Telefonica Launches Another Social Enterprise Start-up Accelerator


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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launches his latest project, Wayra UnLtd, a sister operation of Telefonica's Wayra, which aims to promote technology that makes a positive change to society.

Gonzalo Martin-Villa, CEO of Wayra, remarks that Wayra UnLtd companies, which should provide a social benefit and aim for profitability, would garner support for the upcoming months with a big demo day to attract a fresh batch of start-ups.


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