About

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 
 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.

Piotr
 Dębek
Piotr Dębek

Associate at Assets Management Black Lion (Polish VC fund) in 2010, Prior to that Piotr was working at one of Family Office that manages privately held growth capital companies. Last 7 years he has been working on venture capital and private equity deals. He is also engaged in post-investment Funds’ portfolio supervision. Prior to that, Piotr has worked for Investment Fund Companies as a Analyst and Funds’ Accountant. He graduated from Warsaw School of Economics (Finance and Banking) and University of Warsaw (Management).

Bartek
 Gola
Bartek Gola

Managing partner of SpeedUp Group, entrepreneur and innovator. Co-creator of over a dozen technological startups. He studied at the Poznan University of Economics. After the graduation he connected himself with the marketing branch. There he came through all career levels up to the Managing Partner in BTL Group (shareholder and co-creator) and TEQUILA\ Poland . He was the creator and Management Director of the first Polish advertisement Holding INDIGITY SA. An author of a few dozen scientific publications in the range of marketing and business strategies. Over many years the Director of the Stowarzyszenie Marketingu Bezpośredniego (Polish Direct Marketing Association).

Piotr
 Kulesza
Piotr Kulesza

VC based in Warsaw investing in new technologies and healthcare at the same time. For last 14 years doing transactions and investments in the CEE region.  Competences in healthcare, sales & marketing. Wholehearted to support most talented entrerpreneurs.

Jan
 Lewanowicz
Jan Lewanowicz

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.

Michał
 Olszewski
Michał Olszewski

Board member and investment manager in LMS Invest. Over seven years of experience in largest Polish online companies - Agora SA and Grupa Allegro. Developed and managed large-scale web platforms with user generated content: blogging service, message board ecosystem, social swappig website etc. Self-proclaimed social media expert. Involved in projects connecting world of startups with big corporations. Mentor at Mini SeedCamp and StartupFest, organizer of Poznan Startup Weekend, Startup Sprint and P-Team. Slowblogger with a journalistic background.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Sellbox
Sellbox

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!

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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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