On Monday June 20th we got a chance to visit the Wayra offices at the Telefónica building in Gran Vía. Wayra is the startup accelerator from Telefónica. They finance many startups in their early stages and they also host these companies initially at their offices in Gran Vía.
We were greeted by Paloma Castellano, head of Wayra Madrid and Marta Navalón in charge of Business Development at Wayra. They were super kind and showed us the offices. We also got to meet some companies, such as YBVR and played with their VR systems. Afterwards we had a really nice talk where they explained what Telefónica does for startups with Wayra and how Paloma and Marta are very much focused on fostering entrepreneurship and with a special interest in having more women entrepreneurs. STEM careers can really help when starting a company. Being familiar with technology is key!
Here are some photos and videos. Enjoy!