4YFN Barcelona Awards

4YFN Barcelona
Awards 2020

25,000€ Cash Prize for the winner!

The highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona.

Applications are now closed!

4YFN Barcelona Awards

TWELVE Semi-finalists, SIX finalists, ONE winner!

The 4YFN Barcelona Awards 2020 is the startup competition of the 4YFN during MWC Barcelona 2020 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies.

Submissions are now closed!

17 September

Awards Application Open

10 December

Application Deadline
23.00 CET

18 December

Semi-Finalists Announced

24 February

4YFN Award Semi-Finals

26 February

4YFN Award Final

4YFN Barcelona Awards

Prizes for WINNER

  • 25,000€ prize from Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation
  • Free Startup Booth for 3 days at one of these Events: 4YFN MWC2021 or 4YFN MWCA 2020
  • Pitch Opportunity at the main 4YFN Stage during 4YFN Barcelons 2021
  • 5 Free delegate passes to 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021
  • Twilio SendGrid Accelerate Startup Program- Mentoring, Exclusive Content & 1 year of email worth up to $10k.
  • A feature as “Startup of the month” in the March Investors Newsletter sent to the members of the 4YFN Investors Club
  • Published as 4YFN Barcelona Award Winner on the website, press release and other related GSMA marketing channels
  • A dedicated article as a winner published on 4YFN website and included in newsletter and across social channels
  • Meet international press for promotion of the winning project
4YFN Barcelona Awards

Prizes for FINALISTS

  • Twilio SendGrid Accelerate Startup Program- Mentoring, Exclusive Content & 1 year of email worth up to $6k
  • Pitch on the 4YFN main conference stage in front of an audience of investors, media and corporates
  • One dedicated highlight article on 4YFN website during the 4YFN Barcelona event
  • Be included in announcements over 4YFN web and social media
4YFN Barcelona Awards

Prizes for SEMI-FINALISTS

  • Twilio SendGrid Accelerate Startup Program- Mentoring, Exclusive Content & 1 year of email worth up to $4k
  • Pitch on the 4YFN Discovery Stage in front of an audience of investors, media and corporates
  • Meet international press for promotion of the semi-finalists projects
  • One dedicated article to all semi-finalists published on 4YFN website and included in newsletter and across social channel
  • Mentions on Social Media and Newsletter
  • 5 delegate passes to 4YFN Barcelona 2020
  • Be mentioned in the 4YFN investors programme sent to attending investors
  • Invitations to 4YFN Meetups with investors, networking drinks with the tech community and more
4YFN Barcelona Awards

The 4Impact Special Mention

During 4YFN Barcelona we will be making a “4Impact Special Mention” recognising a startup that’s working to deliver an outstanding social and/or environmental impact. To be considered for the special mention, please apply via the awards form. Prizes for the recipient of the special mention:

  • 5 free delegate passes to 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020
  • Meet international press for promotion of the winning project
  • A dedicated article as receiver of the 4Impact special mention on 4YFN website and included in newsletter
  • Mentions on Social Media
  • Twilio SendGrid Accelerate Startup Program- Mentoring, Exclusive Content & 1 year of email worth up to $10k

Headline partner

Supporting Partner

“Winning the award has resulted in worldwide exposure and great international coverage. We announced collaborations with Micron and Cyress in the same week and went from unknown company to a recognizable successful startup. My LinkedIn profile exploded in numbers on par with the Kardashians. I’m the Kardashian of the security industry!” 

Eran Fine, Founder NanoLock Security (4YFN Barcelona 2019 Winner)

“The awards gave us the opportunity to showcase our business model to investors, raise our profile to clients and receive awesome media coverage. Now, 10 months later, Boxmotions has grown revenue by five times, expanded to Madrid in July and we will finish this year with 32 team members!”

Pol Karaso Rius, Co-founder Boxmotions (4YFN Barcelona 2018 Winner)