Back in January the Telefonica-backed accelerator Academy, Wayra U.K., announced the intake for its 2014 accelerator program — naming 13 startups that would be put through their paces during the nine-month mentoring program. Today it’s topped up that number with six more startups which will be joining the existing teams in its London-based Academy in May.
The reason for the late additions to Wayra U.K.’s third intake is that the Academy has space for 20 startups — and with only 13 slots filled earlier in the year, places remained.
(A spokeswoman for the program told TechCrunch spaces can go unfilled for a variety of reasons, whether that’s down to the initial shortlist not being strong enough, or not matching up with the general business ideas Wayra wants to see in the Academy at a particular time, or indeed selected startups not choosing to take up an offered place. “It is a standard Wayra practice that if academies…
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