Harry, Hermione and Ron
Frederic DEMBAK, CEO & Founder of Dojo, is a serial entrepreneur and business angel (french Top 25). He develops Dojo as he plays Go : stone after stone, letting new forms and structures appear.
Isabelle STHEMER, CMO & CoFounder of Dojo, has built her life around the mission of linking good people to provoke action. Among other achievements, she developed ESCP-Europe Alumni Network.
Joel GREA, COO & CoFounder of Dojo, is strongly involved in environment cause for more than 20 years. Among other titles and works, he was entitled as World Climate Leader by Al Gore (Istanbul, 2014).
To promote Open capitalism, which means blurring the line between Capital and Work, and organizing the collaborative creation (co-building), exploitation (revenue sharing) and ownership (co-property).
8 Business Groups named DojoSchool, DojoFactory, DojoCrea, DojoBoost, DojoEvents, DojoChannel, DojoHub and DojoFinance, exploring new models for an open approach in the 8 battlefields in modern business.
Our 500+ events by year gather 11.000+ entrepreneurs including 5.500+ startupers and 4.500+ researchers. These communities are built and managed by the community of our 100+ Limited and General Partners.
We believe that new methods, models and tools are required to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs looking for new business models and categories to build. Dojo is progressively building this framework from the StoryPitch to the DojoCanvas, from brainstorming elements to legal templates.
10+ years of innovation
DojoGroup Europe (old name JFX) is created to help Corporate and SME to access european grants and fund their innovation.
DojoCrea : January 2007 experimentation in shared office, 1st in France. First dedicated space opened in june 2008 in Paris, seems to be the 14th coworking space on earth.
DojoBoost : September 2011 launch of the 1st private startups accelerator in France. 1st batch began in February 2012.
March 2012, Microsoft selects DojoBoost as BizSpark+ Partner (1 of 5 in the world), and set up the Windows8 App Lab at Dojo.
July 2013 : Dojo set up a full dedicated events place in the very center of Paris to build communities and business clubs for entrepreneurs and startupers (based on its Community Building methodology).
October 2014 : DojoBoost defines a new business model and modus operandi as a startup accelerator : the Open Acceleration.
July 2015, Dojo designs a new way to involve Partners, being half workforce half investors, to develop and fund the Dojo ecosystem.
June 2016 : Dojo signs with TA in China to open 15.000sqm of coworking spaces and incubators in Beijing, China.
July 2016 : Dojo is Ecosystem Partner of the 1st VivaTech edition.
January 2017 : Dojo is International Innovation Partner of Edutec Korea, the most innovative Edtech exhibition in Asia.
New Dojo Partners and external partners (joint ventures) will allow Dojo to expand this year in Africa (first Tunisia and Senegal), then America (USA, Brazil) and India.
Orange = 2016, Yellow = 2017
VivaTech 2016 Challenges organized by Dojo
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