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Huge Thing 1th Edion

Global innovation

About 2012 Edition

The first edition of the Huge Thing program took place in 2012 and lasted for 6 months.

Its applicants were people with ideas, who were building their first prototypes during the program. The program’s goal was to create a basic version of a startup with a global potential, as well as to develop a business model. The participants took part in workshops concerning areas of strategy, marketing, sales, entrepreneurship.

Program’s first edition was an initiative of Speed Up Venture and LMS Invest’s management. The program was divided into two parts. Three months of intense work were followed by a project progress assessment, resulting in 7 out of 14 teams continuing to work on their startups. They received funding of 30,000.00 PLN for their development in exchange for a 10% stake.

Program partners

SpeedUp Venture Group

SpeedUp Venture Group is a leading group of venture capital funds, investing in enterprises in an early stage of development (seed, pre-revenue, early growth). Areas of our interest include enterprises and entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe, who want to conquer the global market by utilizing their self-developed solutions. Their cooperation with companies is based on a 3-8 year investment horizon. SpeedUp is looking for innovations from areas such as: consumer internet, fintech, martech, adtech, medtech, IoT and hardware. They’re interested in technologies like Machine Learning,Picture recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, VR and Blockchain.

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Startups

Startups

Pocademy

It’s an innovative learning technique of playing interactive poker game, which introduces players with game rules as they play. Users can play hands in dedicated rooms, where they get game related tips and pointers while playing.

Sellbox

An application which allows its users to sell any file they have stored in their Dropbox. An ideal solution for authors, artists, and any other person who creates files/solutions useful for others.

Subscrea

A subscription-based platform for creating subscription stores allowing to sell products in few easy steps.

Transparent

choice

An application based on a scientific AHP method, which supports the decision making process in businesses, institutions and administration. A good tool minimizing the risk of errors while making decisions.

Lorneta

A solution merging interests of all three parties of an online advertisement market: advertisers, publishers and potential customers. A system based on a quiz concept, combining interests of all parties.

MoodUp

It’s a mobile application whose goal is to accustom kids to doctor’s visits. Its first version is dedicated to dental visits. The application guides parents in preparing their kids for their first dentist visits, and helps kids develop healthy oral hygiene habits.

Whalla

It’s a service which allows collection of specific event related pictures and videos in one place. Dedicated not only to regular users but also to event planning professionals.

Edition summary

The following received an investment: Pocademy, Sellbox, Subscrea, and Transparent Choice. The remaining three received a conditional investment. Years later, Transparent Choice is still operating and being developed, while the rest of the projects are currently operating in another field.

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