Wayra announces its first Munich class
Spanish telecom giant Telefónica has announced the first nine startups taking part in its “Wayra Academy” in Munich.
Wayra is a worldwide accelerator with programs in 12 countries, including: Santiago, Chile; Bogotá, Columbia; Lima, Peru; Caracas, Venezuela; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; Mexico; Dublin, Ireland; Madrid, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; London, UK; and Munich.
The decision to open the accelerator in Munich is unusual one, since Berlin is generally considered to be the startup capital of Germany, while Munich is known for its strong IT industry. Wayra’s parent company Telefónica is already established in Munich, so it makes a lot of sense that they would also want their German accelerator based there as well.
Each of the startups will get up to €50,000 in funding, access to “state-of-the-art” workspaces, and the opportunity to be mentored from within Telefónica’s worldwide network of partners.
The nine startups are:
- Chuisy: Social app for sharing decision-making
- myNudge: M2M solution for observing and evaluating the fulfillment of personal goals
- Fabbeo: Online marketplace for 3D print services
- Kisibox: Transforms your smartphone into a house key
- Cleverlize: Cloud application for creating and sending out e-learning lesson units for smartphones
- Pockets United: Service for groups of friends to record and share their everyday costs
- ClearKarma: Smartphone app showing ingredients in food items
- SpotFav: Real-time weather forecasts using HD webcams, meteorological stations and the wisdom of the crowd
- iFrontdesk: Modular application for tablets that hotels can use to offer their guests personal concierge services