Lisbon

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

17 Sep

Applications open

17 September, 2021

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1 decision 6 months Up to €500K
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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 · B2B · B2C

CCrave

Circular lifestyle content and commerce platform with a focus on circular economy and resource protection.

Marketplace · B2C

Hug a Group

Hug-a-Group is a social platform designed for people dealing with emotional problems, connecting them with certified therapists and people that suffer from the same issues at the same stage in their life.

Service · B2B

InovLabs

Edtech startup supporting and providing an all integrated ecosystem to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities and projects in the classroom and beyond.

SaaS · B2B

Claire

Propietary algorithm doctors can use to order contact lenses eliminating complexity, waste and misunderstandings

Service · B2C

NetworkMe

Digital Employer Branding solutions to boost the Human Resources of our partner companies and help them to captivate the talent of the new generation.

Success stories

Sara Gonçalves

Demium helped me find my team and encouraged me to believe that a new project was possible. Demium was also there to give me the final push I needed to build my own company.

Sara Gonçalves

CEO at Actif

Pedro Cruz Morais

Demium has been a life-changing experience for me. When I decided to apply, I was actually having some job interviews at the same time, and was also starting another project, which was not my priority.
Even so, after two weeks in the program and weighing out all the experience and knowledge I was gaining, I decided to focus 100% on that. We got funded four months later.

Pedro Cruz Morais

CEO at Careforce

Joao Hugo

Demium helped me find a co-founder, a business idea, find investors and raise capital.

João Hugo Silva

COO at Careforce

Rafael Clérigo

Demium played a very important role in the CLAIRE project because they’ve helped us to improve our business model and get the funding we needed.
I think Demium should be every entrepreneur’s course of action; they are key to a good startup rocketing process. They have the knowhow, the multidisciplinary team and the resources to make a project grow.

Rafael Clérigo Gonçalves

CINO at Claire

Luís Lopes

Demium has been a safe harbour and trusty supporter who allowed us to fine-tune our strategy and business model as well as the best way to start fundraising. I candidly recommend Demium as the best partner that anyone with a business idea that needs to be developed and steered, could have. Allow me to add that the friendly, relaxed though professional environment we found here at the Lisbon Hub will beyond any doubt help future entrepreneurs to skyrocket their projects!

Luís Lopes

CEO at Claire

The Incubation team

Léo Capelossi

Léo Capelossi

Head of Talent

Rita Dinis

Rita Dinis

Head of Incubation Programme

Diogo Patão

Diogo Patão

Head of Incubation Programme

Javier Desantes

Javier Desantes

Regional Manager

Álvaro Callejo

Álvaro Callejo

Director – New Programmes & Investment

Jaime Guillot

Jaime Guillot

General Partner Spain & Portugal

The Incubation team

Léo Capelossi

Léo Capelossi

Head of Talent

Rita Dinis

Rita Dinis

Head of Incubation Programme

Diogo Patão

Diogo Patão

Head of Incubation Programme

Javier Desantes

Javier Desantes

Regional Manager

Álvaro Callejo

Álvaro Callejo

Director – New Programmes & Investment

Jaime Guillot

Jaime Guillot

General Partner Spain & Portugal

Mentors

Aleksandar Tutulic

Aleksandar Tutulic

Founder / Advisor , CMO, CMOO, Senior Brand Manager FMCG, Marketing Strategist, Start-up Growth Marketer

Angela Martins

Angela Martins

AV Group, People Director

Cintia Mano

Cintia Mano

COREangels, Parnter & Managing Director