4YFNFour Years from Now (mobile technology conference)
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Over four days, Women4Tech attendees participated in speed coaching, networking events, workshops, a Mobile World Live TV panel and specialised MWC Tours, as well as several activities at 4YFN. New for 2018, Women4Tech hosted two events at Meet & Eat, in partnership with L'Hospitalet.
We have imparted significant, demonstrable value to startups at NIC and by sending them to international conferences such as 4YFN, the idea is to provide them with an opportunity to share their ideas, showcase their talent, and get global feedback and recognition."
The annual 4YFN is one of the largest business platforms that bring together relevant stakeholders in the digital ecosystem at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Additional Women4Tech activities include a speed coaching and networking session, specialised tours, activities at 4YFN and Women4Tech Asia Mobile (AMO) Awards for Outstanding Achievement Asia Industry Leadership, among others.
On behalf of the start-ups, my message to CEOs is this: next year, or next time there is a major industry event, split your delegation into teams, tell them to go into the halls and the 4YFN (or equivalent) start-up event and come back to you with the two to three best companies for you to meet.
Convening and recognizing creative innovation is the essence of the 4YFN event and Nanolock Securities proved to be the rightful winner of the Startup of the Year Award, said Pere Duran, 4YFN Event Director, GSMA.
4YFN brought together start-ups, investors and interested business owners for learning and networking opportunities, with the aim of giving them the much needed exposure.
The Egyptian carpooling application Raye7 came in second place among the best applications launched by startups worldwide at the third edition of 4YFN, an annual event at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain in March.
The 4YFN Awards will return to MWC19 once more, celebrating the most innovative and visionary start-ups from around the world.
Now in its third year at Mobile World Congress, 4 Years From Now (4YFN) will further encourage attendee interaction through the popular "Founders & Investors" sessions, as well as other new initiatives such as the "Speakers' Corner" open mic scenarios and "Pitch the Press" meetings between journalists and entrepreneurs.
4 Years from Now (4YFN), one of the most influential start-up event platforms in the world, will welcome over 21,000 attendees in its sixth edition in Barcelona, with sponsors including Banco Sabadell, Airbus, Telefonica and Vueling.
In addition, nominees for the 4YFN Startup of the Year Award 2019 will be invited to pitch their business idea to a live audience and expert judging panel at 15:00 16:00 CET, Wednesday 27 February, Banc Sabadell Stage, Hall 8, Fira Montjuc.