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 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 technology start-ups globally. It has a fund size of US$250 million and its own set of decision making, approval and investment processes. Beyond funding, Singtel Innov8 is a gateway for start-ups to leverage the resources, expertise and customers of the Singtel Group, while enabling the Group to gain access to insights and emerging technologies through the global innovation and start-up ecosystems. Singtel Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions to support Singtel Group’s strategy. Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel Innov8 also has offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Beijing and presence in Sydney.


Wayra is the world’s most global, connected and technological open innovation hub. Wayra connects technological disruptors with Telefónica to generate joint business opportunities. Wayra runs 7 hubs in Europe and Latin America that reach the entrepreneurial ecosystems of 10 countries, bringing talented entrepreneurs from these ecosystems to a global scale. Wayra, part of Telefónica Connected Open Innovation area, is the global interface between Telefonica and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Telefónica Connected Open Innovation has a portfolio of over 500 active startups, more than 20% of them are doing business with Telefónica.

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