From 22 to 25 March the Mobile World Congress returns to Barcelona, and with it the parallel event for mobile startups 4 Years From Now. The third edition of 4YFN will boast expanded surface area while bolstering the role of Founders&Investors, featuring sessions between entrepreneurs and investors. In short, it will exhibit a commitment to generating new business opportunities. For yet another year the event will culminate with the 4YFN Awards, the most important startup competition in the mobile technology sector.


How do the 4YFN Awards work?

In 2016 the competition will again be divided into three tracks: Disrupted by Mobile, Internet of Things and Digital Media. Grouping the contests by theme raises the level of competition.

After a designated period for the registration of startups the 4YFN team will select a team of 24 finalists, 8 per track, that will travel to Barcelona to actively participate in the event. There they will have the chance to present their companies to investors, media, potential clients and a qualified panel of experts, an opportunity marking a turning point in their business’s histories.

The 24 finalist startups will also enjoy the following advantages:

Free entrance to 4 Years From Now.

A free EVP (Exhibition Visitor Pass) to the 2016 Mobile World Congress (on March 25).

– 1 free showroom day at the 4YFN Innovation Market.

– Attendance at the private Chairman’s Dinner, to feature the presence of investors and figures from the 4YFN speakers programme.


In 2015 over 500 companies from 60 different countries entered the 4YFN Awards with the aim of being named one of the competition’s three best startups. Caravelo (Disrupted by Mobile) Hanhaa (Internet of Things) and Photomath (Digital Media) were the winning companies, and their business has done nothing but grow ever since.

Do you want to accelerate your startup’s development? Register for the 2016 4YFN Awards: You’re still in time to sign up!