How do things work in the incubator?
We help people to build successful companies from their ideas.
You can come to us if you have an idea that you want to develop about a new product or service, but you´re unsure on how to get started. Through business coaching, advice, and working with well-established start-up methodologies, we analyse your idea´s potential and intended market together. Our incubator programme lasts for 18 months, during which you receive continuous coaching, meet other Movexum companies, gain access to our wide network, get invited to seminars and presentations. You are also offered the possibility to work from one of our premises in central Gävle, or in one of our regional nodes.
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Who can receive help?
Our mission is to work with innovative methods, ways of working, services or inventions in Gävleborg´s county. This means that everybody who has a new idea with some sort of competitive edge, or a new solution that has the potential to become a company, can probably receive help from us. We have certain criteria that need to be fulfilled by the companies that we can support in our incubator programme. For example, we look at:
The level of innovation
A new innovative product, service or method, or a significant improvement on an existing solution.
The idea has some potential to grow
As a person, you are committed and willing to allocate the time needed to build a successful company.
Your idea contributes to a sustainable society or creates societal value, or supports one of the Agenda 2030 global goals.
Your idea has a market beyond the Swedish borders.
How the entrance process works
We receive applications via our application form but also through tips from our partners and network. Every application to our incubator is allocated to one of our coaches who presents the idea to the entire Movexum team. As the person who represents the idea, you will then be invited in to a meeting to present and describe your idea in more detail. After the meeting, the entire team discusses the extent to which you are qualified to be enrolled into our incubator. In addition to the enrolment criteria, our coaches also make an assessment of where you are on the maturity matrix Movexum works after. Perhaps you have progressed far enough with your product or service to be directly accepted into our incubator, or perhaps you need to work a little more on your idea and may be suitable for our pre-incubator Boost Chamber. Enrolment into the incubator happens continuously throughout the year.
However far you have come with your idea, we would like you to start by sending in your application form to us. It gives us an understanding of the type of help you may need and helps us prepare for our meeting. The information you provide us, in writing or verbally, is treated confidentially. Once you have been enrolled in the incubator, the first thing that happens is that you are allocated a coach. You work together to create a view of the current situation and a desired goal for the development of your idea. Then work commences in our incubator to step-by-step develop your idea and you as an entrepreneur. We place demands on the commitment and future-focused work from our companies. These demands, and what you as a company in our incubator have the right to expect from us, are contained within an agreement that we both sign.
Sounds exciting, right?
Send us an application form today.
Boost Chamber - a chance to enhance your idea
Movexum´s Boost Chamber acts as a pre-intake to our incubator and is a first step into Gävleborg's start-up community. Together with other entrepreneurs, you will have the opportunity to enhance your idea, test it against potential customers and take the first step to commercialising your idea. It´s also a perfect way to get a feel for who we are at Movexum and what we can offer you.
"Don´t hesitate to join!"
Curious about other people's experience of our incubator? Some of our companies tell us here about what their collaboration with Movexum has meant for their businesses.