Start-ups from France, Israel, Spain and the United States Selected for Final of 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Awards 2019
Barcelona, Spain: The 4YFN Awards will return to MWC19 once more, celebrating the most innovative and visionary start-ups from around the world. Five finalists have been shortlisted following an intensive selection process with applicants from more than 200 companies. The selected finalists now have the opportunity to win the prestigious ‘4YFN Start-up of the Year’ award, plus prizes worth €300,000 during an award ceremony taking place on 27 February at the Banc Sabadell Stage during 4YFN at MWC19
"We have created awards that go beyond momentary recognition. We not only look for the most innovative or visionary start-up, we also seek to generate opportunities for entrepreneurs to establish contacts with investors and put their projects in front of a live audience and a group of experts who will judge and give advice," said Pere Duran, Event Series Director of 4YFN.
The five finalists will present their business ideas on the main stage in front of a panel of expert judges and an audience of more than 450 people. Each company will have five minutes to pitch their idea before being questioned for two minutes by the panel. Only one company will be crowned ‘4YFN Start-up of the Year 2019’.
The winning start-up will receive a number of benefits focused on helping it to continue growing and developing, including:
Additionally, throughout 4YFN, all five finalists will have their own exhibition area within #4YFN19, where they will be in direct contact with investors and representatives of the global start-up ecosystem.
The final five start-ups
The five international start-ups that have been selected to participate in the final phase of the 4YFN Awards 2019 are:
Notes to Editors:
4YFN (4 Years from Now) is the innovation platform for MWC, enabling start-ups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together. 4YFN offers unique connecting initiatives including insightful onstage talks, technical workshops, custom networking activities, community outreach and open innovation programmes, among others. A critical element of MWC, 4YFN is a hub for innovation and digital entrepreneurship to connect the entire start-up ecosystem globally.
About the GSMA:
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
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