Pre-acceleration program

The 12th Edition of Huge Thing Programs in partnership with:

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The application process ends in:


The application process for the next Huge Thing Pre-acceleration Online Program - organized in partnership with Google for Startups has been already opened!

The Huge Thing Pre-acceleration Online Program – which is being organized in partnership with Google for Startups – is designed for pre-seed and seed-stage startups with a draft version of their MVP. The Program 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.

The Program’s objective is to validate business ideas and prepare startups for their first investment round. It provides startup founders with tools and knowledge which make it possible for them to build strong and profitable businesses. The Program is non-grant and equity-free. Check out the mentors who we work with.

What are we looking for?


Pre-seed and seed. We’re looking for solutions validated with the market or business partners (interviews), having a prototype or user stories and without investors on board.


Education, medicine, gaming, sustainability, web3.0, creators economy, metaverse, HR, entertainment, wellness, food, mobility, finance.


We are looking for teams rather than single founders, preferably working on their startup full-time.

In the program you will get:

What knowledge and skills do you graduate the program with?

What can we offer you?

Online workshops & 1on1s with experienced mentors and access to more than 150 experts with various backgrounds
Access to Google Knowledge and experts
Support with the business idea validation and acquiring the first investor
Work with dedicated Tutorwho helps to set priorities and evaluate startup’s work
Access to investors, business angels, crowdfunding experts and potential business partners

Application process

Rules & Timeline of 11th Edition

This pre-acceleration program is addressed at startups from Europe. We are happy to welcome startups from CEE, the Baltics, Balkans, and Greece which do business in fields such as education, medicine, gaming, sustainability, web3.0, creator’s economy, metaverse, HR, entertainment, wellness, food, mobility, finance.

To apply you need to submit an online application HERE. Tell us more about your motivation and biggest competitive advantage so we can decide if the program is for you.

Applications are open thru May 16th, 2022. The recruitment process consists of 4 stages: collecting online applications, conducting online interviews with selected startups, online Bootcamp and final selection.

​​In the third part of the recruitment process, selected teams will be invited to an online Bootcamp which is scheduled for 3 business days in June 2022. Startups selected for the online Bootcamp will be informed about it by 20th June via email.

Startups selected for the Huge Thing Pre-acceleration Program, which is being organized in partnership with Google for Startups, will be publicly announced on July, 5th. The Program lasts for 14 weeks – starting from 18th July 2022 – and will be held online.

This Program is based on lean startup methodology – one of the leading approaches to the development of new solutions. It consists of workshops, 1:1 mentoring sessions, meetings with VCs, business partners, and individual work on your project.

Each week, startups will have 1 to 2 days of workshops and individual mentoring sessions with experts. As a part of the program, each startup will also work with an individually assigned tutor who will help set priorities and evaluate the work of the startup.

Participation in the program is free of charge. We don’t take any equity from you. The program will be conducted in English.

To take part in the Pre-acceleration program you need to agree to all the terms. Have questions? Check our FAQ section. If you still need more info – don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@hugething.vc

Our Successes

5,5 mln PLN

The amount of money that the startups raised within or after the program.

> 180 (including 100 men and 80 women)

The number of people that have been hired in the startups.


The survival rate of our graduates.


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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 capitals which invest in enterprises at early stages of development (pre-seed, seed, series A). We’re looking for innovations in industries 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.

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