Provides opportunities for students and new graduates to take their first steps as an entrepreneur or startup. We discuss ideas, provide advice on everything from business planning, start-up finance, market research, sales and marketing, etc. We provide advice by appointment to meet one of our mentors. These informal meetings are a chance for founders to get one-to-one support as part of our mentoring program.
Most growth stage businesses need to invest in marketing to grow their user base and increase their sales numbers. We offer digital marketing as a service so you do not need to build a team in-house to handle this activity. We also work on establishing your presence on the web using innovative techniques.
Growing startups need to reach out across Cyprus, Europe and the MENA region but have a very limited budget at hand to do this. We are introducing member partner programs as a way for startups to gain visibility in these regions at a very low investment. The programs allows any startup to effectively market themselves.
All startups require visibility. Media is one way of attracting attention and gaining visibility. We created our very own media platform in the form of Gravity Club PostBox, where you can put up your startup story and have it seen by the strong community of members who are a part of Gravity Club. Feel free to write to us if you wish to publish.
We organise monthly meet-ups and we conduct meetings in the other cities where we have a presence, every alternate month. The monthly meetings give our members an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs who are part of the community and learn. A perfect place to test your networking skills and build connections.
Gravity club plays an important role in our community and ecosystem. It is a network of local and international entrepreneurs from across the globe. We organize specific events for our members to address specific topics for them while at the same time giving them an opportunity to network with other members.
Many of the entrepreneurs are eager to get in front of the investor and pitch their startup to get feedback, validation and investment from them. We curate and invite a set of investors who are interested particularly in early stage startups. Storytelling is an event that is perfect for early stage startups to pitch at.
Knowledge Sessions are specifically designed to cater to the needs of startups and to help entrepreneurs learn very critical skills and techniques which would help them build a much more robust and lasting business.
We offer mentoring as a service to early stage startups to help them ascertain clarity of vision and direction. We also help them understand the intricacies of various business models and act as their sounding board. We support them to go from an idea stage business to one that is ready to grow.
Show and Tell gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet investors from across the world but at the same time it also gives them the opportunity to learn from stalwarts of the industry. Show and Tell has awesome workshops on topics that are a must for entrepreneurs.
Office space, IT infrastructure, Payroll, Product Development, Marketing etc. are all crucial for a startup and require funds. We offer pre-seed funding, which is a combination of cash, facilities, and in-kind services, to help start your business and process the development of your product/service, in return of equity.
Intellectual Property (IP) creates value for your company as it is the cornerstone of your idea and services / products. Taking the necessary measures to protect your IP is a smart and important move, which will ensure your services/products’ originality as well as your brand recognition and awareness. Furthermore, planning and proceeding with IPR early on can significantly minimize cost.
Having acquired significant knowledge and expertise we help you with Innovation diagnostics and intellectual property services, such as patent searches and writing etc.
Your product needs to be tested, needs to work properly and solve the problem it was supposed to. Potential customers need to see it, use it, validate it and provide feedback. This phase will help you optimize your product, minimize defect risks and bring it to market level standards. Moreover, a prototype is usually the minimum requirement to reach investors and acquire funds.
We offer our expertise in prototype design and development, as well as access to a state-of-the-art prototyping infrastructure.
We design and develop your product, always having in mind aesthetics, design functionality and user experience. Our team has built and wants to share its extensive experience in product design and development, through the years of working with and providing services to SMEs and esteem organizations all over Europe and Cyprus.
We help define your customers’ primary needs, determine the differentiation of your solution and provide the necessary proof to optimally communicate your business’ core. We make sure to attract the right audience for your business and achieve market growth.
Usually entrepreneurs concentrate on the development of their product and suppress their commercialization strategy and action plan. We work with you in defining your targeted market segments, the distribution and sales channels and develop the required partnerships towards an effective commercialization of your product/service.
Through our partnerships, we are willing and able to help you achieve an effective and successful commercialization of your business.
You need to be able to communicate your story. Your startup journey transmits your passion and knowledge to your audience, who might be your next customer or investor. Our expert team works with you constantly to build and optimize your pitching, and transmitting your story.
Specific and targeted testing methods and evaluations are needed to deliver high quality products that are fully functional and meet all the specifications and requirements. Our experience is the field and the access to high- tech laboratory equipment gives us the ability to deliver fully operative and certified projects.
Mentoring, at Gravity, is a personalized process which we carefully plan. Your mentoring programme and the mentors themselves are chosen based on your needs and requirements. Our resident mentors work with you day by day and our guest mentors make sure to pop-in very often to bring you knowledge from the real market.
Our team works with you towards identifying the components, functions, and processes of your business, with the aim of ensuring revenue and profit generation. Here is where numbers are put on paper and the financial viability of your business is tested. We work on the principles of creative design and business model canvas to help you understand how to develop a healthy, sustainable and organic growing business.
We help you break down your idea and identify its real value for your future customers. We assure its uniqueness and competitive advantage, to ensure product protection and minimize the risk of conflict with any other product in the market.
The first step is always the hardest, and this is the “modus operandi” of our methodology.
We provide early stage pre-seed funding to help our aspiring entrepreneurs grow.
At Gravity, we provide a combination of:
– facilities, and
Our aim is to get our founders to the stage where they will be ready for their seed funding round, which is also an option offered by Gravity and our network of private investors
We provide a state-of-the-art working space which is built in a way to provide all necessary amenities for our startups.
Our space provides:
– IT infrastructure
– electronics and Prototyping infrastructure
– a structured “learning by doing” entrepreneurial mindset to help aspiring entrepreneurs get started and develop their business.
We build long lasting relations with our startups and continue to work with them beyond their incubation period.
We continue providing assistance through:
– business development services,
– further fund raising, and
Startups need approximately 3 years to become established as a sustainable and profitable company. At Gravity, we want to make sure they reach stability, before moving on to their next venture.
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Optimization and evolvement of your pitching never stops. As your company, your product and your team progresses so does your pitching. We guide you through adapting your pitching to your current needs and requirements in a way that will reflect your company status and goals.
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