Huge Thing Pre-acceleration Online Program in partnership with Google for Startups is dedicated for a pre-seed and seed-stage startups from CEE with a draft version of MVP or first version of product. The Program is addressed to startups from CEE focused on various areas like finance, marketing, HR, medicine, sustainability, gaming, e-sport, IoT, energetics and others that have global potential. Due to the current global situation we are especially open to solutions that aim at solving the aftermaths of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Program’s aim is to validate a business idea and prepare for the first investment round. The goal is to give startups founders the tools and knowledge which will allow them to build strong and profitable businesses. The Program is non grant and equity free. Check out mentors with whom we cooperate.
Applications are open until May 17th. The recruitment process consists of 3 stages: collecting online applications followed by conducting online interviews verification with selected startups and online Bootcamp. The first edition of Huge Thing Pre-acceleration in partnership with Google for Startups will be held online.
Pre-acceleration program is addressed to startups from CEE focused on various areas like finance, marketing, HR, medicine, sustainability, gaming, e-sport, IoT, energetics and others that have global potential. Due to the current global situation, we are especially open to solutions that answer present-day problems.
To apply you will need to submit an online application (HERE). In addition, you will need to submit the 30-45 second YouTube video introduction. Share with us your motivation to be part of the Huge Thing Pre-acceleration Program and what makes you stand out.
Applications are open until May 17th. The recruitment process consists of 3 stages: collecting online applications followed by conducting online interviews verification with selected startups and online Bootcamp.
As the third part of the recruitment process, chosen teams will be invited to the online Bootcamp. It will last for 3 business days, between June 3th until 5th, 2020. Startups selected for the online Bootcamp will be announced on May 26th via an email.
Startups selected for the Huge Thing Pre-acceleration Program in partnership with Google for Startups will be announced on June 8th via an email. The Program lasts for 5 weeks between June 15th until July 15th, 2020 and will be held online.
The Program is based on the lean startup methodology which is a principled approach to new solution development. It consists of workshops, mentoring sessions and individual work on your projects.
Each week startup will have 1 to 2 days of workshops and individual mentoring sessions with experts. As part of the program, each startup will also work with a dedicated tutor who will help to set priorities and evaluate startup work.
Participation in the program is free of charge. We don’t take any equity from you. The program will be held in English language.
Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. We connect them with the best of Google’s products, connections, and best practices through our global network of partners and our seven Google for Startups Campuses.
SpeedUp Group is a group of venture capital funds, investing in enterprises in an early stage of development (pre-seed, seed, series A). We’re looking for innovations from areas such as consumer internet, fintech, martech, medtech, IoT and hardware. We’re interested in technologies like Machine Learning, Picture Recognition, AI, Augmented Reality, VR and Blockchain. The group’s portfolio includes, among others, companies such as StethoMe®, Salesbook, Survicate, Vitalia, and Prodio.