Who we are
Have you got an idea that you want to develop? Are you looking for support for your startup? Discover our ecosystem, Telefónica's support for entrepreneurs or our acceleration programmes such as Wayra or our Crowdworking.
We chose to innovate
We want to strengthen your talent as a tech innovator through open innovation.
Since 2014 we have been supporting, fostering and developing tech-digital entrepreneurs. We are committed to innovation in projects relating to new technologies and we identify talent at any stage of maturity. We work to strengthen ideas, initiatives, SMEs and larger companies through impulse, acceleration and investment.
We're the meeting place for global entrepreneurship, where people with startups, mature companies and investors from all over the world share their ideas and projects. A place where you can be in contact with all the players in the enterprise ecosystem and give visibility to your startup. We put the digital training you need within reach, along with calls, relevant events and all the information to turn ideas into businesses.
We believe that entrepreneurial talent responds to the demands of a new era in the field of innovation. We believe in you. That's why we want to help you within the largest open global R&D programme, within Telefónica Open Future_.
How can we help you through our global initiatives?
At Telefónica Open Future_ we have initiatives that adapt to your needs based on the level of maturity need for your idea or project. Over 1,400 startups already receive our support. Through our global initiatives, you can also find the impulse, acceleration or investment your startup needs.
Find what your project needs
Think Big and Talentum Startups were born to support young and new entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, in the initial phase, who need impulse for their personal and professional development.
We identify and foster young talent with a vocation for entrepreneurship in the social arena. Moreover, we help transform ideas into projects, offering grants and providing young entrepreneurs with mentors who can help them get on the right track. At present, Think Big has already supported 15,000 projects in six different countries.
University students and recent graduates with an entrepreneurial vocation have the opportunity to form part of Talentum Startups where, for a period of three to six months, they can avail of 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, when you are in the development phase, you need to take it a step further with a process of acceleration. In Crowdworking spaces and Wayra academies you'll find everything you need to continue evolving.
Crowdworking spaces developed globally by public and/or private partners with the support of Telefónica are born as incubation spaces where your idea matures.
As an entrepreneur and as a startup in the tech world, you'll receive the backing to develop your project, you'll be able to count with 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) where they serve some 400 projects annually.
Wayra is a network of business accelerators with a presence in Europe and 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 the investment funds which finance and invest in consolidated projects and startups.
This is our venture capital funding network managed with public/private co-investors for financing and accelerating of 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.