Wayra: Launching First Pilot with Mentessa

Mentessa launches it's first pilot with Wayra, the open innovation hub of Telefonica. We are matching tech lovers with startup enthusiasts.

July 6, 2019
March 8, 2023

Wayra launches first pilot with Mentessa, the open innovation hub of Telefonica

München, 06.07.2019 – On July 9th Mentessa rolled out it's app for the community of Wayra residents and startups.

The project will serve as a matchmaking platform, fostering informal information exchange at Téléfonica's open innovation hub. Wayra started in Colombia in 2011 and over years rapidly scaled to 24 countries connecting innovators and entrepreneurs, providing access to the network of corporates. As one of the best innovation hubs it was awarded "Best Innovation Lab" by Capital magazine in 2019.

Mentessa supports Wayra's mission by offering a space for easy on demand matchmaking via one single touchpoint for finding the right expert at the right time. The company was founded early in 2019 in Munich, but already attracted much attention in the industry.

Mentessa's founder Dr. Tina Ruseva is a serial entrepreneur, book author, and influencer who is focused on purpose-driven innovation that promotes humanity in technology entrepreneurship and the future of work.

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