“We have never been more reliant on technology and innovation. Humankind’s greatest quality is the ability to adapt to adversity. We would love to share the innovation that we are seeing in our community, to give you a platform to help others. We are in this together.”

4YFN Team

Notice: GSMA Statement on MWC Shanghai 2020

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Join the most influential startup programme in the world

4YFN (4 Years From Now) is the startup platform of MWC, enabling startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together.

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Los Angeles

4YFN Los Angeles

28-30 October 2020

MWC Los Angeles is North America’s leading event for the tech industry!

This year, the 4YFN Stage will be hosting summits consisting of high level, topic specific content and pitching sessions related to our main themes: Intelligent Connectivity (AI, 5G, IoT and Wireless), Health-Tech, 4Impact (initiatives with social impact) and Media and Entertainment.


4YFN Barcelona

4YFN Barcelona

1-3 March 2021

4YFN brings together the movers and shakers of the startup ecosystem from around the world for 3 days in Barcelona. Connect with investors, corporations, leading experts, visionaries, press, accelerators, governments, MWC attendees, students, entrepreneurs and, of course, startups.

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xside at 4YFN Barcelona

xside is a co-curated event experience featuring cutting-edge music, talks, interactive digital art installations, industry discussions and gastronomic delights powered by 4YFNSónar and GSMA MWC, taking place within the 4YFN venue.


4YFN Shanghai

30 June – 2 July 2020

5G IN, powered by 4YFN provides a unique innovation platform that unites the most talented and solid tech start-ups and investors within Asia at MWC Shanghai.

“We love 4YFN. We went to 4YFN Barcelona 3 years ago and met clients such as Pfizer and T-Mobile. Since then we have gone to 4YFN Shanghai and LA because the benefits are great.”

Stefan Methner Openasapp Stefan Methner, Openasapp

“It’s a pretty global gathering and it’s great to see Barcelona and 4YFN being such a magnet for people from all over the world.”

Jens Riegelsberger Google Jens Riegelberger, Google

“I think 4YFN is one of the best tech conferences in the world today, and I am extra inspired to be part of it, because of its renewed mission to focus on impact related businesses.”

Adeo Ressi, Founder Institute Adeo Ressi, Founder Institute
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Community Club

4YFN Community Club is for all projects, institutions and companies with the mission of empowering entrepreneurship and innovation. This club is specifically conceived for tech hubs, accelerators, incubators, tech events, institutions, co-working spaces and universities.

Investors Club

Join our investors-only club to access quality deal flow and co-investment opportunities.

We bring together 950+ international investors for an exclusive programme to help funds, business angels and CVCs connect to their peers and identify the next big thing.


23rd September 2020

4YFN to Co-locate with MWC Barcelona in 2021

29th July 2020

GSMA Statement on MWC Shanghai 2020

17th April 2020

GSMA and Host City Parties Extend MWC Barcelona Agreement

15th April 2020


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