypto Women Turkey
    • Aysun Ekşioğlu – Co-founder at E-Sports Women Turkey
    • Bakk Ágnes – Immersive Media Researcher at Random Error Studio
    • Ana-Maria Baciu – Managing Partner at Simion & Baciu Law Firm
    • Lyubomira Petrova – Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay
    • Lee-Ann Johnstone – CEO & Founder at AffiliateINSIDER

    More names are being added daily! So make sure you do not miss out on this unique opportunity.

    TECH Conference Europe series

    Additionally, the team is adapting all the tech industry conferences to virtual mode. Thus, in 2021 all editions of TECH Conference Europe and the PICANTE Marketing Summit will be held online, the calendar looking the following way:

    • March 16, 2021 – TECH Conference Spring (Virtual)
    • June 15, 2021 – TECH Conference Baltics (Virtual)
    • July 21, 2021 – PICANTE MARKETING Summit (Virtual)
    • October 21, 2021 – TECH Conference Europe (Autumn Edition) – Virtual

    To receive constant updates about the registration opening and agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

    For sponsorship/speaking inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) at [email protected]agency

    For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency) at [email protected]

Press Releases

Hipther Agency launches WireUp B2B networking platform

Parent brand of PICANTE, European Gaming, and Gaming Americas launches virtual networking option

Hipther Agency, the parent brand of multiple leading news outlets including PICANTE, European Gaming, and Gaming Americas, has announced the launch of WireUp, a social networking platform that enables like-minded industry professionals to connect.

Offering a space to share ideas, create groups, video meetings, chat functions, and conference hosting, the platform is also ideal for B2B companies looking to increase their brand exposure, as well as share their news, updates, and services.

Providing users with a Facebook and Linkedin inspired UX, WireUp has been developed to be as intuitive and user-friendly as possible to deliver a first-class networking service tailored to the ongoing business environment.  

The profile-creation process has been designed to be instantly seamless, all content from WireUp can also be shared externally across social channels, as well as allowing users to share posts via WhatsApp.

WireUp’s Business suite will also allow brands to post their own content via the platform, as well as a series of premium advertising options. From 2021, companies will also be able to host their own webinars, as well as virtual conferences.

Commenting on WireUp’s launch, Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder of Hipther agency said:

“Like wires in a circuit, we are all just single lines and when connected together, the magic happens. With the use of the platform, we want to be able to tie together single wires in order to create a network of industry connections.

“With the hiatus in live-events ongoing, we want WireUp to offer the next-best alternative to ensure you can start connecting, interacting, and networking whenever you like with the rest of the gaming industry and beyond.

“Our plan is to ensure we can provide a one-stop-shop for the industry to share its latest news and meet like-minded professionals in gaming and beyond – we look forward to seeing you there!”  

Already beta-tested, WireUp first went live during the first part of Hipther festival in October, with user feedback rigorously analyzed and applied via the enhancement of the platform’s code and UI.

Hipther Agency plans to continue rolling out a host of features and functionalities through 2020 and beyond, as well as offering access to European Gaming’s roster of conferences and the ability to interact with speakers and other participants.

To sign-up to the WireUp networking platform, please visit: https://wireup.zone/

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