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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
 Józefacki
Tomasz Józefacki

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. 

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.

Dawid
 Piaskowski
Dawid Piaskowski

Serial entrepreneur. CEO and cofounder of BookLikes and Okazjum.pl. Specialist in product development, social media, ecommerce and everything focused on the user. Always happy to help new startups and other entrepreneurs. Strategy Consultant for international corporations as iCloud.pl Consulting. Avid book reader.

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.

Tomasz 
 Lis
Tomasz Lis
Journalist

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.

Michał
 Babicz
Michał Babicz

Attorney and managing partner in FilipiakBabicz Legal Office. Completed legal training in Wielkopolska Chamber of Attorneys, graduated from Chair of Law and Administration of the  Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Graduate of one-year studies at the University of Florence in Italy. Author of several publications in the area of civil law. Speaks English fluently, also speaks Italian.
In his professional practice, he specialises in regulating the legal status of real properties and securing the investment processes related with real properties. Also interested in new technologies, intellectual property and unfair competition law.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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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