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

11 Jun

Applications open

11 June, 2021

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1 decision 6 months Up to €500K
Hannun

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, please click here to fill out the form and let us know more about your project and how can we 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

Marketplace · B2C

Swipcar

All included renting on a payment monthly basis. Just pick the car, the time you needed and be ready to drive!

Ecommerce · B2C

Hannun

Online e-commerce of handmade wood furniture.

Marketplace · B2B

Catevering

Catevering is a free platform where companies can compare, customize and book catering. They save time and money, book online in just 3 clicks and manage their invoices and orders.

SaaS · B2B

Freightol

A digital freight forwarder and customs broker for any type of freight: ocean shipping, air freight and ground transportation. It offers an online platform to book, manage and track all freight.

Marketplace · B2B · B2C

Brickbro

A user-friendly crowd-funding platform for property investors.

Success stories

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

Laura Gómez

Over the course of my life, one thing was clear to me: I’ve always wanted to start my own business project and fight for it as if there was no tomorrow. Make no mistake, I seized every opportunity but when I stumbled across Demium in the best sense of the word, I decided to leave it all behind and trust them without reservation. Best choice I’ve ever made for years. To me, Demium is a flawless synthesis of that family vibe, passion, endeavor and opportunities. Thrilled to have met you!

Laura Gómez

CEO at Catevering

Julio Ribes

To me, it’s been a unique experience. Demium is the place to learn how to actually become an entrepreneur and get yourself started on your goal. Their events program is captivating but it doesn’t stop there; Demium professionals walk the extra mile to help you put together your team, plan your lean launch strategy or design your growth strategy. A pleasant working environment, in which you can work hard to launch your very own idea in the market.

Julio Ribes

CEO at Swipcar

The Incubation team

Bruno Martin

Bruno Martin

Head of Talent

Nina Alastruey

Nina Alastruey

Head of Incubation Programme

Manuel Nieto

Manuel Nieto

Incubation Manager Spain & Portugal

Álvaro Callejo

Álvaro Callejo

Investment & Portfolio Manager Spain & Portugal

Jaime Guillot

Jaime Guillot

General Partner Spain & Portugal

Join the programme

Applications open until 08 Jun, 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 click here to fill out the form 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 analyze 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.