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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.

Matthias
 Luetkemeier
Matthias Luetkemeier

General Manager of Essel Deutschland, the German market leader for laminated tubes for cosmetics and oral care applications. After he graduated from Technical University of Dresden in Engineering and Managment he joint GE's Technical Leadership Program. Following assigments in Germany, Belgium and Poland he got involved in a major greenfield startup for GE in south Poland. After growing the plant in various leadership roles to a 1000+ employees site he left GE to returun to Germany into his current role. Matt is a creative thinker, with wide areas of interest ranging from renewable energy, e-mobility, energy preservation, photography and IT integration unitl automation projects and databases.

Grzegorz
 Urban
Grzegorz Urban

Marketing, Sales & Revenue Management Professional, Strategic Thinker, Spokesperson, Head of Marketing at UPS Poland. At his current position he is in charge of business planning, forecasting, revenue management and tailored marketing tactics in Polish branch of the biggest logistics company on the World. However his previous experiences came from companies different size and different industries. He was responsible for the successful launch of mobile internet offer on B2C market in T-Mobile Poland with annually revenue growths 350% and the marketing for the biggest portal site in Poland Onet.pl. He also run interactive advertising agency and conducted complex, self-created training sessions in range of commercial Internet and "Art of selling", "Public relations", "Project management". The author of the professional blog www.metamarketing.eu

Kevin 
 Dykes

Kevin Dykes is Founder of Traction Labs and former Co-Founder & CEO of ScaleUp Cloud - a career technology entrepreneur since 1996. Through a mix of successful exits and painful failures, he has experience in how to not only build a successful company, but to survive the ups and downs of the startup life. Kevin's daily focus is on Product Management, Business Development and Go-To-Market Strategy for web and mobile products. He is also a an avid cook and an Austinite (Texan) in Berlin, Germany

Piotr
 Kulesza
Piotr Kulesza

VC based in Warsaw investing in new technologies and healthcare at the same time. For last 14 years doing transactions and investments in the CEE region.  Competences in healthcare, sales & marketing. Wholehearted to support most talented entrerpreneurs.

Patryk
 Filipiak
Patryk Filipiak

Attorney and partner in FilipiakBabicz Legal Office. Awarded by the Regional Attorneys’ Council in Poznań for the best result achieved in the attorney’s examination in 2010. In the same year, he passed the liquidator licence examination. Member of the Chair of Civil Procedure at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Currently, finished a Ph.D. dissertation. He is also dealing with the issue of bankruptcy law, in particular international bankruptcy law. Graduate of this university, awarded with the Chancellor’s medal for outstanding educational results. Graduate of one-year studies in law at the University of Trier and the German Law School at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He is the author of dozen or so publications concerning bankruptcy law, commercial insurance law and civil procedure, as well as co-author of the commentary to the directive no. 1346/2000 on bankruptcy proceedings. Member of international bankruptcy association INSOL EUROPE. Cooperates with the Allerhand Institute and the Polish School of the Judiciary and Prosecution Service, where he runs trainings for judges in bankruptcy proceedings. In his professional practice, he specializes in the issues of bankruptcy and restructuring law, commercial companies, M&A, and handling civil (commercial) court litigations. He has served many commercial companies, including public and energy companies (project of constructing the biggest in Europe conventional power plant with the coal mine and wind farm projects). Has managed legal teams preparing and handling acquisitions of companies, has given advice on debuts on New Connect. Has a lot of experience in intellectual property and data protection law. Member of supervisory boards Polish joint stock companies (S.A.) Speaks English fluently and German.

Jakub
 Tabędzki

Jakub is a professional Project Manager. As a Board Member of Project Management Institute in Poland he is responsible for all Polish PMI Branches. He gained professional experience in big software house (public stock company), and Big 4 consultancy. Now he is a Project Manager at one of the biggest European e-commerce groups and a Managing Parnter of PMOFFICE LTD - consulting firm specialising in demanding and troubled projects. In free time he loves sailing the high seas.

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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.

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!

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!

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

Deadpool - Subscrea
Deadpool - Subscrea
Subscrea is a turn-key platform for setting up a subscription-based business in less than a minute. We provide our customers with a user-friendly shop creator with fully integrated recurring payments application. Our platform has everything that is needed to run a subscription business. Retailers using Subscrea can focus immediately on customer acquisition which saves their money and shortens time to market.

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.

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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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