World's most innovative businesses chosen by Wayra

The Telefonica owned academy welcomes these new businesses after an extensive judging process, which saw 3,444 applications across 32 countries, whittled down to an elite 30 finalists, who were then invited to participate in an intensive three-day pitching process dubbed WayraWeek.

From this 30 a panel of serial entrepreneurs and experienced investors, including Bindi Karia from Silicon Valley Bank and Feilim Mackle of Telefonica UK, chose the final 17.

Academy Director Charmaine Eggberry was delighted to welcome the innovative businesses that includes, a cloud based ticketing platform and restaurant delivery service.

 "Wayra is an incredibly special and unique accelerator with a clear focus on supporting world class talent as well as their world class ideas," said Eggberry. "That's an exciting journey to be a part of".

Here's a full list of winners who will follow in the steps of the 2012 class, which included TaskHub and PixelPin:

TicketingHub is a technology focused B2B cloud ticketing platform, which specialises in the management of sales and inventory of tickets.       

TankTop TV:Life's too short for boring TV. TankTop TV builds the easiest way to find great content to watch, from all the on-demand sources.       

Songdrop is web application for people to store, play and share the music they stream online.    

Narrato:All your adventures, organized and backed up. Perfect for revisiting or selectively sharing.

GoCarShare:A marketplace for empty car seats with a trusted community using Facebook.                  

Eventstagram shows beautiful, live, customisable Instagram slideshows for events such as weddings, conferences, festivals and corporate events

Peekster is a mobile application and basically a bridge between analog printed media and internet.         

Sponsor Craft is aKickstarter for education. We help students crowdfund their projects, ideas, and events by connecting them to alumni, friends, and family.  

Dattch is the first dating app built exclusively for lesbian, bi & curious women. See who's nearby & wants to meet to get yourself a date. is aPrice comparison and online booking space for removals.          

JollyDeck is an effective system for #gamification of learning and knowledge examination in enterprises.           

iHELP is a mobile application and platform with the mission to increase safety and provide effective help in any type of emergency

Ensygnia is a patented process to scan images to trigger actions such as payments or registrations Enygnia's OneScan app makes it easy to login or make payments with just OneScan. 

Munch delivers good restaurant food from Wagamama, Pizza Express, Nando's, GBK, Gaucho etc right to your front door!          

SaaSAssurance helps organisations gain ISO certification at a lower cost.

EI Technologies strive to be the leader in solutions that are able to assess, identify, predict and respond to the emotions of consumers

Gordon Games delivers Enterprise Gamification for knowledge workers and call centres

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