Endeavor Investor Network: Buenos Aires Demo Day Facebook

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FOUNDED: 2011 LOCATIONS: Global # OF COMPANIES: 231 WEBSITE: http://wayra.org/en DESCRIPTION: Wayra is a Telefónica initiative whose main aim is to promote innovation and identify talent in Latin America and Europe in the fields of Internet and new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Its global project acceleration model helps entrepreneurs develop, providing them with technological tools, qualified mentors, a cutting edge working space and the financing required to accelerate their growth. Wayra's calls for projects have received more than 17,000 applications from new digital businesses, making it one of the leading global platforms for identifying technological talent in the ICT world. Its academies in Bogota, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid, Barcelona, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Munich, London, Dublin, and Prague currently host more than 230 startups. Wayra-supported companies receive funding of up to EUR€50,000 depending on the maturity and needs of the business. After that initial phase, Wayra will continue to collaborate with the most attractive proposals chosen, helping them to access private financing (financing rounds) and public funding (grants, subsidies, etc.) through its network of Business Angels, mentors and partners. WAYRA-BACKED COMPANIES @ THE DEMO DAY: Spotwish JOÃO OTERO Spotwish is a context-based app that helps you find people nearby to join you in activities you love. 13

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