WE BELIEVE INNOVATION CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE

Our mission at Wayra UK is to help identify, develop and promote the breadth of talent and technological entrepreneurship that exists throughout the whole of the UK.

We do this through our programmes to accelerate start-ups, run in collaboration with our network of partners, coaches and mentors. We currently support companies across four UK sites in London, the Midlands and Greater Manchester.

Companies that join Wayra UK benefit from not only our expertise, but also that of the UK’s leading organisations, including pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharpe & Dohme (MSD), fashion technology giant ASOS, and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Calls for companies to join our programmes happen regularly, but you may also register your interest at any time - we’re always keen to talk to people seeking to develop the next generation of digital start-ups.

PROGRAMME CALLS

Acceleration programmes
Wayra UK CallOur cross-industry call for innovative digital products, services and technologies.

      • £34,000 direct cash investment
      • Wayra acceleration services investment
      • Office space
      • Access to mentors, coaches and investors
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Call for applications usually opens in September

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GCHQ Cyber AcceleratorOur call with Britain’s security agency for cyber security start-ups.

      • A £25,000 grant
      • Wayra acceleration services
      • Access to mentors & coaches from industry & GCHQ
      • Access to our investor network
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Call closes August 9
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Velocity HealthOur partnership with MSD, a global healthcare company, looking to transform healthcare through innovative solutions.

      • £34K direct cash investment
      • Additional £34k cash prize
      • Wayra acceleration services investment
      • Access to mentors and coaches from Wayra and MSD
      • Access to our investor network
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Office space in London
      • Call for applications usually opens in September

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Wayra Fair By Design – Our accelerator programme in partnership with the Fair By Design Fund to tackle the poverty premium.

      • £35,000 direct cast investment
      • Wayra acceleration services investment
      • Access to mentors, coaches and investors via Wayra and partners
      • Programme supported by £20m Fair By Design Fund
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Office space in Oldham
      • 10-month programme
      •  Call for applications opens in July
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ASOSOur call to accelerate innovative start-ups with tech that can make the ASOS experience even better for its 11 million customers.

      • £34,000 direct cash investment
      • Wayra acceleration services investment
      • Access to mentors, coaches and investors from Wayra and ASOS
      • Access to our investor network
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Office space in London
      • Call for applications usually opens in late summer

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Pre-acceleration programmes
Open Future_North, powered by Wayra UK – Our regional call for digital start-ups in the Greater Manchester area.

      • Wayra pre-acceleration services
      • Access to mentors, coaches and investors
      • Access to our investor network
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Office space in Oldham
      • 6-month programmes
      • Calls usually open in March and September

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Open Future_Haringey, powered by Wayra UK Our regional call for digital start-ups in North London.

      • Wayra pre-acceleration services
      • Access to mentors, coaches and investors
      • Access to our investor network
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Office space in Birmingham
      • 6-month programmes
      • First call coming soon
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Open Future_Midlands, powered by Wayra UK  – Our regional call for digital start-ups in Birmingham.

      • Wayra pre-acceleration services
      • Access to mentors, coaches and investors
      • Access to our investor network
      • Access to Business Development team
      • Office space in Birmingham
      • 6-month programmes
      • Calls usually open in March and September

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REGISTER YOUR INTEREST