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Huge Thing is a 6 months two-phase business acceleration program for the high potential teams with global ambitions.
We will show you what is entrepreneurship all about and help you to create the next Big Huge Thing.

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Mentors

Meet the mentors who will be working with Huge Thing startups.
Serial entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, marketing gurus, tech wizards and other subject experts. The list is incomplete yet. Expect more great people to appear here.

Rafał
 Kołodziej
Rafał Kołodziej

Refreshes brands and businesses, implement new business models and Value Co-creation philosophy. In the past two years designed the strategy for: Telewizja N, Amica, VOX, Decora, Sodexho, Endo, Polpharma, Wema, WSNHiD, SWPS. Former managed strategy at TEQUILA\Polska and \CONNECT – the strategic consultancy business unit at TBWA Group. Lecturer at Szkoła Strategii Marki, Akademia Komunikacji Marketingowej (www.sar.org.pl), leads business strategy course at postgraduate Design Management & Innovation Management Studies at SWPS & WSNHiD. Author of several articles on strategy and communication, among others for Harvard Business Review (Polska). Co-founder and Chief Opportunity Finder at GreenHat Innovations.

Wojtek
 Ławniczak
Wojtek Ławniczak

Wojtek Ławniczak is an advisor with 15 years of experience in the field of business advisory for private and public sector, focusing on branding and communication strategies with specialization: marketing of B2B services. For the last ten years Wojtek has been working in the PwC Marketing and Advisory Practice, advising ao. EIB on implementing JESSICA funds in Europe, Polish cities on a bid for hosting UEFA EURO 2012, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on preparing Polish EU 2011 Presidency, several Polish regions and cities and foreign investors (with special emphasis on businesses from German-speaking countries) in investment location process in Poland. Now, Wojtek supports Polish family businesses on marketing communications and branding. His passion is music.

Agnieszka
 Szóstek
Agnieszka Szóstek

After 12 years of research/consulting engagements in Europe, Aga decided that it would be great to work with Polish companies that set users as the most important part of the development of their products and services. In her daily work she combines science with design and technical, humanistic and operational experiences to get strategic view on business from User Experience perspective. Aga received her PhD at the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Currently, she works at Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities and runs her own consulting company. In her spare time Aga is leading Polish chapter ACM SIG CHI and blogs about User Experience at uxplus.pl

Michał
 Olszewski
Michał Olszewski

Board member and investment manager in LMS Invest. Over seven years of experience in largest Polish online companies - Agora SA and Grupa Allegro. Developed and managed large-scale web platforms with user generated content: blogging service, message board ecosystem, social swappig website etc. Self-proclaimed social media expert. Involved in projects connecting world of startups with big corporations. Mentor at Mini SeedCamp and StartupFest, organizer of Poznan Startup Weekend, Startup Sprint and P-Team. Slowblogger with a journalistic background.

Tomasz 
 Lis
Tomasz Lis
Journalist

Tomasz Lis is one of the most popular Polish journalists and TV anchors. He began his career in TVP (Polish Public Television) in 1990. From 1994 to 1997, Tomasz was a news correspondent in Washington, D.C. for TVP. From 1997 to 2004 Tomasz was co-author of “TVN Fakty” for TVN. After that for 2 years he was chief editor of Polsat's "Wydarzenia". In 2008 Tomasz came back to TVP where he hosted his own program about social and political issues. Tomasz is author of best selling books, including "ABC dziennikarstwa" ("ABC of journalism") and "Wielki finał. Kulisy wstępowania Polski do NATO" ("The great final. Poland's entering to the EU. Behind the scenes"). In 2003 he published his bestselling book "Co z tą Polską?" ("What's with Poland?") which was sold in over 100,000 copies. At late 2010 Tomasz became Editor-in-Chief for one of the main Polish weekly magazines "Wprost". In November, he announced his new initiative, news portal which is hoped to bring new quality to news reporting in Poland. The portal is to be launched in February 2012.

Julia 
 Derndinger
Julia Derndinger

Julia graduated from the Leipzig Graduate School auf Management (HHL). Before, she was working for the media company Bertelsmann and mobile phone operator E-Plus. In 2004 Julia founded her first company trendwerk77 and introduced mobile phone straps and other accessories for mobile phones to the European market. Since 2008 she is involved in the Berlin start-up scene and organizes the German EO Accelerator Program for young entrepreneuers. Within the program over 100 entrepreneuers got trained to become more successfull. Since 2011, Julia is General Manager of imedo an online website for patients with a doctor search.

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Startups

Meet the startups in our program. Each of them has special story of their own, but they have one thing: they want to change the world. They are in the acceleration phase with the goal of being an investable venture at the Demo Day.

Pocademy
Pocademy

Pocademy is a platform where anyone can learn how to play poker in a fun and engaging way. We offer our students interactive courses. They play specially designed poker hands on virtual tables - during the game we give them tips in strategy. We turn students into winning players! They are also motivated by a system of badges and can collect up to $50 of starting capital in any of our participating Poker Rooms.

Lorneta
Lorneta

Lorneta is a new way of advertising online. When paid access to premium content becomes more and more criticized. By quick quiz-like ads we offer an engaging way of audience monetization for publishers, effective channel for advertisers and free access to quality content for users. Thanks to this simple solution we increase ad awareness and increase revenue for publishers. Lorneta – advertising with love.

Transparent Choice
Transparent Choice

Transparent Choice is an online application for collaborative decision making. It helps teams in organizations to resolve conflicts and make informed choices faster. The product is scalable and offered in SaaS model. It addresses a large B2B global market as people in organizations make important decisions all the time. Software is based on Analytic Hierarchy Process – scientifically proven methodology that was developed on Wharton School of Business. Transparent Choice will help your team to reach consensus, save time and make better choices. Read more on TransparentChoice Blog

Whalla

Whalla is a cool new events sharing application. Whalla helps people share their experiences from all kinds of events. Shared, crowd-sourced albums full of pictures and video from people who don`t know each other. Just like at a real concert or at a real conference! No need to force a 'friend' or a 'like' on anyone. Visit www.joinwhalla.com for more details and a chance to signup for our BETA version!

MoodUp

MoodUp is a set of mobile apps that prepare children for visiting a doctor. At first MoodUp focuses on a problem of dentophobia - because meeting a dentist and oral hygiene is the biggest problem for most kids. It is a user-friendly tool that explains everything about visiting a dentist and everyday tooth decay prevention. The application will be soon available in the AppStore. Within a year you will find MoodUp on iPads in the waiting rooms of modern dental clinics in Europe and USA. MoodUp has been created by Ola & Pawel - modern parents, young entrepreneurs.

Sellbox
Sellbox

Sellbox - selling as simple as sharing Sellbox is a service which allows you to sell any file that you have in your Dropbox (worlds’ most popular file sharing service). After signing up with a Dropbox account, you are able to pick a file you want to sell, add description and price. Sellbox generates a link for you which enables your customers to buy your file and pay by PayPal. With PayPal and Dropbox integration selling files just got easier than ever before!

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Blog: Want to join Huge Thing teams and change the world? Here's your chance!

Were you wondering whether you can join Huge Thing or what these guys are doing over there? Wonder no more. Here are the short videos from 4 Huge Thing teams - they are waiting for you! Meet them at Startup Sprint Healthcare this weekend in Poznan or every Thursday at P-Team meetings.

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