GSMA’s 4YFN Puts Startups at the Helm of Mobile Ecosystem


4YFN (Four Years From Now) 2021, the GSMA’s key innovation platform, will be in the heart of MWC Barcelona for the first time this year.

Combining these two influential events recognises the critical role startups play in fulfilling the potential of mobile technology. Taking place at Fira Gran Via from 28th June to 1st July 2021, this move creates value and fosters broader networking for all attendees of the world’s largest connectivity event, connecting everyone and everything to a better future.

Mobile technology is central to futureproofing our economy, and innovation and startups are at the heart of this pursuit. Sir Ronald Cohen is among an impressive list of 150 speakers, including:

Iker Marcaide – Founder and CEO, Zubi Labs
Ana Maiques – Founder and CEO, Neuroelectrics
Mattias Ljungman – Founder and CEO, Moonfire Ventures and co-founder, Atomico
Aron Schwarzkopf – Co-founder and CEO, Kushki
Oscar Hugland – Co-founder and CEO, Epidemic Sound
Yossi Vardi – 4YFN Chairman
Over 400 international startups will exhibit their latest products in the Innovation Market and, 200 startups will pitch their ideas in the 4YFN Discovery Area, hoping to attract the attention of leading funds, VCs, and CVCs.

“The world is changing at unprecedented speeds. The mobile ecosystem must seize this moment to be a force for change – contributing to society and the planet so that we are proud of what we pass on to future generations,” said Pere Duran, 4YFN Series Director. “There are many inspiring examples of startups working to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues and, this year, the event aims to encourage a more inclusive tech ecosystem, to accelerate and to celebrate those startups poised to make a real positive impact.”

A new summit, the 4YFN Investor Programme, is dedicated to knowledge-sharing among the investor community. Also new for 2021, the 4YFN Impact Programme will include a dedicated summit and awards ceremony – the 4YFN Impact Awards Finale shining a spotlight on the best digital startups from around the globe making a positive contribution towards The Sustainable Development Goals.