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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.

Michał
 Kreczmar
Michał Kreczmar

Since August 2011 Michał took the position of  Business Development Director Advertising Products responsible for creating new innovative advertising products. From January 2009 Michał was and Ecommerce & Direct marketing publishing director responsible for performance based marketing, ecommerce and direct marketing activities. He started his career in Agora in January 2008 as the Publishing Director of Business & Technology online verticals in Agora’s Internet Division.  Before joining Agora, till the end of December 2008, he worked for International Data Group, where he was Online Publisher responsible for management of whole online business in polish division. In 1997 Michał was promoted to an Editor in Chief of first polish monthly concerning internet – Cyber published by IDG. In 1994 he started career at IDG as a journalist of polish edition of Computerworld weekly. Since 2004 Michał is hosting dozen of conferences concerning various e-business topics from ecommerce, social nets, communities, through advertisement, media to events for top management of polish online businesses. Michał Kreczmar was born in 1969. He graduated from Information Science at the Warsaw University. He also completed Scientific, Technology and Business Information Science at Warsaw College of Information, Archival and Library Science.

Marcin
 Grodzicki
Marcin Grodzicki

Business development executive with 5+ years of experience in TMT, including strategic consulting in corporate IT and on-line media. For the past 2 years building international partnerships as well as expanding the reach of portfolio companies for one of the largest Central European media groups - Agora SA. I am a startup person and an entrepreneur at heart, having run a family business at the age of 23, and having won Seedcamp Week 2009 in London. I remain involved with the start-up scene in London and Warsaw both as a mentor and advisor. I also publish a monthly column in entrepreneurship-focused Proseed Magazine and occasionally speak at start-up conferences.

Arek
 Skuza
Arek Skuza

I am enterprenuer and started 3 companies so far: DVC Partners (my first company, started when I was a student), totutam.pl and SaveUp.pl (current). I love basketball, travelling and web / mobile analytics. I am also advisor, helping VCs.

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.

Piotr
 Dębek
Piotr Dębek

Associate at Assets Management Black Lion (Polish VC fund) in 2010, Prior to that Piotr was working at one of Family Office that manages privately held growth capital companies. Last 7 years he has been working on venture capital and private equity deals. He is also engaged in post-investment Funds’ portfolio supervision. Prior to that, Piotr has worked for Investment Fund Companies as a Analyst and Funds’ Accountant. He graduated from Warsaw School of Economics (Finance and Banking) and University of Warsaw (Management).

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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