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Questions & Answers

Here is where you’ll find answers to all your questions about the pre-acceleration program. If there is anything else you would like to know, please email us: hello@hugething.vc

Who is this program being organized by?

This pre-acceleration program is being organized by Huge Thing in partnership with Google for Startups. Learn more about our story HERE and our experience HERE.

 

Is there a restriction related to the number of members in a team?

There is no restriction on the number of team members. You can find information regarding program regulation in this document.

What sorts of companies do you select?

This program is designed for startups at the pre-seed or seed stage of development, which have a draft version of their MVP or preliminary version of their product. It is targeted at startups from Europe, mostly those from CEE, the Baltic states, Balkans, or Greece, which do business in fields such as education, medicine, gaming, sustainability, and other industries with global potential.

Can I apply if I’m not from Poland?

Yes, countries from all Europe are welcome.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! The program is completely free of charge and we don’t require you to give up any equity in your company. The program is also non-equity and is not a grant program.

 

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications are open until Sep 6th.

Will we get a confirmation of the application?

Yes, you will get a confirmation e-mail within a week of submitting your application.

What language is the program conducted in?

The program will be conducted in English.

When will I hear back about my application?

Startups selected for the online Bootcamp will be informed on 10th Oct via email.

Do I need a co-founder to apply?

No. If you have team members or co-founders then that’s a bonus, but we also encourage companies founded by just one induvial to apply.

Do I need to register a company to participate?

No, you don’t have to have a registered company to take part in the program.

How many slots are available to program participants?

We will have around 15 spots.

What do you mean by pre-seed and seed phase?

Pre-seed: In this phase, the founder already has an initial business plan and framework of the business model. Seed: the founder has a business plan, including a refined business model and a prototype of his/her technology or solution. In this phase, however, the product still doesn’t exist.

When will the program be held?

The program lasts for 7 weeks between – from Nov 2nd tillDec 16th, 2021 – and will be held online.

How much time will it take to participate?

We require participants to attend 2 to 3 half-day workshops and 4 to 5 hours of 1:1 consultations per week. You will also need to complete some follow-up tasks on your own time.

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