Huge Thing empowers female founders from Poland and Ukraine through a series of programs

Huge Thing, established in 2012 by SpeedUp Group, has prepared a series of four programs educational and developmental programs targeted at female founders, including three editions of the Female Founders Fundraising Academy and the Female Startup Pre-accelerator program, lasting until the end of 2026.

The first in line is the Female Founders Fundraising Academy (FFFA) program, a complimentary 8-week educational program, sponsored by Visa Foundation. It offers practical knowledge focused on fundraising, capital acquisition planning, preparation for discussions and negotiations with investors, developing startup valuations, and legal aspects related to this process. Each participant will have access to 25 hours of training and 6 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship.

Recruitment for Female Founders Fundraising Academy has already started and will be open till February 11th, 2024, here.

Who can apply?

  • Female founders with Polish or Ukrainian citizenship.
  • Have experience in running their own business.
  • Have a startup that is ready to scale.

What can founders get?

“Through the educational programs we have prepared, we aim to support access to knowledge and thereby foster the development of entrepreneurial women from Poland and Ukraine,”

Monika Synoradzka, CEO of Huge Thing, comments.
  • Founders will receive 25 hours of training divided into 3 areas: improving business mode, VC workshops, and creating a “go global strategy”.
  • 6 hours of 1-on-1, where an experienced mentor will help assimilate the new knowledge and apply it strategically to your business.
  • Access to Huge Thing Mentors, Experts, and Partners network, as well as other networking opportunities.
  • Increased visibility in the CEE startup ecosystem.
  • Invitation to Female Founders Club, a space for alumni where Huge Thing will provide extra activities

Program timeline

Female Founders Fundraising Academy program timeline

About Huge Thing

Huge Thing was established in 2012 by SpeedUp Group to support the development of the startup ecosystem in Central and Eastern Europe. It was one of the first operational
acceleration program operators for startups in Poland. Today, besides supporting
innovation creators in business development, the Huge Thing team utilizes its expertise to assist organizations from both the private and public sectors in innovation management.