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Tech for all, not for some

This month, Elite Business Magazine features an opinion piece by Wayra UK Director Gary Stewart on what the tech sector needs to do to benefit all sectors of society, rather than just a privileged few. You can read the piece here.
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Irish start-ups – win the chance to join the Wayra UK network!

Irish start-ups seeking to scale – you could win a life-changing opportunity to join the Wayra network at TechConnect Live. At the exhibition, which will take place at the RDS on May 31, Wayra UK is offering start-ups three prizes that could take a company to the next level.
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Wayra UK hosts Girls in ICT Day

Wayra UK hosted the ITU Girls in ICT Day, highlighting the exciting learning and career opportunities for young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.
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See Y Combinator’s Sam Altman talk start-up strategy @Wayra UK

In March, Wayra UK was delighted to welcome Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator - the world's most successful accelerator programme - to talk start-up strategy.
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Telefónica #4Sight – answering the big tech questions

In April, Telefónica, O2 and Wayra came together to create Telefónica #4Sight: an event looking at some of the big tech questions facing society - and what companies can do to address those challenges.
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Twitter’s Bruce Daisley speaking @Wayra UK

At Telefónica 4Sight, we welcomed Bruce Daisley - Twitter VP for EMEA - to speak on the Future of Work and how to survive a working world under stress.
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Wayra Monthly: April 2017

In this edition of Wayra Monthly:
  • GCHQ Cyber Accelerator Demo Day
  • Join us for Telefónica 4Sight, April 12
  • Y Combinator's Sam Altman speaks @Wayra UK
  • Open Future_ Haringey Announced, with help from the Mayor of London and Sol Campbell
  • Swiping Right at Wayra!
  • Wayra UK companies disrupt the Real Business Future 50
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Join us at Telefónica 4Sight, April 12

Join us on April 12 for Telefónica 4Sight - a summit that looks at the biq questions posed by tech for society.

The keynote speaker is Bruce Daisley, Twitter VP for EMEA. Bruce will draw on his experiences and insight to talk about how technology is changing the future of work for us all.

You can sign up for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/telefonica-4sight-tickets-33040937333
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Telefónica Open Future_ Launches Focus Week on Big Data

  • Commercial purchases of hardware, software and services related to Big Data will see annual growth rates of 11.9% through to 2020, by which time there will be over 30 billion devices connected to the internet.
  • Open Future_ spaces in Spain, Chile, Colombia and the UK will offer information and will organise activities during week of 15-21 May.
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GiveVision featured on BBC News

Watch the work of GiveVision, a Wayra UK alum, in a BBC News clip showing how they help Charlie, a schoolboy who started to lose his sight at the age of four, see. See the news clip here:
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Swiping Right at Wayra!

Wayra UK welcomed a visitor who's changed the world of dating forever - Jonathan Badeen, co-founder of Tinder and inventor of the 'swipe right'.
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Video: GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, powered by Wayra: end of Programme One

Find out more about the first start-ups to go through the GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, featuring speakers from Wayra UK, Telefónica, ElevenPaths and of course the entrepreneurs themselves, through this short video.
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