Our founders

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Frederic DEMBAK
CEO & Founder

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.

Frederic DEMBAK
CEO & Founder
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Isabelle STHEMER
CMO & Co-Founder

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.

Isabelle STHEMER
CMO & Co-Founder
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Joel GREA
COO & Co-Founder

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).

Joel GREA
COO & Co-Founder

Our mission

Environment / Education / Employment

Our mission

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).

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Our activities

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.

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Our communities

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.

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Our focus

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.

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Timeline

10+ years of innovation

  • INNOVATION FUNDING
    Mar-2004

    DojoGroup Europe (old name JFX) is created to help Corporate and SME to access european grants and fund their innovation. Fondation Rome

  • FIRST COWORKING SPACE
    Jan-2007

    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. 25 1 2013-06-20 16.08.43

  • FIRST PRIVATE ACCELERATOR
    Sep-2011

    DojoBoost : September 2011 launch of the 1st private startups accelerator in France. 1st batch began in February 2012. dojoboost_4541492

  • MICROSOFT W8 APP CENTER & BIZSPARK+
    Mar-2012

    March 2012, Microsoft selects DojoBoost as BizSpark+ Partner (1 of 5 in the world), and set up the Windows8 App Lab at Dojo. 09 1 steve_ballmer_and_founders

  • EVENTS & BUSINESS CLUBS
    Aug-2013

    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). Event 1

  • OPEN ACCELERATION
    Oct-2014

    October 2014 : DojoBoost defines a new business model and modus operandi as a startup accelerator : the Open Acceleration. 2013-11-13 PML Salle 80 cercle

  • PARTNERSHIP MODEL
    Jul-2015

    July 2015, Dojo designs a new way to involve Partners, being half workforce half investors, to develop and fund the Dojo ecosystem. Lone wold dies

  • CHINA
    Jun-2016

    June 2016 : Dojo signs with TA in China to open 15.000sqm of coworking spaces and incubators in Beijing, China. Beijing

  • VIVATECH
    Jul-2016

    July 2016 : Dojo is Ecosystem Partner of the 1st VivaTech edition. 36 2 VivaTech

  • Edutec Korea
    Jan-2017

    January 2017 : Dojo is International Innovation Partner of Edutec Korea, the most innovative Edtech exhibition in Asia. Edutec

  • AFRICA
    Jan-2017

    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. 54 1 africa_tech_hubs-1-2

Locations

Fast international expansion

2007

France (Paris)

2013

Portugal (Lisbonne)

2016

France (Nantes)

China (Beijing)

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Tunisia (Sfax)

Senegal (Dakar)

Ivory Coast (Abidjan)

Kenya (Nairobi)

S2 / 2017

Morocco (Marrakech)

India (Pondichery)

United States (SF, New York)

Brazil (Belo Horizonte)

Videos

VivaTech 2016 Challenges organized by Dojo

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OUR HEADQUARTERS

48 rue Meslay, 75003 Paris, France

OUR MAIL

contact@dojo.fr

OUR PHONE

0033.(0)1.42.78.67.91