Deutsche Telekom’s incubation unit, hub:raum, connects the digital start-up ecosystem with Deutsche Telekom, linking tech entrepreneurs and high growth start-up companies with their network of experts, (seed investment) capital, and business opportunities. hub:raum offers various programmes in three locations: Berlin (covering Germany and Western Europe), Krakow (serving CEE region), and Tel Aviv (Israel). All programmes offer benefits like co-working space, mentoring, networking events and connections to Deutsche Telekom business units.

Orange Fab

Orange Fab is a start-up accelerator programme launched by Orange that aims to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. Born in Silicon Valley in 2013, the programme is now present in 12 countries across Europe, Africa, the USA, the Middle East and Asia. Orange Fab has accelerated or is currently accelerating 224 start-ups since its launch.


Orange Fab offers selected start-ups three months of support to allow them to develop their products and services. They also receive valuable advice from Orange innovators and experts as well as a number of entrepreneurs. In certain countries, eligible start-ups also receive funding in the form of convertible bonds.


Supporting start-ups is one of the pillars of Orange’s open innovation approach to accelerate the marketing of innovations that will benefit its customers. The Group aims to support 500 start-ups across the world by 2020 with a focus on the rapid realisation of commercial partnerships, or in some cases, joint ventures, via Orange Digital Ventures, its investment fund for early age start-ups.


Singtel Innov8, the venture capital arm of the Singtel Group, invests in and partners with innovative tech start-ups worldwide. It has a fund size of US$250 million and its own set of decision making, approval and funding processes. Beyond funding, Singtel Innov8 is a gateway for start-ups to tap onto the resources and expertise of the Singtel Group, while enabling the Group to gain access to emerging technologies. Singtel Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that can lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital services and enablers to enhance customer experience. Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel Innov8 also has offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv.


Telefónica Open Future_ gathers all of the global initiatives related to open innovation, investment and entrepreneurship of Telefónica Group. Its aim is to connect start-ups, investors and public and private organisations worldwide, guiding innovative technologies and solutions towards the development of viable projects, by means of a model that gives visibility to local talent wherever it takes place.


Through Open Future_ initiatives (Think Big, Talentum, Crowdworking spaces, Wayra, Telefónica Ventures, Amerigo and the CIP platform), Telefónica covers all stages of support for entrepreneurship: ecosystem and local talent empowering, ideas and disruptive projects acceleration, scale up and investment on IT SMBs.


Open Future- universe has a network of more than 30 work spaces in 3 continents (Latam, Europe and Asia) through its offices in 17 countries. With a portfolio of over 600 start-ups invested worldwide and 85 agreements with public and private partners, Telefónica and its partners have committed EUR 364 million to Open Future_ and helped creating 10,000 jobs around the Globe.

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