Wayra CEE Director Jarmila Plachá, who will be speaking at IDCEE 2014, invites startups to join Wayra accelerator

17.02.2014, 17:52

New teams from all over the world can apply with their tech projects for a Wayra Academy place until23 February, via the Wayra website ( ).


Teams can obtain a place at one of seven Wayra academies: Madrid; Barcelona; London; Caracas; Bogota; Buenos Aires; and Prague. The academies offer up to 50 places in total, with up to 12 places available at the Wayra CEE Academy in Prague. For more info pls go to


We welcome ideas from diverse areas related to financial services, advertising, e-commerce, mobile and internet applications, e-learning or social innovations, as well as projects developed in technologically demanding areas such as Big Data, cloud computing or security.


The selection process is based on three key criteria: innovation, unique technology and global market potential. The stage of development of the product or service and the qualities of the team behind the project will also be taken into account. A global panel of experts will evaluate the applications, with the most promising ones progressing to a “Wayra Startup Week” where they will pitch to a panel of investors, successful entrepreneurs and Telefónica executives.


Chosen teams will move in to the Wayra Prague Academy in April and go through its acceleration programme. In addition to office space in downtown Prague, the teams will obtain an investment of up to €40,000, expert guidance from mentors and coaches as well as the chance to access 300 million Telefónica customers.

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