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.
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
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.
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.
After 12 years of research/consulting engagements in Europe, Aga decided that it would be great to work with Polish companies that set users as the most important part of the development of their products and services. In her daily work she combines science with design and technical, humanistic and operational experiences to get strategic view on business from User Experience perspective. Aga received her PhD at the Faculty of Industrial Design of the Technical University Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Currently, she works at Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities and runs her own consulting company. In her spare time Aga is leading Polish chapter ACM SIG CHI and blogs about User Experience at uxplus.pl
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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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