We’ve just been offered a place at Wayra Ultd, a ground-breaking new partnership between UnLtd, the world’s largest supporter of social entrepreneurs, and Wayra, Telefonica’s global tech start-up accelerator programme.

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This gives us a package comprising seed funding, world class coaching and mentoring, leading to a potential fast growth for the company.

Yes, we are excited!

After been selected as finalist for the Wayra UnLtd contest, we were invited to spend two days in the Telefonica – O2 office, for the final round. And I can tell you that those have been two amazingly intense days.

Apart from pitching in front of a jury of startup experts (and all the stress that this includes!), we went through some very interesting talks and training covering presentation skills, PR, marketing, networking and many other intriguing topics.

A tight schedule, which made us almost forget about one thing: the contest’s results.

Much to our delight and surprise given the strong field, the first name to be announced as a winner was… Skin Analytics!

A huge sense of relief and excitement immediately ran through our veins, a magnificent opportunity at the door: jumping on the shoulders of giants for an intriguing adventure.

After the announcement, a party in what are our new offices was waiting for us. Yes, the office is right in the centre of London, a funky and artistic place, a vibrant environment that will also contribute to our growth.

The wine is almost done now, but a thought remained stuck in our head: an amazing possibility is waiting for Skin Analytics.

Pietro