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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.

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.

Kasia
 Kijas
Kasia Kijas
Coach and e-commerce specialist

I graduated from Poznań University of Adam Mickiewicz. I worked a long time in art marketing (Wieniawski Society, Malta Foundation – Polish Presentation on Hannover Expo 2000, Adam Mickiewicz Institute – Coordinator of Polish Year in Austria). After that I started with e-marketing and e-commerce that I used already in former projects abroad. I worked  5 years for Quelle Polska and Vox Capital Group, accomplished different marketing and e-commerce projects. Parallel I studied Coaching at Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej. Mixed these experience I decided to be a coach and e-commerce and e-marketing consultant. As a coach I work  mostly with small business, start-ups and individuals to bring their performance on highest level, make it more efficient and ecological.  I belive, that coaching help people realize huge things.

Monika
 Synoradzka
Monika Synoradzka

What it takes to be a PR person? Monika Synoradzka has it all: she eagerly plays with marketing tools, does not like monotony and inactivity, so you will not find her lying on the couch. She has a thirst of knowledge and exploration of everything that is connected with marketing, public relations and new technologies. She specializes in communications addressed to women - the true one. The author of the blog www.marketingdokobiet.pl, organizer TEDxPoznań and PoznańPR and co host of other initiatives. In real life she is working for one of Poznań's PR agency.

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.

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.

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.

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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!

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.

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!

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.

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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