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.
General Manager of Essel Deutschland, the German market leader for laminated tubes for cosmetics and oral care applications. After he graduated from Technical University of Dresden in Engineering and Managment he joint GE's Technical Leadership Program. Following assigments in Germany, Belgium and Poland he got involved in a major greenfield startup for GE in south Poland. After growing the plant in various leadership roles to a 1000+ employees site he left GE to returun to Germany into his current role. Matt is a creative thinker, with wide areas of interest ranging from renewable energy, e-mobility, energy preservation, photography and IT integration unitl automation projects and databases.
Julia graduated from the Leipzig Graduate School auf Management (HHL). Before, she was working for the media company Bertelsmann and mobile phone operator E-Plus. In 2004 Julia founded her first company trendwerk77 and introduced mobile phone straps and other accessories for mobile phones to the European market. Since 2008 she is involved in the Berlin start-up scene and organizes the German EO Accelerator Program for young entrepreneuers. Within the program over 100 entrepreneuers got trained to become more successfull. Since 2011, Julia is General Manager of imedo an online website for patients with a doctor search.
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.
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.
An exceptionally experienced manager from the professional services sector (ex-COO in HP, AE in Hewitt Ass.). He is now the CEO of Rekomend.me - startup building awesome social recruitment tools. His involvement in internet business started in 2000, when he was part of the "wonder team" building Gazeta.pl portal. He enjoys talking about theatre, boxing and social changes. Board member of Fundacja Inicjatyw Spolecznych "Plan C". Lives in Krakow.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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