Once again, the 4YFN opens its doors in Barcelona and Catalonia to showcase to the world new trends and the most disruptive innovation that only startups can offer. This event was born and has grown in the best place ever: a city and a land open and receptive to transformations that can make a deep impact on our society.
Today, Barcelona and Catalonia cannot be understood without the vibrant startup ecosystem, an intrinsic aspect of the local character, where innovation and flexibility are now part of the daily routine. In just five years the ecosystem has grown by 75%, reaching the current figure of 1,900 startups. Startups that cover the whole diverse range of sectors, with healthtech taking pride of place, followed by software, traveltech, and ICT. All this built on a valuable asset readily available: the blend of local and international talent attracted by the endless possibilities offered by Barcelona and Catalonia.
At 4YFN, in the Catalonia pavilion, you’ll find a highly interesting sample of what the Catalan startup ecosystem represents. Go along, take a walk around the stands there, and ask all the questions you want. A series of compelling proposals await you, the majority based on deep tech, and with a clear sustainability slant. Because innovation only makes sense if it also goes with a positive social and environmental impact.