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.
Ken Globerman is an investment professional specializing in the start-up and SME marketplace for high growth sectors such as technology infrastructure services, digital media and energy utility services. He is dual-located between New York, NY and Warsaw, Poland, where he founded Global Group – a private equity services business founded to explore and facilitate Central Eastern Europe investment opportunities in and around Poland. Through Global Group, Ken also provides management training in Entrepreneurial Finance and traditional Corporate Finance topics to middle management of large organizations as well as entrepreneurs of Polish start-ups. He is also organizing Entrepreneurial Finance workshops with Polish academic institutions, technology parks and accelerators such as Brama Innovation/Technology Labs.
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.
I am enterprenuer and started 3 companies so far: DVC Partners (my first company, started when I was a student), totutam.pl and SaveUp.pl (current). I love basketball, travelling and web / mobile analytics. I am also advisor, helping VCs.
Business development executive with 5+ years of experience in TMT, including strategic consulting in corporate IT and on-line media. For the past 2 years building international partnerships as well as expanding the reach of portfolio companies for one of the largest Central European media groups - Agora SA. I am a startup person and an entrepreneur at heart, having run a family business at the age of 23, and having won Seedcamp Week 2009 in London. I remain involved with the start-up scene in London and Warsaw both as a mentor and advisor. I also publish a monthly column in entrepreneurship-focused Proseed Magazine and occasionally speak at start-up conferences.
Jakub is a professional Project Manager. As a Board Member of Project Management Institute in Poland he is responsible for all Polish PMI Branches. He gained professional experience in big software house (public stock company), and Big 4 consultancy. Now he is a Project Manager at one of the biggest European e-commerce groups and a Managing Parnter of PMOFFICE LTD - consulting firm specialising in demanding and troubled projects. In free time he loves sailing the high seas.
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
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.
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!
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!
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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