Jorge Dobón of Demium Startups: Precocious founder who prizes risk and failure

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Thanks to its unique pre-incubation model, Jorge Dobón’s Demium Startups has supported hundreds of startups in less than six years, with a portfolio worth €130 million

It's a number well known in the startup world: 90% of startups fail. But since its founding in 2013, the Valencia-based incubator Demium Startups started by Jorge Dobón has managed to transform that overwhelming failure rate into a 78% survival rate. Named Spain's youngest entrepreneur by the Association of Young Entrepreneurs, Dobón, who's also CEO of Demium, was just 20 when he set up his first business venture, Iberian Delights, to distribute Spanish products. At that time, however, Europe was in the midst of a financial crisis and the company closed two ye...
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