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Spain – R. Franco launches Wanajump Accelerate programme

By - 31 October 2016

The R. Franco Group has continued to strengthen its position in the digital world by launching Wanajump, a startup incubator and accelerator designed and created to support videogaming, betting and gaming-related projects.

Wanajump offers two programmes: Wanajump Incube, which focuses on startups with an idea and a multi-disciplinary team. For a six-week term they have training, mentoring, working space and other means of support to facilitate the development of their service, product or prototype and subsequent introduction into the market. Wanajump Accelerate is a four-month programme addressed at startups which already have a service or product in the market. Just like the startups which take part in Wanajump Incube, they may benefit from all the aids offered by the company but, in addition, each one receives funding amounting to €25,000.

Wanajump will have three annual calls to support up to 30 startups a year: 12 for the Incube programme and 18 for the Accelerate programme. The company will put at their disposal some 1,000 m2 of working space that they will share with R. Franco Group’s digital area, thereby providing for harnessing potential synergies. Each programme will conclude with a DemoDay where startups will be able to present their projects to potential national and international investors.

On the occasion of its presentation, Wanajump organises a round table entitled “Corporations and startups, friends or foes? The role of corporate accelerators” where renowned representatives of the entrepreneurial and innovative world will talk about the role of corporate accelerators.

Participants in the round table will include Pepe López de Ayala, Director of Twitter Spain; Miguel Caballero, CEO, Tutellus; Ángel Saénz de Cenzano, Director of Innovation of Microsoft Spain; Francisco Alcaide, author of the book “Aprendiendo de los Mejores” (Learning from the best ones); and Chema González, founder of AlterKeys and former CSO at Bemate.com; moderated by Helena Díez-Fuentes.

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