4YFN Awards 2023

The 4YFN Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2023.

The call to apply for the 4YFN Awards 2023 is now closed!

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Competition Timeline

Call for Entries Closes

18 October

Top 50 Startups list published

24-28 October

Finalists Announcement

11 November

4YFN Awards Finale

1 March

Meet the remote evaluation panel

Chris Smith

Managing Partner at Playfair Capital

Lourdes Álvarez

Partner at JME Ventures

Ken Forster

Executive Director at Momenta

Raquel Bernal

Managing Partner at Draper B1

Andy Lurling

Founding Partner at LUMO Labs

Alex WC Chueh

Senior Investment Manager at Harbinger VC

Laureen Cook

Executive TMTS Adviser & CEO at Extelcon

Faisal Zia

Technical Director at GSMA Foundry

Ines de Lestapis

Associate at Notion Capital

Luisa Rubio

Head of Wayra X

Cristina Alcocer

Venture Capital Investor at Seaya

Borja Breña

Principal at Nauta Capital

Jorge Baron

Associate at Adara Ventures

Prizes and Perks

Finalists

  • 4 MWC 2023 Discovery passes
  • Pitch Opportunity at the main 4YFN Stage
  • Meet international press for promotion of the finalists projects
  • Mentions on Social Media and Newsletter
  • Invite to the 4YFN VIP Activity
  • Digital trophy

Top 50 startups

  • 2 MWC 2023 Discovery passes
  • Pitch Opportunity at 4YFN
  • Mentions on 4YFN web and marketing channels
  • Digital trophy

Winner

  • Free Startup exhibition pod for 4 days at 4YFN MWC Barcelona 2024
  • Pitch Opportunity at the main Stage during 4YFN Barcelona 2024
  • Complimentary passes for MWC Barcelona 2024**
  • Meet international press for promotion of the winning project
  • Interview with Mobile World Live
  • A dedicated article on 4YFN news
  • Mentions on Social Media and Newsletter
  • Digital trophy

More prizes by our partners and sponsors will be announced soon!

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Rules and regulations

Applicant eligibility rules:

● Startups already incorporated and duly registered with no more than five years of existence

● Startups from any sector are welcome, but they must be related with digital technologies.

● Startups must be contributing to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Read the full Rules of Entry.