What you get?
Development of Business Model
We, all together, focus on creating a winning business model of your startup. You will validate your plans and assumptions, form your team and test the market. We will help you to get ready for getting investment.
We invest in you from day 1 and help you out to get funded to Series A. We fill the investment gap with our internal investment capital and our investment partners, VCs and angel networks globally.
Superhero & Mentors
1to1 professional in-depth support. Work with the experts on business, marketing, finance, tech, design, legal and all your need.
Our industry partners are ready to provide you sector-specific know-how and new distribution channels for your product & services and help you out generate cash.
Community & Space
Become a helo member and have access to events & activities that connect you to a great business and angel investor network. Use helo workspaces in Istanbul and Bodrum.
Get benefit from leading products & services from our valuable partners in global and reduce your cost, extend runway!
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Gedik Investment has the largest customer base of any non-bank local brokerage house, and one of the leading investment banking advisory and brokerage firms in Turkey.
We take equity as a program fee and it vary depending on the stage of the startup and needs. In addition to that, we also invest in startups coming from our programs starting from 15K USD to 1 Million USD with our investment partners.
Analysis of Business Model helo! studio has an unique model of business model analyzing. It reveals the gaps and needs between existing and wanted position.
Development of Business Model🚀:We focus on discovering & realizing your “winning business model” with our team, partners, mentors and superheros.
Office hours with superhero & mentors Founders focus on identifying their most important KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and achieving them. Superheros and mentors are ready to solve the problems they face with to-the-point touches, such as:
Lead generation strategy
Hiring and firing
Go to market strategy
Workshops Superheroes, mentors and industry partners help with many areas of the business that may need support with group workshops.
Team building & organization strategyhelo! community and network attract talents to startups we support. We also analyze the team and suggest new muscles according to the needs.
Seed Investment We put money from the early stages. Starting from 15K USD.
Revenue Generation (first customers & industry partners) With our industry partners and corporate network, it will be easier for startups to find their first customers or POC candidates.
Community helo! community does not only have mentors, but also young talents, developers, designers and service providers specialized for the startups. Empowered with a digital community platform.
Perks Get benefit from leading products & services from our valuable partners in global and reduce your cost, extend runway!
Working spacesStartups can use working spaces in Istanbul & beautiful Bodrum.
Awareness & CredibilityWith its network and PR team, finding new team members, customers, early adopters, investors and press interest are often easier for helo startups. When one of the helo startups does well, the whole community benefits from it.
Fill the investment gapshelo! studio aims to fill the gap between investment stages.
Startup Borsa (secondary market for startup equity & investment)
Revenue Generation (international customers)Developing an international business network for startups is one of the main jobs of helo! studio. Startups will benefit from the introductions of helo team and investors.
Fundraising & Exit strategyFunding muscles of helo! studio and it’s network starts from seed investment to IPO. This experience will be useful to plan next funding stages for startups. And we are always ready to help you.
We do also have fun!
The culture and the spirit of helo! means collaboration and support, creativity, taking risks, embracing failure and transparency through the journey. We want you to push your limits and reach out of your comfort zone and take your company to the next level. You will sweat, but also have fun in the process. 😎
We are happy to say that we receive hundreds of applications for each batch. We review each one individually and carefully for maximum impact. We are working really hard to respond to everyone with a yes or no, but unfortunately it could take up to a few weeks to get a response.
No, but… We’ll invest 100K TRY in return for 2-4% (depends on your stage and needs) of your company. We think that 100K TRY is currently the right amount for founders to be able to run their company and pay expenses for 6 months in the early stages. We also created a favorable package for startups that includes discounts on selected hotels. It may vary but, monthly accomodation and food cost for Bodrum will be around 5.000 TRY per person. You will be informed about all of the details when you are accepted to the program. By the way, we recommend you to come to Bodrum for the first 2 months, on the other hand, online participation is also OK.