15 years of innovation

1st Equity Crowdfunding in France (2006), 1st Coworking space in France (2007), 1st private Accelerator in France (2011)

1st Open Acceleration program in France (2014), Open Capitalism initiator (2016)

  • 2004

    March 2004 : DojoGroup (formerly JFX) is created to help big corporations and SMEs to get European subsidies to finance their innovation.  

  • 2007

    January 2007: DojoCrea launches its first trial of coworking space in France in shared offices.  The first space 100% dedicated to coworking opens in 2008 in Paris (a priori the 14th in the world).  

  • 2011

    September 2011: DojoBoost launches its 1st private startup accelerator in France.  The first batch starts in February 2012. At the same time, Microsoft selects DojoBoost as BizSpark+Partner (one of the five first in the world), and sets its Windows8 App Lab up at Dojo.  

  • 2015

    2015 : Dojo launches staged startup contests based on similar lines to The Voice, and develops its entrepreneurs, startupers and researchers communities as well as its Partnership model.  

  • 2016

    June 2016: Dojo signs TA for the opening of 15,000 m2 of coworking and incubating space in Beijing city centre in China.  


    July 2016: Dojo is Ecosystem Partner on the 1st edition of Vivatech.  

  • 2017

    Deployment of Dojo in Africa, on one hand around startups in Senegal and Ivory Coast in a joint venture with the Compagnie Financière Africaine (1,300 people, 1st African organisation of meso-finance), on the other hand around education in Tunisia.  

  • MBA Innovation Management & EMBA

    Dojo is the exclusive partner, in charge of the entrepreneurship educational pillar, of the Full-Time MBA in Innovation Management of Ponts Business School, and is also involved in the Executive MBA. In both cases, the training is based on the chain of tools developed by Dojo to support startups and business angels.

  • Traders2BusinessAngels Program

    HSBC France decides to support and sponsor the Traders2BA program, a training program aiming to bring out a new generation of business angels and jointly carried by Dojo and the Youth in Finance association. The program is based on the tools developed by Dojo, notably the Equity Matrix and the Angel Profile.

Our impact is growing fast

A fast international expansion!

Economic expansion

0 More than 450

companies hosted by DojoCrea

0 More than 1,100

created jobs

0 More than 250M€ revenue

generated in-house

0 More than 2,400 events

organised for entrepreneurs

0 More than 15,000 entrepreneurs

as part of our communities

Our locations

Dojo Ecosystem

Frederic DEMBAK
CEO & Founder

Frederic Dembak: Dojo CEO & Founder, is a serial entrepreneur and business angel (Top 25 French BA according to Challenge). He builds Dojo as he plays Go: stone after stone, allowing new forms and structures to emerge.

Frederic DEMBAK
CEO & Founder
COO & Co-founder

Joel Grea: Dojo COO & Co-founder, has been heavily involved in the environmental cause for more than 20 years. Among other titles and works, Al Gore named him World Climate Leader in 2014 in Istanbul.

COO & Co-founder
Benoit MERAS
General Partner / Lyon

Benoit MERAS
General Partner / Lyon
Sébastien SAUGE
General Partner / Sustainable Development

Sébastien SAUGE
General Partner / Sustainable Development
Christophe CONNILLE
General Partner / FinTech

Christophe CONNILLE
General Partner / FinTech

And more than 80 Partners, persons associated with one of the Dojogroup’s entities, including about thirty persons daily or regularly involved in the development of Dojogroup’s various activities in France, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Cambodia or Brazil.

And more than 20 legal entities collaborating with Dojo on offers, initiatives or events such as TA, Cofina, the Pôle Finance Innovation, HSBC, #rmstouch, Cepheid Consulting, 3W Academy, Ponts Business School, Brassart, Youth In Finance, Mensa Pro or New Trading.

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