“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.”
– Tony Gaskins
You may be reading this thinking: “Great! another incubator!”, wondering why you should even consider pitching your idea to GVI. We get you. We really do. Israel is a small place and the Start-up scene often seems saturated with ventures, incubators, accelerators and funding programs. You may well feel tired of pitching and pitching, all the time wondering when the big break will come.
We started GVI with a very different way of thinking and looking at things and a strong focus on people, more than just on ideas. That is not say we don’t screen ventures, but it means we look at you, the founder, and at your team before we look at anything else. We do what we do because we really want to help people. Making money is a bonus 🙂
So here are 3 reasons (there are lots more!) to join us today:
Reason 1 – Initial Funding doesn’t require anything from you
We partnered with IFLA to bring you the option for early stage funding in the form of a loan at unprecedented conditions. No one else gives loans with our conditions (we checked that!) and you are not required to match the loan sum.
Basically it’s a loan to help you get started. But you don’t even have to worry about that because that’s why we have all the services (reason 2 to join us!).
Reason 2 – We offer a broad umbrella of professional services, unlike anyone else
When was the last time you heard about a hub, accelerator or incubator that offered you full services of business development, innovation research, due diligence and even marketing? Chances are it never happened, because most incubators are build around the concept of getting you funding (for matching), taking quite a big chunk of equity and offering you a work space, maybe some office services and sometimes legal counseling and accounting services (all of which you pay for anyway from the funding you get).
We think you need a lot more to get started and to succeed, so we created the best team to deliver the most professional services at the most affordable prices.
Reason 3 – We got your back for as long as you need us to!
Normally, accelerator or incubator programs are limited in time. It can range from a couple of month to a couple of years, but in the end you have to leave and make it on your own. We think this is bad. Founding a start-up is hectic enough and costly enough and you need some stability. You also need support – real active support and you need it for more than 2 months or 2 years. So at GVI you can stay as long as you’re active. When the loan runs out we’ll help you get more funding with the end goal of raising the “big money” from VCs we’re connected to. By the way, only then, with the big fund raising, comes the equity part for GVI and even there we’re competitive.