Who is behind the programme?
Pre-acceleration programme is organized by Huge Thing in partnership with Google for Startups. Find out more about us at hugething.vc
Is there a restriction on the amount of members of a team?
There is no restriction on the amount of team members. All regulations you can find in this document.
What sorts of companies do you select?
Program is dedicated for an pre-seed and seed stage startups with a draft version of MVP or first version of product. It is addressed to startups from CEE focused on various areas such as finance, marketing, HR, medicine, sustainability, gamining, e-sport, IoT, energetics and others that have a global potential. Due to the current global situation we are especially open to solutions that aim at solving the aftermaths of COVID-19 pandemic.
Can I apply if I’m not from Poland?
Yes, countries from CEE region are welcomed.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! The program is completely free 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.
When is the deadline to apply?
Applications are open until May 17th.
Should we get a confirmation of the application?
Yes, you will get a confirmation e-mail within a week after submitting an application.
When will I hear back about my application?
Startups selected for the online bootcamp will be announced on May 26th via an 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 encourage solo-founders to apply too.
Do I need to register a company to participate?
No, you don’t have to have registered company to take part in the program.
How many spots are there in the program?
We will have around 10 spots.
What does the pre-seed and seed phase mean?
Pre-seed: In this phase, the founder already has an initial business plan and framework for the business model. Seed: the founder has a business plan, including a refined business model and prototype technology. In this phase, however, the product is still lacking
What language is the program in? ?
The program will be held in english language.
When will the program be held?
Program lasts for 5 weeks between: June 15th, 2020 until July 15th, 2020 and will be held online.
How much time will it take to participate?
We only require participants to attend 2 to 3 half-day workshops and 4h to 5 h of 1on1 consultations per week. As well as you will need to complete some follow-up tasks in Your own time.
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