wayra scales your startup

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€2,7 M

Revenues generated for startups in 2020
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Active portfolio startups in 2020
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Contracts won between startups and Telefónica in 2020

Wayra Scales Your Startup

Our mission?

Drive corporate innovation by scouting, scaling and investing in tech startups and pathing 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: become the most committed and reliable partner for startups to shape the future of telecommunications and enterprise technologies.

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

Three ways of scaling

Each focuses on different needs of the startups:

Accelerator Program

Startup stage: Product ready on the market, and customers with first revenues.
Startup location: Europe and Israel
We offer a flexible and tailored development catalogue. Together with you, we define the promising criteria to scale your business with a paid pilot project with Telefónica.
Accelerate with us

Investment

Startup stage: Late-seed to Series A rounds
Startup location: Dach
We invest in technologies that are key for the telco industry future to enable the deployment of telco technology locally and globally.
Get investment

Community

Startup stage: Pre-seed to early-stage
Startup location: Munich
With a free nine months project, we define milestones and support you grow along with 60 entrepreneurial peers in our office in the city centre.  
Be part

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.

Recurring Revenues

We support your startups with business opportunities within the Telefónica group and also with external partners, suppliers and customers.

Global Network

Your preferred access to Telefónica’s international group, our technologies, our experts, and over 350 million customers and clients across 24 countries.

Investors Ready

Let’s define the fundraising journey together, and you will receive our support through the process.

Marketing Visibility

Through our online channels and ecosystem, we support to strengthen your brand and your position in the market.

Customised Coaching

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

Brand Recognition

We have the resources and know-how required to bring innovation to market.

"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."
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."
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."
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!"
Philipp Csernalabics,
Co-founder & COO of Neohelden
"wayra helped StackFuel to win Telefónica as our first client. After that B2B Sales took off and helped us to scale the company."
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 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.”
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
"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
"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, MatchManao

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!

Wayra helps your startup generate revenue by winning Telefónica as a client

Founded in 2011, wayra is Telefónica's Open Innovation Hub. With a presence in ten countries, wayra is the largest global corporate accelerator in the world.
Wayra accesses new markets alongside Telefónica and celebrated over 50 meaningful exits and great examples of joint revenue generation.

What’s the value of working with wayra Germany for you?

Through our network of seven hubs, wayra Germany offers startups preferred access to Telefónica's global group, our technologies, our experts, and over 350 million customers and clients across 24 countries. Together, we will test new products as well as new services and accelerate the very best of them.

Discover wayra Germany's portfolio

wayra Germany events

Wayra designs and curates your events calendar to bring you the best content and the access to our ecosystem.
Announcement:
Given the current COVID-19 situation, all residents and team are working remotely and have cancelled all events that were due to take place in our space.
However, we have searched exciting virtual meetings for you to attend from home:

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