NAME OF STARTUP:: DreamGravity – Digital, Gamified Career Planning Tool
FOUNDER: Eric K. Desman
FOUNDED IN (Year): 2018
THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:
Around 75% of 25-33-year-olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis. A common symptom of a quarter-life crisis is being unsure of what to do in one’s career or life.
Our career planning tool can be used as a “quarter-life crisis buster”. After 60 minutes of completing enjoyable exercises on your phone or computer, you should gain a lot more clarity in your career aspirations.
THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:
Previously a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting. I built this tool during my time working as a management consultant for a global consulting firm.
I loved my job, but I just knew from the beginning that I wouldn’t be working as a consultant for the rest of my life. This brought me to a very important question which was very difficult to answer at that time: who do I want to become in 10 years?
One day, I decided to block 60 minutes of our calendar on a Sunday for a “Personal Strategy Session” to apply some of the best practices in strategy development that I learned during my time working as a management consultant as well as those I learned from books and research papers on individual success and achievement.
The result of that session was incredible, it gave me a crystal clear direction to strive for in life, boosted my confidence, and got me feeling excited every day I wake up (knowing that each day will get me closer to my north star).
I felt that if a 60-minute session can bring so much value into my life, it could potentially do so for millions of other people in the world too. That’s when I made it clear that helping others live exciting, joyful, and purposeful careers was my passion and purpose in life.
So here it is, a tool from us to you. We sincerely hope that it’s going to change your life for the better.
WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:
Business, Students, Entrepreneurs, B2B Pros
LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:
DreamGravity provides young adults with the world’s first digital, gamified career planning tool. Unlike traditional career assessments that sometimes limit people to predetermined careers (e.g., doctor, engineer), DreamGravity’s product is completely self-led.
We don’t put boundaries and believe that no one should know what you can or cannot achieve. The exercise is gamified, which means that it will be more enjoyable to complete than your traditional career assessments.
HQ City: South Tangerang City, Banten Province, Indonesia
Website URL: https://www.mydreamgravity.com/
Number of Employees: 1-5
LinkedIN URL: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dreamgravity