A few weeks ago, when we visited Wayra’s Demo Day in Prague, one of the startups really caught our eye – BIG Launcher. I know what you’re thinking – what kind of interface is that? Well, it’s a launcher for Android, intended for seniors or visually impaired persons, that don’t have to use feature phones or senior phones anymore. Today it has more than 350.000 downloads of the free version and around 30.000 of the paid version. And the whole story started when one of the cofounders’ mom broke her phone.
Global accelerator Wayra held a demo day yesterday in the youngest of its fourteen academies, based in Prague. Eight startups about to graduate from the eight month program this February had the chance to present themselves, their work and their quite impressive products and achievements to invenstors and media.