Innovation ecosystem for 15 years

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
  • INNOVATION FUNDING
    Mar-2004

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

  • 2007
  • FIRST COWORKING SPACE
    Jan-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
  • FIRST PRIVATE ACCELERATOR
    Sep-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
  • CONTESTS AND COMMUNITIES
    Jul-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
  • CHINA
    Jun-2016

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

  • VIVATECH
    Jul-2016

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

  • 2017
  • AFRICA
    Jan-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
    Aug-2017

    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
    Sep-2017

    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.