THREE categories, THREE pitching sessions, THREE days, ONE winner!
We are thrilled to say we received 128 entries from contestants spanning over 53 cities in 20 countries worldwide.
15 super startups have been selected to take part in the 4YFN Americas Awards, a startup competition focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies!
5 teams will pitch on stage each day in the Soracom Theater, in the hope to be crowned the winner during the finale in the afternoon on Thursday 14 September (15:50 – 16:00).
During the 3 days, we will showcase to the crowd, the 15 most promising startups from all around the world and will help to connect them with the industry, to investors, media and potential clients who will be attending the 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Americas.
The overall winner of the 4YFN Americas Awards 2017 will be present at our main event: 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Barcelona in February 2018.*
This years’ awards have been divided into the following themes:
Identity, Blockchain, Cyber Security (Pitching time: Tuesday 15:00 – 16:00, Soracom Theater)
Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence (Pitching time: Wednesday 15:00 – 16:00, Soracom Theater)
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (Pitching time: Thursday 12:30 – 13:30, Soracom Theater)
The 15 finalists are:
Identity, Blockchain, Cyber Security
ShareG (San Jose, USA) allows the user to travel globally carefree without swapping sims or paying roaming fees.
FirstPoint (Netanya, Israel) offers a Cellular network based cyber security for mobile phones and cellular IoT.
Vitcord (Barcelona, Spain) is a mobile app which allows to create one video together.
InvizBox (Dublin, Ireland) creates a new WiFI hotspot allowing you to connect any of your devices to (laptop, phone, etc.) for significantly enhanced privacy.
Phluido’s (San Diego, USA) Radio-as-a-Service (RaaS) technology is the first solution that brings C-RAN performance and D-RAN cost together, making “C-RAN over IP” a reality.
Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence
FORCIOT Ltd (Tampere, Finland) delivers sensor based force IOT solutions & related integration services.
Epicure Robotic Vending Bar (New York, USA) creates affordable grab and go high-quality food using autonomous retailing.
Fireflies.ai (San Francisco, USA) can summarise conversations across email, Facebook, Slack, and meetings into key action items using AI.
Diabnext Team (Boston, USA) offers next generation Diabetes management enabled by smart hardware and AI.
Wynd Technologies (Redwood City, USA) focuses on improving air quality for families globally, and bringing the most comprehensive insights about air quality to individuals and communities.
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
Valkyrie Industries Ltd (London, UK) offers a scalable novel platform to deliver realistic feeling of touch to virtual & augmented simulations and beyond.
Broomx Technologies (Barcelona, Spain) offers immersive 4D projections and a content platform to enjoy VR in real spaces without using individual headsets.
Ascape VR (San Francisco, USA) is the first ever travel agency for virtual reality trips connecting travel brands to VR creators and travel lovers. Ascape is for those with a ‘wanderlust gene’ looking for travel inspiration and people who cannot travel in real life like those with disabilities, retirees, low income and even kids.
Mobipromo (Hong Kong, China) sets the industry benchmarks globally by providing the most advanced and comprehensive range of Big Data, in-session advertising and security of any WiFi marketing system available.
DxFeed VR (Munich, Germany) offers VR/AR technology in financial data visualisation.
A panel of investors will be judging each pitch and will also have time for a brief Q&A before deciding on the winning pitch. Only one lucky winner will be awarded at the end of the event. Who will it be?
*Travel & accommodation will not be covered.
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