Asia Mobile Award- 4YFN Startup of the Year

The 4YFN Award 2018 is focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies within the startup community.

10 finalists will be selected to pitch on the main stage, meet with investors and showcase free in a highlighted area at 4YFN Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018. The overall winner will be announced and awarded as 4YFN Startup of the Year.


4YFN Award Key Timeline

March 23rd

Entries Open

May 20th

Application close

May 20th – June 15th 

Finalists selection process

10 finalists announced

June 27th – June 28th 

Onsite pitching competition

Announcement of 4YFN Award 2018


Prizes for WINNER

A Startup Booth for FREE to exhibit at 4YFN at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2019

Featured 4YFN Winner Interview by Mobile World Live

Demonstration at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Leadership Stage

Promotion to international press, articles on GSMA media, marketing & PR channels

Opportunities to be included in the acceleration, mentoring and investment programmes by 4YFN strategic partners from world well-known accelerators and VCs

The Choice of Judges: IoT Startup of the Year

The Choice of Judges: IoT Startup of the Year, presented by 4YFN in partnership with BGTA, is designed to recognise the best global IoT & Cleantech startups across the US, EU and Asia. The winner will be selected by a special judging panel from the entries, be awarded at the 4YFN Award Final, and receive a guaranteed place in BGTA’s accelerator program in Shanghai.

BGTA is committed to fostering the development of a global tech and investment ecosystem through accelerating tech companies from the UK, the EU and the US in China. Headquartered in London, with China-based operations, BGTA’s open innovation network includes world-class investors, technology companies, academic organisations and government institutions. The winner will benefit from BGTA’s extensive global network and knowledge.


4YFN Awards Partner


Strategic Partners