@O2IRL Parent Company TELEF??NICA Launches @WayraIRL with An Taoiseach

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TELEFÓNICA LAUNCHES WAYRA IN IRELAND –
A NEW MULTI MILLION EURO STARTUP ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME FOR TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS
O2’s parent Telefónica today announced the launch in Ireland of its global technology accelerator programme, Wayra, marking a multi million Euro investment by Telefónica in Irish-based startups.Wayra, which means ‘wind’ in Quechua, a language of the central Andes, is part of Telefónica’s new global Digital unit and is set to become the world’s largest technology accelerator programme. Initially launched last year in Latin America and Spain, Wayra has been created to find and nurture the best technology ideas and talent around the world, aiming to become an accelerator for the development of future ‘Silicon Valleys’ in the countries where Telefónica is present.

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