4 Years From Now (4YFN), the event that promotes growth of digital startups, expects to draw 20,000 visitors in its fourth year, 60% more than the last year. According to Esteban Redolfi, Executive Director Of 4YFN, 600 exhibitors are expected, an exponential growth compared to the 50 that joined the first edition. These facts consolidate 4YFN’s role as a meeting point and business hub for international entrepreneurs, startups, investors and large corporations.


4YFN Barcelona 2017, the most international edition

The event, driven by GSMA Mobile World Congress, will take place from 27 February to 1 March 2017 at the Montjuïc venue of Fira de Barcelona. This fourth edition exemplifies the significant increase in international presence at the event, which will see country delegations represented such as: French Tech (France), with 20 startups, Trade Fair UK Pavilion (UK), with 18 companies and entrepreneurs, the European Startup Network which will gather a mix of 40 companies from all over the continent and Pabellón de España, which will bring 32 startups. There will also be delegations from Israel, the United States, Argentina, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kuwait, Taiwan among others.

4YFN closes the four year cycle with a thoroughly innovative and global programme. The event will feature more than 150 hours of content by more than 275 international speakers. Among the highlights are Terry von Bibra, Global Manager EMEA,  Alibaba, Michael Spiegelman, Director of Product Innovation for Growth & Acquisition, Netflix, Fernando Fanton, CTO, Just Eat and Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group.


More networking among attendees

The fourth edition of 4YFN aims to increase the exchange and the interaction between the participants more so than ever before. This year they will be introducing a matchmaking app for all attendees that will allow participants to connect and meet with each other, with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs closer to meeting potential partners and investors. The app is called 4YFNetwork (available for Android and iOS) and will be used for the first time in 2017.

In addition, new networking spaces are created in the Founders & Investors area to strengthen networking opportunities, such as the Startup Pitching Sessions, a space where startups, classified by sector and maturity, can present their projects on stage. There will also be the Industry Networking Sessions, a specially designed networking area that gathers startups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and potential customers and allows them all to meet in one place with the aim of building long-lasting business connections with one another.

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