Wayra Academy São Paulo Opens its Doors Today

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Today is a big day for the Telefónica accelerator Wayra. In Buenos Aires, the 10 startups chosen for the latest round of work in Wayra Argentina will commence activities.

Most notably, Wayra Brazil will open the doors of Wayra Academy in São Paulo. Wayra Director Gonzalo Martín-Villa has traveled to the site to celebrate its inauguration.

Wayra is a mainstay on the Brazilian startup circuit, working with companies such as RockBee and Spotwish – both which were selected for acceleration by the organization in November of last year and will be present at Wayra Academy São Paulo now.

The Wayra Academy São Paulo space will serve as a comprehensive center for Wayra projects to advance and grow. Budding entrepreneurs will be provided with mentoring, training, and the tools necessary to refine their products and establish a solid market fit.

At the end of this week, Wayra will be headed to Campus Party Recife. There, it will host a contest to select one lucky startup to travel to Wayra Academy São Paulo for a week for business plan refinement. Four finalists will also be chosen for special consideration during the next call for Wayra Brazil projects.

The inauguration of Wayra Academy in São Paulo is an essential stride for Wayra in Latin America as it continues to establish its presence in the region’s startup ecosystem.

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Emily Stewart

Originally from the United States. Degree in Comparative Literature & Society from Columbia University. Background in marketing and communications, including copywriting, translation, editing and content creation. Localization experience. Twitter @doblackshoe