WHAT IS OPEN FUTURE_ NORTH, POWERED BY WAYRA

Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future_, and Oldham Council, have called for digital start-ups to join Open Future_ North - a new £200,000 multi-functional hub designed to scale young digital businesses across the Greater Manchester area.

Two groups of five start-ups will gain access to a state-of-the-art co-working space in Oldham, Greater Manchester, each for a period of six months in 2017, as well as pre-acceleration services such as connectivity services, mentoring, access to Wayra UK’s network and knowhow, training in entrepreneurship and business skills. If applicable, the best businesses will be asked to join the full acceleration Wayra UK programme, where they could receive up to £34,000 in investment.

The launch of Open Future_ North forms part of a wider strategy, led by Telefónica Open Future_, to work alongside local and regional partners to reinvigorate entrepreneurial ecosystems, energise local economies and democratise entrepreneurship across the UK. In Oldham, the aim is to support grassroots entrepreneurship and attract talent, investment and mentors to the area from across Greater Manchester.

Please note: Only start-ups that enter into one of our acceleration programmes receive financial investments. The best start-ups from our pre-acceleration programmes may be asked to join the full acceleration programme and receive a financial investment after such point.

What we offer

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.

Partnerships

60 strategic partnerships across the world enhance opportunities for startups

Our investor network

Wayra’s investor network provides opportunities and helps businesses scale

Coaches

Coaches provide in-depth business advice across a wide variety of topics

Masterclasses

Significant skills development through our ongoing masterclasses

Telefónica business development

Telefónica’s network consists of 300m customers across 17 countries

Dedicated mentors

Our mentor network provides helpful guidance throughout acceleration

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One-on-ones help each start-up develop their business further

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