Yesterday, Prezi celebrated its 5th birthday by localizing in Hungarian. Unless you’re familiar with the Prezi founding story, you may not realize that Prezi was founded by three Hungarian entrepreneurs (except maybe if you’re cultural anthropologist and recognize Prezi’s mathematically influenced design as quintessentially Hungarian). Now, at least, there will be some who see Magyar in Prezi.com’s footer and deduce Prezi’s Hungarian roots.
We broadened last night’s birthday party to celebrate Hungarian innovation. Other tech companies were there (Google, Ustream etc.), as were social entrepreneurs, artists, linguists, embassy representatives from the US and Israel, and Ernö Rubik, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.