Calling All Start-Ups: Wayra Is The Way Forward


Wayra is awesome. No, really.

It’s a central London techhub for start-ups and entrepreneurs, but Wayra also focuses on the foundation of ideas through investment and access to a state-of-the-art global network.

Applications are open to anyone who fits this description:

“If you form part of a team of entrepreneurs and you have some innovation, business idea, solution, design or project within the digital sphere in the web or mobile environment, and whether or not you have set up a company, register it and Wayra can help you turn it into a reality.”

Click here to apply or find out more. Applications close on the 21st January.

It’s a global offer, so entrepreneurs can apply to their local academy or one of the 12 locations in Barcelona, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Madrid, Munich, Prague, Santiago or Sao Paulo.

Successful applicants will have access to the huge network created by the academies, along with technical and commercial support/help to grow their business. “In exchange for initial founding, Telefónica takes a minority stake in their companies, through a convertible note funding option.”

What You Will Recieve

  • An Investment of 40 thousand Euros
  • At least 6 months in the purpose built London Wayra Academy
  • A expert mentorship scheme
  • A business start-up bootcamp
  • An O2/Telefonica board adviser

Since last June, five of the 19 start-up businesses from Wayra London received significant funding and most are actively pursuing further funding rounds. Most of the businesses are in the process of securing commercial partnerships with O2 and Telefónica.

This really is a fantastic opportunity with the mentoring, network and financial support that Wayra can offer to make your dream a reality.

For more information and the chance to apply click here.

photo (cc). akirareiko