Prague

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

Next programme starts on 01 July, 2022

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1 decision 6 months Up to €500K
AllStartup Warsaw

Incubation Programme

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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Roadmap

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

Marketplace · B2C

Swipcar

A lead generation platform for car leasing operations where clients can find the best offer and receive car at home.

Service · B2B · B2C

Citibox

Failed deliveries preventing platform with a smart locker system that keeps the packages even if you are not at home

Platform · B2C

Voicemod

Provides streamers, gamers and creators with simple tools to create more entertaining audio experiences.

SaaS · B2B

Landbot

A platform that simplifies B2C communications via bots and provides the user with a new conversational experience.

Join the programme

Applications open until 30 Jun, 2022

 








     

    Success stories

    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, but it doesn’t stop there. They walk the extra mile from day 1, when you’re putting together your team and launching your business, all the way through to later stages. Swipcar was recently acquired by Cazoo, one of Europe’s leading car retailers, and we had Demium’s support throughout the whole process.

    Julio Ribes

    CEO at Swipcar

    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

    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

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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 and 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.