Wayra Scales Your Startup

The largest global corporate accelerator with ten years of innovation experience
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€2,7 M

Revenues generated for startups in 2020
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30%

Female-led startups in community
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22

Contracts won between startups and Telefónica in 2020

Our mission?

Drive corporate innovation by scouting, scaling and investing in tech startups and paving the way for a mutually beneficial collaboration.

The largest global corporate accelerator in the world

Do you know that Wayra means ‘Fresh Wind’? The idea sprung up in 2009 when our parent company Telefónica realised the true potential of innovation.

With a presence in ten countries (Europe and Latin America) since 2011, Wayra is the largest global corporate accelerator in the world, with a clear vision: be the most reliable partner for startups to shape the future of telecommunications.

We, as one of the seven innovation hubs, are located in the centre of Munich.

Four ways of scaling

Each focuses on different needs of the startups:
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Accelerator Program

Startup stage: Product ready, and customers with first revenues.
Startup location: Europe and Israel
Scale up! We help you resell your product to Telefónica's customers or winning Telefónica as your client.
Accelerate with us
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Investment

Startup stage: Late-seed to Series A rounds
Startup location: Dach
As an early-stage investment arm of Telefónica, we co-invest with European venture capitalists.
Get investment
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Community

Startup stage: Pre-seed to early-stage
Startup location: Munich
Welcome to the entrepreneur’s home in Munich. Work with 60 other founders in our office for free.
Be part
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Tech Lab

Startup stage: Ready for testing in 5G NSA / SA
Startup location: Europe and Israel
The go-to place to develop and deploy the 5G & Edge Computing use cases of the future.
Visit us
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How can we scale your startup?

Florian Bogenschütz
Former founder and CEO Wayra Germany

Not convinced?

As the most global, connected and tech-driven innovation hub, we will help accelerate your solution to make a difference.
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Recurring Revenues

We help you win Telefónica as a client and generate collaborative business opportunities for you within the Telefónica group.

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Global Network

We scale you globally with access to our technologies, our experts, and over 350 million customers and clients across 24 countries.

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Investment

We invest in future telco technologies and have a great network of key venture capitalists in Europe.

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Space

The startup journey is challenging. So let's stick together! Join our community in the centre of Munich with many other entrepreneurs, free of charge.

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Customised Coaching

Our experts will be your buddy to support you with topics such as Finance, Sales, Marketing and Growth.

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Perks

Thanks to our global partners, we offer benefits and credits that represent significant savings for you, including AWS, Airtable and more. 

"Wayra believed in us from day one. With their help in the form of mentoring, network and expertise in the industry we could starting building our company from the ground up. Now, 4 years later we grew to nearly 100 people in 3 different countries."
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Fabian Beringer & Xaver Lehmann,
CEOs of e-bot7
"Thanks to Wayra we were not only able to benefit from their large and high-quality coaching network, but also had very quickly the opportunity to present our Self-service solution in front of the right Telefónica business unit. As a result, we were able to start a very successful and long-term project with them."
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Dr Michael Faat,
CEO and co-founder of Conntac
"Wayra's biggest advantage is the option to cross-sell into their wide network of other corporates as well as their dedication to winning Telefonica itself as a customer."
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Dr. Gunter Fischer,
CEO & Co-founder of Brainalyzed
"Wayra helped us to land a first pilot with Teléfonica and created a ton of opportunities for us! The true value though, beyond pure revenues, is the Wayra team and ecosystem – their coaching truly helped us to grow and scale!"
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Felix Schroeder
CEO and Co-founder of Chatchamp
"Wayra helped StackFuel to win Telefónica as our first client. After that B2B Sales took off and helped us to scale the company."
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Leo Marose & Stefan Berntheisel,
co-founders of Stackfuel
"Wayra provided us with access to the right decision-makers and allowed us to win one of the biggest Telecommunication providers as a customer.  This allowed us to better understand the market needs and to enter successfully the telecommunication market."
Stefan Link, CEO Pyonner.io
Stefan Link,
CEO and co-founder of Pyonner.io
“Being part of the Wayra program was a great opportunity to show the value of our software to Telefónica via pilot projects, which was also the base for a long-term and successful partnership. Furthermore the coaching options have helped us with concrete challenges and to become an even more successful company.”
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Benjamin Dammertz & Carsten Dolch,
Founders of FoxBase
"Wayra is the rail bar which keeps you on track with all challenges and breakdowns during the journey of building a new company. It's a secure & inspirational ecosystem with like-minded people and access to big corporations that would take you years to get a foot in the door. It is speed, structure & mojo for your startup. It's a family."
Max Amplitude
Max, Amplitude
"The office and location are great! But there is much more! We regularly talk to other startups regarding their experience and can leverage their skills, and the other way round. It is also very motivating to work in an energetic environment with a lot of driven, smart people."
Steffi, Vcoach
Steffi, VCoach
"I joined the community to be surrounded by people who want to make a difference in this world, who are tackling problems to improve how things work in our society and business culture. I feel like, Wayra is the place where I can find this. I love that we share our thoughts, ideas, challenges and perspectives."
Urs MarchManao
Urs, MatchManao
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Do you need SIM cards for your IoT and M2M products or for your team?

Being part of a major telco, we are more than happy to assist you in getting in touch with the right contact from Telefónica Germany to get SIM cards.

Questions?

We are happy to help. Feel free to contact us!
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