Wayra Launches New Global Call: Deadline for Applications May 26th

In December, Wayra launched its first global call for startups, and now, it’s taking its search worldwide yet again. So listen up entrepreneurs – you’ve got until Sunday, May 26th to apply to accelerate with Wayra in the academy of your choice.

This time around, eight Wayra locales will open their doors for applications – in Latin America, that includes Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. Want to accelerate on the other side of the pond? Germany, Spain and Ireland will be taking a new batches of startups, too.

The Wayra inscription process takes place completely online and can be completed from anywhere in the world. Entrepreneurs simply select the academy from which they wish to work.

Wayra is in search of top-notch teams with the capacity to execute projects that:

➜ are early-stage,

➜ include a component of technological innovation,

➜ have a potential for global growth, and

➜ possess a solid business model with viable commercial prospects in the short term.

Wayra Academy in Santiago, Chile.

Wayra is known for prioritizing teams and hence seeks out entrepreneurs who are dedicated to their projects full-time. Wayra’s entrepreneurs are proactive individuals who are willing to pivot when necessary and are enthusiastic about spending time in the academy they choose.

Though Wayra is open to any project with a technological component, it will favor those that fall into certain areas. Its focus is on products and solutions related to analytics (big data and M2M), mobile technologies (developed in the HTML5 ecosystem), virtualization and cloud services (XaaS).

The startups selected for acceleration by Wayra will receive financing in exchange for equity (5-10%). They will have access to Wayra’s offices and receive consulting and advice on developing their businesses. Moreover, they will enjoy all of the benefits and opportunities offered by Wayra’s global network.

Remember that the deadline for applications is May 26th. Register here. And in the meantime, learn more about Wayra in this video:


This text has been adapted and translated into English by Emily Stewart from its original Spanish publication.