We are convinced that growth opportunities come from great people with ideas.
But talent does not always find the channel, financing and support to move forward.
Wayra is a Telefónica initiative whose main aim is to promote innovation and identify talent in Europe and Latin America in the fields of Internet and new information and communication technologies (ICT) –basically ‘digital’ innovation in any field.
Wayra’s global business acceleration model helps entrepreneurs to develop, providing them with technology, qualified mentors, cutting-edge workspace and the financing required to accelerate their growth.
Wayra is a global network of accelerator academies, stimulating innovation and productivity. Academies will be connected, creating a network which multiplies the sum of that talent fostering faster innovation and success
Visit http://bit.ly/wayra-explained to watch our Wayra video.
Wayra will help accelerate a new business idea from concept to revenue by providing:
- 6 months of free workspace in Dublin 2 (with 24/7 access)
- Local and international expert mentoring
- €50,000 funding
- Access to Telefónica’s global network of accelerators, VCs and investors
- Access to 300m Telefonica customers
Wayra does not take any IP ownership in start-ups it funds, nor does it ask for exclusivity. In return for access to its accelerator programme, Wayra will take up to a 10% share of equity and first refusal option on further funding.
Wayra Ireland is now open for applications. Visit www.wayra.org/en/ireland to register and start the simple online process.
Registrations close on June 24
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