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.
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.
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.
Mirka graduated from Poznań University of Adam Mickiewicz. She started her career in Institute of Psychology as research worker. At the same time she cooperated with business as a consultant. Mirka is author of several publications in the area personal development and emotional competence. In 2010 she started career as a coach. Currently she collaborates with SWPS (University of Social Sciences and Humanities) and she works with managers, she specializes in career coaching and life coaching: social competence, work- life balance. In her daily work she connects science with practice.
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.
Tomasz is a managing director at LMS Invest, seed investment fund from Poznan. Recently Tomasz was managing several startups. Prior to that he was working as a strategy consultant for both SMEs and large corporations. Tomasz graduated in Capital Investments and Financial Strategies from Poznan University of Economics. His focus is on business modeling, financial forecasting and valuations. In his free time Tomasz develops his programming skills and enjoys cabarets.
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.
20 years of professional experience, including 18 as a private entrepreneur shaped my business approach, based on the rule – First persuade, since in business you get only what you have negotiated. Business is subject to risks and uncertainties. When negotiating, buying or selling there is no room for mistakes since the outcome affects bank accounts. I share knowledge and experience with managers, salesmen and merchants who are open to self-development, pro-activity, and are strongly self-motivated to learn their areas of development.
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.
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 - 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!
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.
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.
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
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.Click to read our blog
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