HOW WE WORK
Jumpstart delivers an ECOSYSTEM of CONNECTIONS.
Early stage business platforms and product ideas always think they need capital. We disagree.
The RIGHT IDEAS need the RIGHT PEOPLE at the RIGHT TIME
Develop the RIGHT PLATFORM
Secure the RIGHT CAPITALIZATION
Jumpstart philosophy is to propel your platform with smart people far enough to secure smart money.
An INVENTOR tosses a smooth flat rock into the calm ocean. An INNOVATOR identifies the rocks unique ripple effect across the salt water. An ENTREPRENEUR recognizes the ripple then transforms it into a tidal wave.
GRD works with all three types. Some people just like to invent things, others like to improve things all ready invented, and still others like to make big things happen. Each takes an unique mindset and level of risk tolerance, but very rarely (usually never) are all three combined into one person.
During THE DISCOVERY process, Jumpstart will identify the missing pieces and structure the deal proposal accordingly prior to submission into THE HOPPER.
During THE DISCOVERY we will evaluate your idea, product, technology and/or business platform by looking at the COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE and over all BUSINESS MODEL potential including NEW VERTICAL opportunities.
THE DISCOVERY usually takes 2-12 WEEKS of evaluation depending on the level of work currently completed but you must APPLY first.
GRD offers an open application process, so feel free to APPLY ANYTIME. You will hear back from us within two to twelve weeks (The DISCOVERY process).
After the DISCOVERY process, you will be selected or redirected. If SELECTED you will go into THE HOPPER – A 12 week (sometimes shorter, sometimes longer) BUSINESS PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT process.
A TEAM of the right mindset will be assigned to GUIDE the BUILDING of your BUSINESS MODEL, SECURING a STRATEGIC PARTNER and/or SMART MONEY and LAUNCHING your business
THE HOPPER occurs twice a year Q1 and Q3.
We look to place LIKE MINDS (sometimes ideas) into THE HOPPER.
EVERYONE is there to support EVERYONE ELSE.
THE “IKE” (In-Kind Equity)
GRD Jumpstart realizes there are ALL SORTS of START-UP FOUNDERS out there.
Some are INVENTORS (thing creator); INNOVATORS (game changer); ENTREPRENEURS (business builder)
After a thorough analysis, Jumpstart aligns itself with the FOUNDER in the form of IN-KIND EQUITY (IKE) based on the FOUNDER needs and direction to grow their business.
GRD makes sure FOUNDERS receive a fair deal, so we can attract more FOUNDERS.
GRD makes sure SMART MONEY sees great deals from GRD, so SMART MONEY keeps returning.