This second edition of the 4YFN event looks like it will outpace the success of its debut in 2014. The event for entrepreneurs runs parallel to the GSMA Mobile World Congress. Last year it attracted more than 2,300 visitors, and the 2015 edition is expected to double the participation of last year. The event will maintain its essence while incorporating new mobile industry trends.
The aim of the event is still to give voice, space and investor access to startups driving innovation in the areas of mobile and digital. Technology is about more than big manufacturers, evidenced by the fact that those large corporations are increasingly looking to early-stage startups for collaboration and investment. The GSMA Mobile World Congress has pushed forward the initiative to make 4YFN the principal event in Europe for entrepreneurs and investors in the mobile industry.
What will this year bring, and what can we expect? It will take place on March 2-5 in hall 8 of the Fira de Monjuic (find the details here). Here is a summary of what will take place:
You can find the entire list at this link and download the official mobile app to check who’s at the event and what keynotes are going on. The winners will be announced after the event. For additional information, you can consult the detailed program of conferences and workshops here to make the best use of your time at the event. If you are registered on the website you will also have acces to the networking tool that 4YFN has developed to connect its attendees.
Mobile World Capital Barcelona promotes entrepreneurship as a catalyst for mobile innovation and as a key agent for the progress of the economy and business community. The Programme of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PEI) is currently one of the foundation’s main efforts, and is meant to accelerate this transformation.
The PEI’s activities include 4 Years From Now (4YFN), an international mobile entrepreneurship event sponsored by Mobile World Capital Barcelona to place supply and demand in contact, promote knowledge transfer, and encourage networking among entrepreneurs, professionals, startups, accelerators, incubators and investors from around the world.
Mobile World Capital presents a global vision that effectively integrates mobile technologies into the fabric of the industries transforming our lives. Committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with strong support of the public and private sector.
Mobile World Capital is leading mobile transformation through commitments in Competence Centres, local Industry Development, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes.
MWCapital offers an open platform and exhibition showroom where citizens can understand and experience how mobile is enhancing our lives: The Mobile World Centre, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya.