WE ARE WAYRA

Wayra is a start-up accelerator owned by Telefónica Open Future_, a global entrepreneurship and innovation network, open to partners.

Wayra

WHAT WE DO

If you have a business or an idea that uses technology to solve the problems of the future, Wayra is your place to make it grow.

Partnership

Open Future_ have signed 60 strategic partnerships across the world to enhance opportunities for startups

Our Investor Network

Wayra’s investor network is an attractive proposition to any start-up and will help scale-up your business.

Wayra’s Investment

Our acceleration programme will give you funding up to $50,000.

Coaches

Coaches provide more in-depth special advice to our businesses in a number of areas.

Masterclasses

Significant skills development is given through our masterclasses that run throughout the year.

Telefónica Business Development

Telefonica Business Development: Telefónica’s network consists of 300m customers across 17 countries. Access to a global customer base is within your reach!

Dedicated Mentors

Our mentor network provides helpful guidance to our start-ups throughout their acceleration.

1:1

To supplement our masterclasses, we organise 1:1 with each start-up to develop their business further.

Office Space

The recently refurbished academy provides the perfect location to grow your business.

OUR MISSION & VALUES

We believe that innovation can come from anywhere. As such, our mission at Wayra UK is to democratise entrepreneurship, not just in London but throughout the entire United Kingdom. We help to identify, develop, promote and scale UK-based start-ups by leveraging Telefónica’s global resources. Indeed, as part of Telefonica Open Future_, a global innovation network open to partners, Wayra UK is committed to the internationalisation and scalability of UK-based start-ups, including those founded by migrant and other entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds that contribute to the melting pot that is our start-up ecosystem. With a strong belief in partnership, we openly collaborate with anyone that realises that innovation cannot be done in isolation, including other corporates that recognise that corporate acceleration is an emerging growth-hacking solution not only for scaling start-ups but also for solving large-scale societal problems.

Open

Telefónica Open Future_ believes that open innovation will change the world.

We are committed to collaborating with anyone that has new ideas, new technologies and new business models that help generate growth, create positive societal impact and fuel innovation.

Inclusive

Telefónica Open Future_ celebrates diversity and globalisation. In the digital universe in which we operate, borders are imaginary and unnecessary limitations on human potential and aspiration.

We’re committed to promoting diversity and working with all other organisations that are fighting towards this aim.

Accessible

Telefónica Open Future_ acknowledges that talent isn’t limited by geography but sometimes opportunity is. We believe true prosperity and growth can only be achieved if access to entrepreneurial opportunities is demoractised.

Through the Open Future_ innovation network, we’re committed to working with local and regional partners to reinvigorate entrepreneurial ecosystems and energise local economies.

HEAR FROM OUR SUPPORTERS

  • I’m grateful to Wayra for supporting social innovation

    #iwill Google Hangout 2 HRH The Prince of Wales
  • I’ve seen the future and it’s Wayra!

    Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Mayor of London
  • Wayra are providing facilities, mentoring and events like demoDay to accelerate businesses into the real world.

    HRH The Duke of York HRH The Duke of York
  • Wayra are giving birth to a new generation of digital rock stars!

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MEET THE TEAM

Say hello to the Wayra UK team.

OUR START-UPS

A complete portfolio of those start-ups we’ve invested in at Wayra UK.

WAYRA IN NUMBERS

Start-ups Invested in Total

In Third-party Investment Raised

Start-up Trials/Contracts with Telefónica

In Telefónica Revenues Contracted

THE WAYRA OFFICE

Come say hello at the Wayra Office.

The London Office

Wayra UK
20 Air Street
London
W1B 5AN

Open Future_ North

Open Future_ North
38-44 Yorkshire St
Oldham
OL1 1SE

Open Future_ Midlands

Open Future_ Midlands
Innovation Birmingham Campus
Holt Street
Birmingham Science Park Aston
Birmingham
B7 4BB

GET IN TOUCH

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