Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Telefónica launch technology accelerator programme - Wayra

In more positive news to the startup scene in Ireland comes in the form of Wayra. Telefónica's technology accelerator programme which was launched in Ireland on the 10th May. Wayra is present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Peru, UK and Venezuela.

Entrepreneurs  in Ireland  can submit their project ideas at http://www.wayra.org/en/ireland. Top10 best ideas each receiving an investment of up to €50,000 and access to a new state-of-the-art workspace – the Wayra Academy – in O2’s Headquarters in Dublin’s Docklands. The closing date for submissions will be the 24th of June so it's time to get the thinking caps on and get that idea submitted.

It is clear to see that Wayra in Ireland will look to harness the spirit of the current startup scene and looks to generate more entrepreneurs and technology startups. Initiatives like this show the confidence within the Irish market in the technology space. Here is hoping more successful technologies will emerge with the help of Wayra.

Twitter: @WayraIRL