SUP Alumni: Telewander joins Europe’s biggest start-up competition

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Santiago based startup Telewander, the world’s first company specialized in streaming from drones, has been selected among 370 applicants to join the Next Step Challenge start-up competition and accelerator program. Through world-class mentoring, networking with international start-ups, and access to investors and leading experts, the Next Step Challenge intends to help Telewander reach the next level.


With their live streaming software and hardware, Telewander streams high quality aerial footage from drones to their audience. Drones has many advantages compared to traditional camera settings, this was demonstrated with Telewander broadcasted World Surf League (WSL) Woman’s Pro championship providing excellent footage to more than 3.000 viewers, getting closer than any helicopter or boat will ever be able to. The startup joins the Next Step Challenge Smart Energy & Digital Solutions program track with 15 other high-potential start-ups to put their business under the microscope.

”The Next Step Challenge in Denmark is a great opportunity for us. Denmark is by many perceived as a early adopters of technology and home to a great business climate” says Jose Lizama, CEO of Telewander and continues “Next Step Challenge mentors are a great resource for our developing company, as they bring excellent business development skills and broad networks that will help us establish our company’s first commercial activities”


Eight month intensive race for the 1st prize of € 250,000


Next Step challenge is the most prestigious start-up competition and accelerator program in Europe. The final 20 high-potential companies will relocate to Esbjerg in Denmark for an intensive eight month accelerator program where they’ll compete for the grand prize of €250,000.

“We are very excited about Telewander, their technology is fascinating and could be the solution to many industries problems besides the sports broadcasting says Business Accelerator and Investor at Next Step Challenge, Thomas Wiberg Steen, and continues “We look forward to working with Jose and his team on building some commercial layers on their business and help them get a successful launch”.

Telewander is selected among the final 15 startups in the program from more than 370 applicants from 69 countries. In February 2016 Telewander started the first sprint of Next Step Challenge and relocated to Esbjerg in Denmark for the second sprint of the program where they will work closely with experienced serial-entrepreneurs of Accelerace, the experts of the energy and telecommunication company SE and gain access to the talented businesses in the water technology industry in Denmark.

Next Step Challenge has two program tracks focussing on Smart Energy & Digital Solutions and Sound & Home Integration and is build in a partnership between Accelerace, one of the leading accelerators in Scandinavia, the energy and broadband provider SE, The region of Southern Denmark, Nupark, Farchfonden and consumer electronic company Bang & Olufsen A/S.

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