Conference Programme

Aside from the vast display of startup technology on show in the innovation market, we will have a jam packed programme of activities including keynotes, panels and workshops by leading speakers in the tech industry… plus startup competitions and partner programmes.

Other interesting sessions for 4YFN attendees

Mobile Innovation Access

MWC18 will be hosting a very prominent ‘Battle of the Startups’ competition taking place during the main conference programme –  these exciting start-ups, including several from 4YFN, will pitch their product or service live on stage.  Each company will be judged by our panel of investors and the audience will decide on the winner through a live vote.  Who will win the ‘Innovation: Battle of the Startups’ competition? Join us and help decide. The session will take place at Fira Gran Via, Hall 4 on Thursday, 1 March from 11:30 -12:30.

The best part? This exciting, conference session is open to all 4YFN Visitor, VIP and Investor Pass Holders. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis.  Be sure to stop by to cast your vote for the best pitch presentation!

Hall 4 will also be hosting live presentations on the Showcase Stage – please drop by and check out the 4YFN finalists who will be presenting on the stage during the networking breaks taking place before and after the ‘Battle of the Startups’ competition – for full details on the Showcase Stage and ‘Battle of the Startups’ session please visit our online agenda.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Spanish Red Cross awards ceremony for technological innovation aimed at humanitarian purposes

Tuesday 27th – 18:00 – 19:00 @ Nestlé Stage


TRAZEO presented by Sopinet Software, S.L.

Trazeo is a platform for the educational environment and other organizations interested in helping children to walk to school autonomously and safely.

WELPY presented by Pilar Olmedo Gómez.

Welpy is an application that promotes digital transformation in volunteer management. It facilitates access to information and contributes to the process of citizen engagement

FIRSTCALL presented by FirstSoft S.L.

FirstCall is an application based on the participation of people as first responders in emergency situations. It puts people who need help in contact people who need help with others who are willing to offer it. Additionally, it promotes the importance of knowing first aid techniques.

Mr. Javier Senent García. President of the Spanish Red Cross
Mr. Javier Gimeno Blanes. President of the awards jury

Powering Innovation Summit

Monday 26 February: 10:30 -17:15 / Summit Stage Hall 8 Fira Montjuic

Powering Your Startup Journey from Vision to Exit

“The Vision to Exit” sessions have been designed to equip founders of start-ups and teams scaling their businesses with facts, tools and tips to successfully navigate growth in the today’s environment and more importantly, how to avoid the common mistakes that cause companies to fail.  The event is useful for start-ups, investors and is open to all 4YFN attendees.

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“Spain, new member of the unicorn lands” organized by ICEX Spain Trade & Investment

Monday 26 February: 15:00-16:00 / Sala Montjuic/ Sala Principe Hall 8 Fira Montjuic. Invitation Only.