4YFN (4 Years From Now): the 'little brother' of the Mobile World Congress is getting older | EUROtoday

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If California mythologized garages many years in the past because the fetish place for the delivery of technological corporations, in Barcelona The entrepreneurial dream appears to have discovered its habitat in an area whose identify responds to a quantity and three letters: 4YFN. He 4 Years From Now (“within 4 years”, within the Spanish translation) reaches its tenth anniversary this yr, consolidated because the occasion for startups of the Mobile World Congress.

This digital enterprise platform, which grew in parallel to MWC and was absolutely built-in in 2021, when it made the leap Montjuc Fair to the fairgrounds Gran Viacelebrates the anniversary with its most formidable numbers to this point: to be current, for the primary time, in two pavilions (8.0 and eight.1), could have greater than 800 exhibitors and 350 audio system will take part within the version that can start this Monday.

Popularly often called the little brother of the Mobilethe affect of 4YFN within the modern ecosystem throughout this decade presents figures which have been rising yr after yr: 4,500 exhibitors, 180,000 attendees and the interconnection of 9,200 entrepreneurs con 5.400 traders.

Among the correct names of this tenth version, the next stand out: Nigel ToonCEO and co-founder of Graphcore (British firm that manufactures and markets semiconductors Artificial intelligence), former basketball participant Pau Gasolwhich final yr I created Gasol16 Ventures to mix their funding tasks, recommendation and enterprise alliances to assist the entrepreneurial material, or the founders of unicorns Spanish (corporations that obtain a price of 1,000 million {dollars} with out being listed on the inventory market) Jordi Romero (CEO of Factorialwhich has developed a software program to facilitate Human Resources duties with digitalization) and Avi Meirwho holds that very same place in TravelPerkan organization specialised in enterprise journey administration.

Talent Arena

The public-private basis Mobile World Capital was founding father of 4YFN and, on this version of Mobile World Congresspromotes a brand new house for digital expertise, the Talent Arena. This initiative will deliver collectively round thirty technological consultants who will provide shows and workshops, comparable to Carlos Villaviejasoftware program engineer at Google, Xavier Amatrianvice chairman of engineering LinkedIno David Cuartiellesco-founder of Arduino. He Talent Arena additionally host a hackathon (assembly of programmers to hold out collaborative developments) of 48 hours wherein 48 professionals will defend their tasks in a boxing ring.