wayra accelerator program

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Our program goal?

Four months program helps you win Telefónica as a client on a global scale.

As Telefónica’s corporate accelerator...

...we scout for innovative solutions based on business units’ needs. If your service or product can tackle their requirements, we will connect you and start to define a paid pilot project.

The goal is to help create a customer-supplier relationship between your startups and Telefónica!

Our four months program helps you win Telefónica as a client on a global scale

As Telefónica’s corporate accelerator, we scout for innovative solutions based on business units’ needs. If your service or product can tackle their requirements, we will connect you and start to define a paid pilot project. The goal is to help create a customer-supplier relationship between your startups and Telefónica.

Last year, 15 startups from our program worked with Telefónica and generated revenue of over 1.9 million Euro.

If you have a product ready on the market, and you have customers with first revenues. Apply today to scale with us.

Acceleration Roadmap

Pre-acceleration phase

Pre-acceleration phase

• Outlining of the project scope
• Definition of milestones

Acceleration phase

•  A paid pilot project with Telefónica
•  €25K cash, no equity
•  Customized coaching sessions
•  Checkpoints: Bi-weekly meetings
•  Access to our office space in Munich city centre
•  The support of a vibrant & active startup community
•  Partnership perks such as AWS, IBM and Stripe

Acceleration phase
Acceleration goals

Acceleration goals

•   Win Telefónica as a client to sign a commercial contract with Telefónica Germany to scale on a global level with the Telefónica group
• Obtain investment from wayra Germany and other investors

Investment decision

Up to 350 000 Euro
Late seed and series A rounds
First revenues
Relationship with Telefónica not required but favorable

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Who is the program for?

We are looking for startups from the following areas with a
product ready on the market, and customers with first revenues.
5G
Internet of Things
AI
Cybersecurity
Fintech
Retail & Omnichannel
HR Solutions
Network
Social Media Analytics
Corporate Responsability
Customer Service Solution
Anything cutting edge

Why you should join

Check out the benefits during our accelerator program, including customised coaching sessions with our experts, perks and more.

Finance

•  Entrepreneurial strategy and finance
•  Financial modeling
•  From fundraising to exit
•  Legal

Team

•  Trust centric leadership
•  Team building
•  Talent development and retention


Sales

•  Digital sales and channels
•  Set up KPI analytics
•  Lead generation
•  Pricing

Growth

• Focused execution
• Strategic clarity
• Organizational aligment

Marketing

• Development of Marketing
• SEO/SEA
• UX/UI design

Perks

•  AWS Activate
•  Google Cloud
•  Pipedrive
•  Hubspot
•  Pipedrive
•  Many more

Finance

•  Entrepreneurial strategy and finance
•  Financial modeling
•  From fundraising to exit
•  Legal

Team

•  Trust centric leadership
•  Team building
•  Talent development and retention


Sales

•  Digital sales and channels
•  Set up KPI analytics
•  Lead generation
•  Pricing

Growth

• Focused execution
• Strategic clarity
• Organizational aligment

Marketing

•Development of Marketing
• SEO/SEA
• UX/UI design

Perks

•  AWS Activate
•  Google Cloud
•  Pipedrive
•  Hubspot
•  Pipedrive
•  Many more

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Portfolio

These cool startups are already working with us

Cobrainer

Revolutionize your Talent Mobility. Cobrainer uses machine learning to enable intelligent talent mobility, and unparalleled augmentation in re- and up-skilling.
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Cobrainer

Conntac

The Conntac self-service solution empowers your customers to troubleshoot Internet connectivity problems themselves – 24/7. The service is highly automated with an intuitive process that has a problem resolution success rate of above 75%.
Take me there

Conntac

E-bot7

e-bot7 offers solutions to improve customer service using artificial intelligence. It analyzes incoming messages, directs them to the right department, and provides support agents with reply suggestions.
Take me there

E-bot7

Stackfuel

The Stackfuel training environment offers employees hands-on programming exercises and high-quality educational videos within a browser-based data lab. Using business data sets, participants quickly master the most vital aspects of data analytics.
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Stackfuel

“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 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

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After six weeks from now you may already have your program contract.
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first assessment
meet the team
business and tech diligence
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Our application timeline

During the accelerator program, you will have customized coaching sessions with our experts on the following areas:

Finance

Finance determines your income and expenditure as well as - more importantly - whether or not your startup will be financially viable. In this area, we support you with:

•  Entrepreneurial strategy and finance
•  Financial modeling
•  From fundraising to exit
•  Legal

Team

A startup's culture is defined by the organization's personality. We can advise you on:

•  Trust centric leadership
•  Team building
•  Talent development and retention


Sales

A good sales strategy is crucial to your startup’s success. We will help you with:

•  Development of Marketing
•  Digital sales and channels
•  Set up KPI analytics
•  Lead generation
•  Pricing
•  SEO/SEA
•  UX/UI design

Growth

In order to grow fast, you need to make your service/product which you can sell to a big market. We can work with you to ensure:

• Focused execution
• Strategic clarity
• Organizational aligment

See coaches
wayra Germany portfolio startup Ebot-7 achievements after wayra accelerator program
wayra Germany portfolio startup achievements after accelerator program, Stackfuel
wayra Germany portfolio startup achievements after accelerator program, pyoneer.io
wayra Germany's portfolio startup Cobrainer's achievement since accelerator program

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