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.
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.
Before co-founding Point Nine Capital in 2011, Pawel was a co-founder and partner at Team Europe where he led Team Europe’s investment activities. Prior to that, Pawel worked as an Associate for the US investment banking firm Greenhill & Co. in Frankfurt and London. Previously, he graduated from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL). He is fluent in English, German and Polish and has a basic command of Russian.
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
Marketing, Sales & Revenue Management Professional, Strategic Thinker, Spokesperson, Head of Marketing at UPS Poland. At his current position he is in charge of business planning, forecasting, revenue management and tailored marketing tactics in Polish branch of the biggest logistics company on the World. However his previous experiences came from companies different size and different industries. He was responsible for the successful launch of mobile internet offer on B2C market in T-Mobile Poland with annually revenue growths 350% and the marketing for the biggest portal site in Poland Onet.pl. He also run interactive advertising agency and conducted complex, self-created training sessions in range of commercial Internet and "Art of selling", "Public relations", "Project management". The author of the professional blog www.metamarketing.eu
Zuzana Fedorková is the founder of Eastist, a platform for connecting entrepreneurs and innovators in central and eastern Europe, and a product consultant focusing on social experiences on the web. She currently lives in Berlin, where she worked as head of product management for ResearchGate before diving into the central and eastern European startup world as a writer and a mentor. Previously, she worked as a product manager at Oodle, a startup in Silicon Valley, building next generation social commerce tools. She is a graduate of Stanford University.
What it takes to be a PR person? Monika Synoradzka has it all: she eagerly plays with marketing tools, does not like monotony and inactivity, so you will not find her lying on the couch. She has a thirst of knowledge and exploration of everything that is connected with marketing, public relations and new technologies. She specializes in communications addressed to women - the true one. The author of the blog www.marketingdokobiet.pl, organizer TEDxPoznań and PoznańPR and co host of other initiatives. In real life she is working for one of Poznań's PR agency.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 - 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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