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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.

Tomasz
 Czapliński
Tomasz Czapliński

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.

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.

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).

Constanze
 Buchheim
Constanze Buchheim

Constanze Buchheim is an expert on careers in the digital age. After her economics studies she started her career as executive assistant at Spreadshirt, a renowned German E-Commerce company. Building up the HR resort there from scratch, she realized how hard it was to find suitable employees for internet companies. That was the reason for her founding i-potentials in 2009, a career network that addresses both internet companies and professionals. Through counseling several internet companies during intense growth periods and her coaching training, Constanze developed professional expertise in the areas of HR and leadership for startups. She regularly blogs on HR and leadership in startups on the German blog www.gruenderszene.de

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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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