About 4YFN

We fuel the startup journey. Boosting startups with contacts, exposure and investments, from the start of their life cycle and throughout.

Our support begins with our event at MWC, the world's largest and most influential connectivity event – but doesn’t just stop there. It continues with our global online community of founders and investors. Then there’s the startup hotbed of Barcelona itself – find out more below.

*Our event*

Our event

4YFN is the event partner of MWC Barcelona, the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event.

This means our event not only brings all the players you need for a winning digital startup together (like investors and corporate innovators), but it also springboards startups onto the radar of the most powerful decision makers in the connectivity ecosystem – such as CEOs from global mobile operators and frontier tech companies.

All this helps new business ventures sprout the wings they need for a breathtaking launch.

4YFN in numbers

  • 50%

    MWC attendees go to 4YFN to find early-stage disruptive innovators

  • 1000

    Investors and venture capitalists

  • 39

    Countries in attendance


  • Start with an audience of 85,500
  • Meet flaming-hot, global contacts
  • Network with switched-on investors
  • Get involved in bleeding-edge discussions


  • Find disruptive early-stage startups first
  • Meet soaring scale-ups
  • Hook up with other active investors
  • Share co-investment projects
  • Increase deal flow


  • Collaborate with a global ecosystem of tech entrepreneurs
  • Innovate through a shared vision
  • Co-create products and services with startups


  • Exhibition space for accelerators and governments
  • Showcase creativity to the tech industry
  • Promote your most promising startups
  • Opportunities for startups to pitch to investors
*The community*

The community

After our event, the startup world doesn’t just stop – so neither do we. We keep up our support through our global online community. It refuels startups by helping entrepreneurs and innovators with next-level opportunities, networking, tips and insights across the year. Plus, it highlights when a startup in our network is raising funds, so they can connect with active investors just when they need them. Sign up for our newsletter, below.

The hotbed of startups

There are also sizzling opportunities in Barcelona itself, well-known as an active startup hub and home to some of Europe’s most influential incubators, investors and accelerators. The city’s municipal government is switched on to startups and offers generous subsidies and grants, while its universities provide a rich pool of potential staff.

Want to be the best startup for the world?

We support the best digital startups on the planet and the best digital startups for the planet. To be part of 4YFN, and to be eligible to enter the 4YFN Awards, your business’s mission and what gets you fired up needs to be about changing people’s lives and the planet for the better.

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Investors Club

Our exclusive club is a switched-on network that brings together over 1000 active investors, so they can access quality deal flow, co-investment opportunities and discover the next big thing. Not only at the flagship 4YFN event but throughout the year.

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