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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.

Alex
 Barrera
Alex Barrera
CEO & Founder, Press42, LinkedIn profile

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.

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.

Kasia
 Kijas
Kasia Kijas
Coach and e-commerce specialist

I graduated from Poznań University of Adam Mickiewicz. I worked a long time in art marketing (Wieniawski Society, Malta Foundation – Polish Presentation on Hannover Expo 2000, Adam Mickiewicz Institute – Coordinator of Polish Year in Austria). After that I started with e-marketing and e-commerce that I used already in former projects abroad. I worked  5 years for Quelle Polska and Vox Capital Group, accomplished different marketing and e-commerce projects. Parallel I studied Coaching at Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej. Mixed these experience I decided to be a coach and e-commerce and e-marketing consultant. As a coach I work  mostly with small business, start-ups and individuals to bring their performance on highest level, make it more efficient and ecological.  I belive, that coaching help people realize huge things.

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.

Patryk
 Filipiak
Patryk Filipiak

Attorney and partner in FilipiakBabicz Legal Office. Awarded by the Regional Attorneys’ Council in Poznań for the best result achieved in the attorney’s examination in 2010. In the same year, he passed the liquidator licence examination. Member of the Chair of Civil Procedure at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Currently, finished a Ph.D. dissertation. He is also dealing with the issue of bankruptcy law, in particular international bankruptcy law. Graduate of this university, awarded with the Chancellor’s medal for outstanding educational results. Graduate of one-year studies in law at the University of Trier and the German Law School at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He is the author of dozen or so publications concerning bankruptcy law, commercial insurance law and civil procedure, as well as co-author of the commentary to the directive no. 1346/2000 on bankruptcy proceedings. Member of international bankruptcy association INSOL EUROPE. Cooperates with the Allerhand Institute and the Polish School of the Judiciary and Prosecution Service, where he runs trainings for judges in bankruptcy proceedings. In his professional practice, he specializes in the issues of bankruptcy and restructuring law, commercial companies, M&A, and handling civil (commercial) court litigations. He has served many commercial companies, including public and energy companies (project of constructing the biggest in Europe conventional power plant with the coal mine and wind farm projects). Has managed legal teams preparing and handling acquisitions of companies, has given advice on debuts on New Connect. Has a lot of experience in intellectual property and data protection law. Member of supervisory boards Polish joint stock companies (S.A.) Speaks English fluently and German.

Monika
 Synoradzka
Monika Synoradzka

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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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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