about-hugethingvc

HugeThing.vc is an intensive acceleration programme, based in Poland

Also it’s a first Polish initiative – held in the city of Warsaw – which is to prepare startups for their first funding and successful application the top-tier world accelerators like 500 startups, Y Combinator and Seedcamp.

The programme is dedicated to startups working on a scalable, innovative idea. During this period, we aim to provide a series of methods and resources for their development and growth.

We’ve designed an unique content which is to be delivered by local, regional and international experts. Also many successful entrepreneurs are going to share their unique knowledge and experience on our stage. They will support the teams by delivering them valuable advice, strategic insights, some tips on technology, customer aquisition, recruitment and investor presentation.

HugeThing.vc is  powered by SpeedUp Venture Capital Group featuring 500 startups and other international accelerators.

The 3rd edition is supported by the leading insurance company. HugeThing.vc powered by Aviva acceleration programme helps startups to find its first customers.

 

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INTERESTED ENOUGH?

Send us your application till 16th of October 2016
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rules

Are we looking for you?

To join us, you should have at least MVP or a prototype. You should also show us that your team is complete and able to run the project.

What is important, we do not have any preferences according to the business area you’re developing your project. Also, it doesn’t matter how old are you or where’re you from. You should be motivated and think globally about your project.

Please note that we expect to work each day with at least one member of your team through the whole porgrame (15th November to 14rd December), here in Warsaw. No exceptions.


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RULES

OF PARTICIPATION

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#1

Huge Thing is located in Warsaw (Poland). The place will be announced later.

#2

We expect to work each day with at least one member of your team, here in Warsaw. No exceptions.

#3

Participation in the programme is free of charge. We don’t take any equity from you. We do not cover the expenses of your meals and accomodation.

#4

The application process starts on Monday, 26th of September and ends 16th of October.

#5

The second part of the recruitment process (Skype interviews) will last from October 19th to 21th.

#6

The official list of the participating startups will be known on October 26th.

#7

We will prefer solutions that fall within a scope of Aviva’s activities.

#8

If you want to participate in the programme you have to agree with the terms.

#9

The programme starts with Hello Day on Monday (14th of November) and finish with DemoDay on Wednesday (14th of December).

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Steps

Programme structure

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Week 01:

Hello Startups: Introduction to Thug Life of Startups

Week one will kick-off with 4 days full of introductory sessions.
Some of them will be:

  • ‘Lessons learned by Polish startups’
  • ‘Tools and methods for running Lean Startup’
  • ‘Identifying and segmenting target customers’
  • ‘Customer Development’
  • ‘Legal aspects of setting up company’
  • ‘Startup funding strategies’
  • ‘Pitching workshop 101’

Week 02:

Product & Business

During the second week teams will focus on a business model, as well as on product design & development. Among planned sessions are:

  • ‘Design Thinking workshop’
  • ‘User experience workshop 202’
  • ‘Startup analytics, metrics and KPIs’
  • ‘Hacks and tricks’
  • ‘Landings’
  • ‘Lead generation’
  • ‘Pitching’
  • ‘Sales’

Week 03:

Marketing and Communication

Third week of the program will be focused on:

  • ‘Web advertising and traffic management’
  • ‘Social Media’
  • ‘Sem, Seo’
  • ‘Networking’
  • ‘Branding’
  • ‘Negotiation’
  • ‘New business financials planning’
  • ‘Alternative financing sources & debt financing’
  • ‘Pitching workshop 202’
  • ‘Building development team in the right way’

Week 04:

Fundraising and Sales

During the next week teams will focus on:

  • ‘B2B Enterprise Sales’
  • ‘Product pricing strategies’
  • ‘Funneling SaaS sales process – from leads to closed deals’
  • ‘Onboarding’
  • ‘Pitching’
  • ‘Sales, Sales, Sales’
  • ‘Trademarks and patents’
  • ‘Product pricing strategies’

Week 05:

Demo Day

The last week we finish with presentations during Huge Thing Demo Days.
Some of them will be:

  • ‘Pitching’
  • ‘Preparation for Demo Day’
  • DemoDay with invited Polish and foreign VCs’

what-next

Some other great news?

Yes! Huge Thing may help you to raise your first pre-seed money!

After the DemoDay, SpeedUp Venture Capital Group will offer
chosen teams pre-seed investment for further development and acceleration.

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MENTORS

During event many successful entrepreneurs are going to share their unique knowledge and experience on our stage. They will support the teams by delivering them valuable advice, strategic insights, some tips on technology, customer aquisition, recruitment and investor presentation.

 

Meet our mentors

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