WAYRA: Business accelerator for Startups


Wednesday, 19 December 2012 – 18:30 to 22:00

ProgressBar Hackerspace, Dunajská 7495/14, Bratislava, Slovensko

Have a startup? Need a help with starting it? Maybe the business accelerator WAYRA can help. During this event, this startup accelerator programme will be presented to Progressbar members, friends and anyone who is interested in starting or growing their business and needs an investment.

„WAYRA is a business accelerator for the Telefónica Group. Its mission is to select innovative projects in their initial stages and provide those selected with resources, channels to market, platforms and expertise in a bid to accelerate development, operation and sales as business initiatives with major economic potential.“

This project will be presented by WAYRA is trying to achieve a significant impact on the economy of the countries where it operates. That is why Telefónica has established WAYRA Academy in the region’s main centres. Bratislava is selected in Slovakia as there is the highest concentration of technology, universities and digital companies.

Phase 1: Call

The purpose of a Call is to invite Slovak entrepreneurs with projects within the scope described above that are interested in accelerating their projects in the WAYRA environment.
WAYRA will select the projects it freely and unilaterally deems to be the most interesting as new business ideas with solid content in terms of innovation and use of new technologies in connection with digital communications, and will deploy them within its sphere of influence. Growth potential, solidity of the business model and rapid deployment will also be seen as major advantages within bids.
The Call is open to any individual or legal entity (whether national or foreign with a valid work permit and resident in Slovakia that has the legal capacity to enter into binding agreements, and has defined a business proposal within the context of digital communications.