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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Dykes is Founder of Traction Labs and former Co-Founder & CEO of ScaleUp Cloud - a career technology entrepreneur since 1996. Through a mix of successful exits and painful failures, he has experience in how to not only build a successful company, but to survive the ups and downs of the startup life. Kevin's daily focus is on Product Management, Business Development and Go-To-Market Strategy for web and mobile products. He is also a an avid cook and an Austinite (Texan) in Berlin, Germany
He is currently CEO and Founder of Press 42 – the matchmaking platform for startups and bloggers, co-founder of Tetuan Valley, an international startup incubator based in Madrid, partner at Okuri Ventures, Sandbox network Ambassador and Startup Digest curator.
Tomasz is a business leader and an online media expert with extensive experience in Europe and the United States. For the past six years, he was overseeing Agora’s rapidly growing Internet operations. Prior to joining Agora, he worked for The New York Times Company, where he was responsible for marketing and promotion of NYTimes.com, a leading online news source. Since December 2008, he is involved in Online Publishers Association Europe as its President. Tomasz holds degrees from the New York University Stern School of Business and University of Maryland College Park. In his spare time, Tomasz is an avid runner and has an ambition to complete his first marathon this year.
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 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
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 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 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 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.
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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