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Cheerleaders bring more confusion than cheer to startup pitch day in London

November 25, 2015 - Uncategorized

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The crowd at Telefónica’s Wayra accelerator Demo Day 2015 in London was rather bizarrely treated to a midway cheerleading show before the second half of 16 startups pitching their winning ideas today. On Twitter at least, the event very easily looked like it had descended into a how-could-you-not-forsee-this, very-stereotypically-gendered tech event, with one audience member, who runs an all-female social enterprise, tweeting: And so begins 2nd half #WayraDD15 catering for the lads, when tech is 50/50 can we have male cheerleaders too pls?! pic.twitter.com/SC5Pk2G2KQ — Kathy Smart (@smartredkitty) November 25, 2015 Having got in touch with Wayra for clarification, a spokesperson said: “This has…

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