Wayra is a world-leading start-up accelerator programme part of  Telefonica  Open  Future_ (Telefonica's open-innovation platform). Wayra started back in 2011 as an initiative of Telefonica's CEO, Jose Maria Alvarez Pallete, and now there are 11Wayra Academies in 10 different countries. Wayra UK was created in 2012 and since then, it has helped more than 150 British and Irish start-ups take their businesses to the next level, helping them raise over $110m in third-party funding. In addition to Wayra's London accelerator, Wayra UK runs programmes to encourage start-up development in the Midlands and the North of England, as part of our mission to democratise entrepreneurship throughout the UK. During the year there are several Wayra calls, open to all entrepreneurs. This is the starting point of the selection process to be part of any of our different programmes. These  calls are public and everybody can find information about them on our website.

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Website www.wayra.co.uk
Investor Type Venture Funds
Services Provided Incubator / Accelerator, Live Pitch Presentations
Investment Stage Seed, Start-Up, Early Stage VC
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered All
Investment Range Less than £150k, £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m
Sectors Considered Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Retail, Social Impact

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