Poland

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

14 Apr

Applications closed

14 April, 2021

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1 decision 6 months Up to €500K
Demium Warsaw

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.

Demium Programme 3

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 4

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

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HearMe

Online psychological support for employees. The platform enables anonymous and sage communication with a therapist, psychologist or coach via videoconference or chat.

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Finer Credit

Simplying the traditional process by using innovative technology to give users the best mortgage deal faster and cheaper with a completely free service.

Hardware · B2B

City Robotics

City Robotics is a startup that develops and operates Robots as a Service that use Ultra Violet light to clean germs from surfaces in hospitals, hotels, etc

Platform · B2C

skin loop

Provides acne treatment program which is personalized and designed to punch individual skin problems. The program is all-in-one solution available to anyone through online platform.

Success stories

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

Dani Sánchez

To us, Demium is an associate that has the capacity to stand by you during the early stages and continue to do so by sharing their know-how and expertise as your business grows. They fully engage and will roll up their sleeves to brave any challenge.

Dani Sánchez

CEO at Influencity

The Incubation team

Darek Knyziak

Darek Knyziak

Head of Talent

Over 10 years of experience in HR, Sales and on-line Marketing with different types of digital industries: e-commerce, SaaS, Marketplace.

 Bart Cywinski

Bart Cywinski

Head of Incubation Programme

12 years in the tech business, from sales to product to business, builds products with global reach and traction, Bootstrapper / Maker / Hacker.

Greg Mottl

Greg Mottl

Partnerships & Mentoring

Don Hatch

Don Hatch

CEE Incubation Manager

Serial entrepreneur and founder with focus areas of strategy, operations, finance, and innovation. Disciplined in negotiation, business coaching, and Lean/Agile.

Eduardo Pereda

Eduardo Pereda

CEE Investment & Portfolio Manager

Previously management consultant with focus areas on digital transformation and profitability. Specialized in fundraising, business development and business modeling.

Mario Navarro

Mario Navarro

CEE General Partner

Ex Founder and CEO of Jinn. Over 8 years of experience in startups and venture capital.

Join the programme

Applications closed

> 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.poland@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 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?

    Yes, you can, however, when your project gets funded, you will have to quit it and commit to your startup 100%.

    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.