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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.

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.

Maciej
 Ziemczonek
Maciej Ziemczonek

E-commerce professional with expertise in performance marketing, SEM and web analytics. Led e-commerce department of the biggest Polish shooting & outdoor retailer (Militaria.pl) and was responsible for online marketing of Ceneo.pl - market leader in comparison shopping. Currently supports creation and developement of tools for merchants cooperating with Ceneo.pl and is involved in educational activities of Allegro Group.

Agnieszka
 Simon-Adamczewska
Agnieszka Simon-Adamczewska

Agnieszka is a managing partner at korrelat grupa doradcza. Graduated in Capital Investments and Financial Strategies from Poznan University of Economics. Experienced financial controller. She has been supporting the Board Members of number of SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) for the last 15 years. She specializes in building strategic and operational business plans and valuations; successfully restructures and streamlines business processes. Agnieszka is always open to new challenges, strongly self-motivated to learn and participate in new ventures throughout her life.

Sebastian
 Stępak
Sebastian Stępak

Sebastian has nearly 10 years of experience in public relations in Poland and other European markets. He specializes in corporate relations, product communication and crisis management. In recent years, Sebastian coordinated reputation management international groups for major IT companies from the Fortune Top 500, simultaneously on several key markets in Central and Eastern Europe. He worked in the biggest Polish and network PR agencies and projects which won recognition in the major PR competitions in Poland and abroad. Sebastian was involved in initiatives like the "Internet Revolution" by Google in collaboration with home.pl and PKPP Lewiatan and LD "onLife" campaign which was awarded with 2 "Złote Spinacze" and Sabre awards. He was responsible for the launch of the first Polish regional airline Direct Fly - he was responsible for brand marketing and communication strategy and acting simultaneously as the Direct Fly spokesperson. Sebastian clients include brands like LG Electronics, Google, IBM Poland, Microsoft, Allegro, GE Energy, Kingston Technologies, OKI, Irdeto, SanDisk, McAfee, NaviExpert, MPM Products, BLStream, Direct Fly and many other companies from the technology sector. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, horse riding and saves old-timers from corrosion and oblivion and then equips them with way too powerful car audio systems. Often rides a two-wheeler. Learns to play weird instruments. Sebastian is also a DJ - in his sets he combines new and classic sounds.

Marek
 Przystaś

Head of ciufcia.com, in which he actively works in order to increase productivity. He pursues ideas that matter and believes in people who passionately create them. He thinks that sharing one’s knowledge and experience can help others. Constantly searches new ways and solutions. Typical thinking and common paths disgusts him. He naively believes that the projects, which he has been sacrificing most of his life for, change the world for better. He likes plain situations and concrete people.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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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