Wayra Demo Day 2015 will take place on Wednesday, 25th November 2015, at our academy in Central London. Last year’s keynotes were offered by will.i.am and His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, who regaled our audience of over 500 people and 80 investors with rousing messages about why entrepreneurs are the new rock stars and royals, especially those start-ups that aim to solve big social problems and thus improve people’s daily lives.
This year, Martha Lane Fox, Baroness of Soho, and co-founder of Lastminute.com, will be our esteemed keynote. Former international football player and entrepreneur Sol Campbell will be holding a Q&A with Gary Stewart (Director, Wayra UK) and we have a very special guest joining us! Follow @WayraUK for more on that.
This year will be of particular interest as we celebrate the successful launch of several ground-breaking partnerships. From Velocity Health, the UK’s first digital accelerator in preventative health, to our acceleration partnerships with Cambridge Wireless (CW) and Oxford’s Isis Incubator, we’ve taken Open Future on the road, with more exciting partnerships being announced during Demo Day.
The event will also mark the successes of both our for-profit and social ventures, who have raised over $61M in third-party investment to date. Indeed, the 30 social start-ups we’ve supported have raised more than $12.5M, which is the most of any social accelerator in the UK.
Wayra UK is part of Telefónica OpenFuture, a global innovation network open to partners.
Location: Wayra UK
Date: 25th November
Time: 10.00 – 14.00
Format: Interactive panels and keynotes