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May 17, 2023 13 mins
In the latest episode of "Who Are These Startups," the startup coach sits down with Jerry Chien, the CEO and Co-founder of Gravvity, a Canadian startup revolutionizing the creation of 3D augmented reality and virtual reality shops. Gravvity enables anyone to easily build virtual shopping experiences without the need for coding expertise, catering to the growing trend of virtual environments where kids spend hours each day. As the podcast dives into the interview, Jerry explains the current landscape of virtual shopping experiences and how major brands are increasingly investing in this space. However, the main challenge lies in the complexity and cost associated with hiring development teams to create these virtual shops. Gravvity aims to simplify the process, making it accessible and affordable for anyone to bring their virtual shops to life. The interview covers a range of topics, including Gravvity's core offering, their target audience, and the story behind the startup's inception. Jerry also discusses what drives him as an entrepreneur and how he defines success in the dynamic world of technology startups. The conversation delves into Gravvity's business model, funding situation, and the lessons Jerry has learned along the way. He reflects on the biggest challenges faced as a founder and shares insights on effective pitching techniques. Additionally, Jerry reveals his favorite productivity hack, utilizing ChatGPT, and talks about the Next AI program, which Gravvity is a part of. For aspiring founders, Jerry provides valuable tips and advice, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and team building. As an AI founder, he shares his thoughts on the current debates surrounding AI development and addresses the concerns and fears associated with it. Listeners can connect with Jerry and Gravvity on LinkedIn, where they can learn more about the company's innovative approach to web3 store creation. Building such stores may seem daunting, but Gravvity aims to streamline the process, reducing the time commitment and asset requirements typically associated with it. Tune in to this episode of "Who Are These Startups" to gain insights into the world of virtual shopping experiences and how Gravvity is transforming the way we shop in virtual environments. Links: Gravvity Website Jerry Chien on LinkedIn Startup Talk Podcast Check Out our Monthly Startup Investor Drinks TorontoStarts Entrepreneur and Startup Community Angel Investor List Venture Capital List Join us on Reddit TorontoStarts YouTube Channel Automated Transcript of Gravvity - Who are these startups SUMMARY KEYWORDS founder, startup, gravvity, create, ai, shop, companies, virtual, space, big, product, opportunity, super, day, experience, path, marketplace, executable, building, shopify SPEAKERS Jerry Chien, The Startup Coach The Startup Coach  Welcome to Who are the startups podcast shorts featuring founder interviews of Canadian startups.  Don't let pain hold you back, get fast pain relief with the pain removers, maximum strength pain relief balm, the perfect solution for chronic pain and sore muscles, visit the pain and get back to living your life to the fullest.  Welcome back to who are these startups. I'm the startup coach, founder of Toronto starts and with me today is Jerry Chen, CEO and co founder of gravvity. Welcome, Jerry. Jerry Chien  Thanks a lot, Craig, really appreciate it. The Startup Coach  What is gravvity do Jerry Chien  so we make it possible for anyone to create 3d augmented reality and virtual reality shops basically had in the marketplace right now all the biggest brands are creating these virtual shopping experiences, because they realized that kids are spending almost three hours a day in these virtual environments like Roblox, Minecraft and fortnight. And it's projected to reach you know, to $2.6 trillion by 2030.
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