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We take individuals and existing startups from an idea to funding and beyond.

14 May

Applications open

14 May, 2021

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1 decision 6 months Up to €500K
How it Works

How it works

Create your company and get up to €500K investment.

We invest in talent. We support individuals and existing startups throughout their journey, from finding a co-founder to developing an idea into a validated business model and helping to secure seed investment.

Entrepreneurs will receive mentoring and assistance with their project to best prepare them to qualify for a €100K pre-seed investment with Demium’s partner fund which could go up to €500K with follow-on investments.

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Demium High Performance Methodology

Application 1

Simply select if you are applying as an individual or as a startup. Tell us about your background and your motivation behind the desire to start your own company.

 

Individuals: We invest in talent. We’re on the hunt for standout individuals to co-found startups (no team or idea needed).

 

> Startups: If you already have a team, we want to know more about your project and help you to achieve your goals.

Interviews 2

Our selection process involves a series of interviews with the Demium Talent team, some via video-call, and some in person.

 

> Individuals: Top individual applicants who are interested in creating a new project or join one of our existing teams will be contacted for an interview to talk more about your background, previous experience, suitability and commitment to starting your own company.

 

> Startups: Teams/projects applying to the Demium Programme will be evaluated based on your team, the idea, your progress, and how that all fits with what Demium can offer to early-stage teams and what our funding partner is looking for in a winning project.

AllStartup Weekend 3

> Individuals: Our AllStartup Weekend provides a great opportunity for you to test yourself in the fast-paced world of startups. In just three days (Friday to Sunday) you’ll get to know all the participants, take part in essential workshops, such as learning how to formulate business plans and put them into action, form a core team and, with help from our mentors, pitch your business to the Demium panel.

 

The winning team and the best candidates will be invited to join our six-month incubation programme.

 

> Startups: You are not required to participate in the AllStartup. If the interview with the Talent team is successful, your team will join the Demium Programme.

Demium Programme 4

Based on the interview process, we invite the most outstanding candidates and startups to our Demium programme.

 

> Individuals: During the incubation programme we’ll help you to find a co-founder, validate your business idea, launch a scalable solution and prepare you to qualify for a €100K investment with Demium’s asset management company.

 

> Startups: We support early-stage, growth-driven companies to achieve their goals as quickly and productively as possible, by preparing you to qualify for a €100K investment and by providing access to market, community and expertise. 

Up to €500K Funding 5

Now that you’ve already found the right co-founder and you’ve developed your idea into a verified business model, it’s time to secure seed investment.

 

Entrepreneurs will receive mentoring and assistance with their project to best prepare them to qualify for a €100K pre-seed investment with Demium’s asset management company, Think Bigger Capital. 

 

Demium’s partner fund plans to invest €100K in more than 200 startups over the next 3 years, and reserves an additional 37.5% of the fund for follow-on investments, up to €500K.

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Our companies

Platform · B2B

Seaker

Online platform for diving centers. The diver can track and book diving sessions all around the world. The diving centers can manage their daily bookings and organize their services thanks to Seaker.io platform.

Service · B2B · B2C

OMGyno

Online health & wellness service that is redesigning the female gynecological experience with user-centered design.

SaaS · B2B

Dinamis

Software that measures the performance, motivation and incentives of salespeople.

Ecommerce · B2C

SYMBOXIUM

The first subscription box offering a variety of Greek spirits/distillates.

Service · B2B · B2C

Citibox

A safe way for couriers to deliver parcels when you’re not home, via free, app-controlled smart mailboxes.

Success stories

Jiaqi Pan

Looking back some years ago, when we joined Demium, there’s one thing I still have zero doubts about: the Demium concept is so much more than paddling together to change the world. To the Landbot.io Team and myself, Demium has been a trusty companion in our learning journey and entrepreneurship endeavor.

Jiaqi Pan

CEO at Landbot

Paco Tormo

At Singularu we are proud to be born in the Demium family. We were so lucky to have had Demium guide our every step, redirect our route to the next station, help us pick the best professionals for our team and meet investors. They’ve always been there. Without Demium, Singularu wouldn’t have been possible… and that’s the big truth.

Paco Tormon

CEO at Singularu

Maurici Badia

If you’re antsy and restless, and deep down you know that eventually you’ll start your own business, Demium is your beacon; your light in the dark. I lost my job in April and by September I was making €5,000 thanks to the idea Demium helped me to develop. I’m good at what I do but I’m no fool, I know that without them none of that would have been possible.

Maurici Badia

CEO at Hannun

The Incubation team

Marika Stavrakopoulou

Marika Stavrakopoulou

Head of Talent

George Platanas

George Platanas

Head of Incubation Programme

Ilias Louis Hatzis

Ilias Louis Hatzis

General Partner Southern Europe

Join the programme

Applications open until 11 May, 2021

> Apply as an Individual: Fill out an application and tell us about your background and the motivation behind the desire to start your own company.

We’re on the hunt for standout individuals to co-found startups (no team or idea needed).

 

> Apply as a Startup: If you already have a team, please send an email to hello.athens@demium.com and let us know more about your project and how can we help you to achieve your goals.






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    FAQs

    Do I need a team or idea before I join?

    No, you don’t. Simply select if you are applying as an individual or as a startup.

    Do I need to have an idea?

    No, you don’t. At Demium we focus on raw entrepreneurial talent and capabilities rather than the business idea. We believe that what really characterizes an entrepreneur is the ability to move forward with an idea, execute it and overcome all the challenges that arise along the way.

    Who decides on the idea?

    Once the incubation programme begins, we analyse and discuss a range of business ideas and market trends in teams. The founding team will then decide what idea to progress with. It’s important that entrepreneurs identify with, and are passionate about, the idea they are going to develop.

    What should I do if I have an idea?

    Apply as an individual. Once you’re selected to participate in the incubation programme, you can propose your business idea for evaluation.

    What should I do if I have a startup?

    Simply apply as a startup and let us know more information about your project.

    Can I be an entrepreneur and create a startup while working another job?

    In our view, without total dedication to the project it is very difficult to be successful and win the confidence of investors.

    Who creates the teams?

    At the AllStartup Weekend, the candidates select their own team members. Once the incubation programme begins, Demium will suggest the ideal profiles to complete each team, but it is the founding team that makes the ultimate decisions. We have great success in forming teams at an early stage.

    What are my obligations during the programme?

    We require you to fulfill the weekly objectives agreed on with the incubation director. We also ask that you attend the fortnightly schedule of classes and activities designed to help you accelerate the growth of your startup.

    Where does the incubation programme take place?

    Those selected to join the incubation programme will do so in the city where the All Startup Weekend took place. During incubation you will have access to mentors and experts in other Demium locations and, post-incubation, you will have the right to access any of the Demium sites as you continue to grow your company.

    Is Demium going to help me get investment?

    Entrepreneurs will receive mentoring and assistance with their project to best prepare them to qualify for a €100K pre-seed investment with Demium’s asset management company, Think Bigger Capital.

    Demium’s partner fund plans to invest €100K in more than 200 startups over the next 3 years, and reserves an additional 37.5% of the fund for follow-on investments, up to €500K.