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Wayra UK at 4YFN Barcelona 2017

Start-ups from the Wayra UK ecosystem will be amongst the Telefónica Open Future_ companies showcased at 4YFN Barcelona, which takes place from 27 February to 1 March as part of Mobile World Congress.
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Wayra UK to host Global EdTech Awards Finals

A year-long global competition to find the most promising EdTech startup concludes today at the home of Wayra UK.
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First cyber security start-ups selected for GCHQ Cyber Accelerator

· Seven start-ups, focusing on online security issues and threats, will join the new GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, powered by Wayra UK

· The accelerator, officially launched today, will be part of a world-class Government-funded cyber innovation centre that will help keep the UK secure online

· Each start-up will receive benefits including access to technological and security expertise, networks, office space and mentoring

· Accelerator will help UK take the lead in producing the next generation of cyber security systems, boosting the country’s tech sector

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Game, Set, Match as Rafael Nadal launches sport accelerator with Telefónica Open Future_

• Startups selected in global call will present their projects to the tennis player and be assessed for investment and acceleration opportunities

• Proposals must centre on sport, smart management, audiovisual and media content or wellness and eHealth solutions

• International call is open until 15 February 2017

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Wayra UK’s 2017 Open Office programme

Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future_, is proud to launch its 2017 Open Office programme, in which anyone can pitch their start-up idea to our team, as well as selected investors and coaches.

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Velocity Health – End of Year One!

Hear from the four start-ups in the 2016 cohort at Velocity Health – the first preventative healthcare accelerator programme launched in the United Kingdom - at the end of their year in the programme.
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Wayra’s 2016 Demo Day

See what happened at our 2016 Demo Day, starring Deputy Mayor of London for Business Rajesh Agrawal, serial entrepreneur and investor Debbie Wosskow, CNNMoney Europe anchor Nina dos Santos, 17 of our awesome startups, and Caitlin, one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the UK!
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Meet Caitlin, one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the UK

Watch Caitlin, a 12-year-old entrepreneur, pitch her company - Syper Education - at our Demo Day!
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Welcome Week at Wayra!

It's an exciting week at Wayra UK, as we welcome the new cohort of start-ups that will take part in our 2017 programme in the London academy.

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Forbes recognises Wayra start-up founders in 30 Under 30

Four founders of companies within current Wayra UK programmes have been recognised by Forbes as amongst Europe's best and brightest.
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New global competition to identify tech projects with potential

• New TOF_ Global Race is open to innovative projects and startups that make use of new technologies from any corner of the globe

• The winner will achieve international visibility and be invited to 4YFN (Barcelona), one of the world's leading entrepreneurship forums, to present the winning startup in public

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Wayra UK to triple number of digital start-ups it supports, boosting UK regional tech development

  • Wayra UK to provide support to 50 digital start-ups in 2017, up from 17 in 2016
  • New pre-acceleration programmes in Oldham, Birmingham and Cheltenham to help tech entrepreneurs across the UK
  • Partnerships with ASOS, Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) and GCHQ will support fashion tech, health tech and cyber security start-ups respectively

Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future_, is to support more UK digital and tech start-ups in 2017 than ever before, thanks to a substantial increase in the number of programmes it offers across the country.

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