Who we are
Have you got a business idea that you want to develop? Are you looking for support for your start-up? Discover our networks: Telefónica Open Future_ or acceleration programmes such as Wayra or Crowdworking.
We choose to innovate
We strengthen your talent as a tech innovator through open innovation.
Since 2014 we have been supporting, fostering and developing tech-digital entrepreneurs. Our commitment to innovation and new technology related projects help us identify talent at any stage of maturity. Our endeavor is focused on strengthening ideas, initiatives, SMEs and larger companies through impulse, acceleration and investment.
We’re the meeting point where mature companies, investors and start-ups share their ideas and projects. Our common network gives visibility to your start-up by connecting you to all the key players in the enterprise ecosystem. We give you the tools and training you need to turn your ideas into business.
We believe that entrepreneurial talent responds to the demands of a new era in the field of innovation. We believe in you, and that's why we want to help you get access to the largest open global R&D programme in Telefónica Open Future_.
How can our global initiatives help you?
At Telefónica Open Future_ we have created initiatives to cater to your needs based on your idea or project’s growth stage. Over 1,400 start-ups already receive our support. Through our global initiatives, you can also find the impulse, acceleration or investment your start-up needs.
Find what your project needs
Think Big and Talentum Start-ups were born to support young and new entrepreneurs who need personal and professional impulse for their groundbreaking ideas.
We identify and foster young talent with a calling for entrepreneurship in the social arena. We transform ideas into projects by offering grants and providing young entrepreneurs with mentors who can help them get their businesses off the ground. As of today, Think Big has supported 15,000 projects in six different countries.
University students and recent graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset have the opportunity to form part of Talentum Start-ups where, for a period of three to six months, they are provided with a physical collaborative space, mentors and the materials necessary to get their business ideas up and running.
When your ideas become projects with the potential to continue to grow and you are in the development phase, you need to take it a step further with a process of acceleration. At Crowdworking spaces and Wayra academies you'll find everything you need to continue evolving.
Crowdworking spaces were developed by public and private partners with the support of Telefonica to serve as incubation places where your ideas can grow.
As an entrepreneur and start-up in the tech world, you'll receive the backing to develop your project, you'll be able to count on a space where you can collaborate and share knowledge and innovation.
As of today, over 50 Crowdworking spaces have been created across the world (Europe, Latin America and Asia) to serve over 400 projects annually.
Wayra is a network of business accelerators with presence in Europe, Latin America and 11 hubs located in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, the UK and Germany.
At Wayra, you'll find the support you need to receive financing, mentoring, unique workspace, global network connection, networking between entrepreneurs and investors and the possibility of your product reaching customers all over the world.
Amérigo and Telefónica Ventures are investment funds that invest in consolidated projects and start-ups.
This is our venture capital funding network managed by public and private co-investors who finance and accelerate tech companies with high added value. Amérigo has eight funds that operate in seven countries: Spain, Germany, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico. There have already been investments in close to 80 startups, creating more than 2,000 jobs.