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About The Project

‘Huge Thing is about mentoring’ – this motto describes us the best.

Poland Prize is an acceleration program which aims to bring top-class financial and marketing startups to Poland and help them grow within the fast pacing business ecosystem. It is financed from the sources of The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP).

The Huge Thing accelerator aims to connect small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) with the biggest corporations. Our main focus is on high-quality mentoring and professional workshops. We work intensively with teams to get them into the best possible shape and confront their solutions with the global market.

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Rules of 6th edition

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Acceleration program is addressed to
non-Polish startups (at least one founder does not have polish citizenship and a half or more shares belongs to non-polish founders) focused on finance, marketing, IoT and others that fall within a scope of our partner’s interests.

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This program is dedicated to both: early-stage startups, who have their MVP ready, as well as the more advanced ones, with already build product and first customers. Each startup will have its own individual learning path corresponding to its needs.

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Recruitment process consists of 3 stages: collecting applications followed by conducting interviews verification and pre-acceleration.

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As the third part of the recruitment process, chosen teams will be invited to the pre-acceleration program. Pre-accelerator takes place in Warsaw, Poland. It lasts for the whole business week and is obligatory.

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Huge Thing is located in Campus Warsaw (Poland). We expect you to work each day with at least one member of your team, here in Warsaw.

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The program lasts for 16 weeks. It consists of workshops, mentoring sessions, polish lessons and individual work on your projects as well as trips to Poland’s biggest business hubs.

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Startups chosen for the program will receive up to 45 000 euro in financial support & a huge dose of knowledge.

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

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To take part in the Poland Prize program you need to agree with all the terms.
LINK Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at polandprize@hugething.vc.

Timeline

First Edition

Applications Open

Selection Process

Pre-accelerator

Program begins

September 2018

December 2018

January 2019

March 2019

Second Edition

Applications Open

Selection Process

Pre-accelerator

Program begins

April 2019

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

Program Partners

Santander

Santander Bank Polska is the third largest bank in Poland which provides financial solutions to personal customers, micro, small and medium enterprises, and Polish and global corporations. In 2011, the Bank joined the international Santander Group, which is a leading retail and commercial financial Group, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It is the largest financial Group in the eurozone by market capitalization. At the end of June 2018, Santander Group had EUR 981 billion in customer funds (deposits and mutual funds), 140 million customers, 13,500 branches and 200,000 employees.

Santander Bank Polska Group, with its 6,5 million customers locally, keeps the highest customer satisfaction as a prerogative. With this in mind, the Bank regularly implements innovative functionalities to help its clients take care of their private finance and manage their business effectively. Santander Bank Polska looks for early growth – stage startups, with demonstrable and innovative MVP, that correspond with Santander passion for Customer Excellence in both operational and quality perspectives.

P&G

Procter & Gamble a global company operating in 170 countries has been serving consumers for over 180 years with one of the strongest, most diverse and innovative brand portfolio with 65 trusted, quality, leading brands including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Vizir®, Fairy®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Old Spice®, Oral-B®, Pampers® and Pantene®, making a difference in people’s everyday life. For P&G innovation is the cornerstone of its business and the company considers Poland as one of its key hubs for global innovations. P&G in Poland provides unique opportunities for local startups to combine their innovation with the global scale of the company, work directly with top internal experts to develop solutions that can be implemented on a global scale, while at the same time growing their business capabilities.

SpeedUp Venture Group

SpeedUp Venture Group is a leading group of venture capital funds, investing in enterprises in an early stage of development (seed, pre-revenue, early growth). Areas of our interest include enterprises and entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe, who want to conquer the global market by utilizing their self-developed solutions. Their cooperation with companies is based on a 3-8 year investment horizon. SpeedUp is looking for innovations from areas such as: consumer internet, fintech, martech, adtech, medtech, IoT and hardware. They’re interested in technologies like Machine Learning,Picture recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, VR and Blockchain.

Recruitment

The application process for 6th edition is now closed.
Stay tuned for more info about the program and the next recruitment.

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