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About us

Do you have a business idea that you want to develop? Are you looking for help for your startup? Discover our ecosystem, Telefónica’s support for entrepreneurs and acceleration programmes such as Wayra or the Crowdworking spaces.

We choose to innovate

We want to strengthen your talent as a tech entrepreneur through open innovation.

Our objective

We support and develop talent on tech-digital entrepreneurship since 2014. We are committed to fostering projects related to new technologies and identifying talent at any stage of maturity. Our endeavor is focused on strengthening ideas, initiatives, SMEs and larger companies through impulse, acceleration and investment.

We are the global meeting point where mature companies, investors and startups share their ideas and projects. A network that gives visibility to your startup by connecting you to all the key players in the enterprise ecosystem. We give you access to the calls, events, tools and training that 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, Telefónica Open Future_.

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How can we help you through our global initiatives?

At Telefónica Open Future_ we have a set of initiatives that adapt to your needs based on your idea or project’s growth stage. Over 1,700 startups already receive our support. You can be the next one to find through our global initiatives the impulse, acceleration or investment your startup needs.

Find what your project needs

Impulse

Think Big and Talentum Startups were born to support young and new entrepreneurs who need personal and professional impulse for their groundbreaking ideas.

Think Big

We identify and foster young talent with a calling for entrepreneurship in the social arena. We help 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.

Talentum Startups

University students and recent graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset have the opportunity be part of Talentum Startups where, for a period of three to six months, they are provided with a physical collaborative space, mentors and the necessary materials to get their business ideas up and running.

Acceleration

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

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 startup 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

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.

Investment

Amérigo and Telefónica Ventures are investment funds that help advance consolidated projects and startups.

Amérigo Funds

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 90 startups, creating more than 2,000 jobs.

Telefónica Ventures

Telefónica Ventures is our corporate fund with investments in 22 companies aligned with the global strategy of the telecommunications company in Europe, the United States and Israel.

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