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 101,000
  • 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 4YFN Community is a network of international platforms and organisations supporting the growth of digital startups and entrepreneurs around the globe. It refuels startups and innovators with access to next-level opportunities, networking, tips and insights across the year.

Meet the 4YFN Community

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.

Explore 4YFN Awards

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.

Join the Club