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.
We’re looking for motivated teams that are dedicated to working on their startup full-time – people who are flexible and open to receiving feedback. The ideal team is made up of at least 2 members.
The draft version MVP
We’re looking for solutions with great value and global potential.
Your product should answer the problems of millions.
We’re looking for projects with great market potential. Initial and current market research is a must when it comes to validating new solutions.
Online workshops & 1:1 meetings with over 20 experienced mentors
Google product credits and early access to new services
Support in validating your business idea and acquiring your first investor
Indiviually asigned tutor to help set priorities and evaluate startup’s work
Access to investors and potential business partners
Applications were open thru Sep 6th, 2021. The recruitment process includes 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 Oct 2021. Startups selected for the online Bootcamp will be informed about it by Oct 10th 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 Oct 26th. The Program lasts for 7 weeks – starting from 2nd Nov 2021 – 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.
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.