Miklos Laszlo

Country: Hungary
Sector: Advertising, PR & Marketing
Job title: Co-Founder and CEO
Subject of study: Business Economics with European Study
Year of graduation: 2021
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name


What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

During my Final Year, living back at home due to Covid, I launched my own startup with my co-founder. It is a Gen Z platform which helps brands capture and keep young customers using innovative discounting strategies. Within two years, nearly 200,000 users and 80 brands have joined Diverzum. We closed two investment rounds and have been listed on Forbes Hungary’s 30 Under 30 list.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

During my internships, I realised what deep down I had always known: being an employee just didn’t feel right to me. I wanted to start my own business even despite the obvious disadvantage of being an inexperienced graduate student with 0 capital. First, it was just supposed to be a project for a startup competition, but my ambitions grew and Diverzum became what it is today – a successful company and a fulfilling journey.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Student Startups Entrepreneurs Society Exeter University Amateur Boxing Society Hungarian Society

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I enjoyed flexibility when it came to module selection. The greatest highlight was the scholarship I received through the University, which enabled me to travel to Colombia and take part in a prestigious summer school programme as well as solo-travel for a few weeks.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Critical thinking, debate culture and open-mindedness – all of which my home country’s education system is not very strong at.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

International experiences as part of my course.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Start small, surround yourself with similar people and don’t overthink it.

What are your plans for the future?

Building startups, investing and doing so internationally.


Similar Alumni

Koray Kerr

50 Sport. I did my masters at Loughborough University London doing the Sport Business and Innovation course, while also partaking in work experience at Engage Digital Partners. I then took my first professional role at a sports tech company called Fantastec working as a Commercial Account Manager, before moving to my current role as a Research and Analytics Manager at 50 Sport.

Caroline Bird

United Nations World Food Programme. After a short career in social marketing, I joined the HQ of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, the United Nations World Food Programme in 2010, working to build partnerships with the private sector.