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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.

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.

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).

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.

Wojtek
 Ławniczak
Wojtek Ławniczak

Wojtek Ławniczak is an advisor with 15 years of experience in the field of business advisory for private and public sector, focusing on branding and communication strategies with specialization: marketing of B2B services. For the last ten years Wojtek has been working in the PwC Marketing and Advisory Practice, advising ao. EIB on implementing JESSICA funds in Europe, Polish cities on a bid for hosting UEFA EURO 2012, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on preparing Polish EU 2011 Presidency, several Polish regions and cities and foreign investors (with special emphasis on businesses from German-speaking countries) in investment location process in Poland. Now, Wojtek supports Polish family businesses on marketing communications and branding. His passion is music.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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!

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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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