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Apply: Let your Startup Gain Global Recognition, Growth via 4YFN Awards 2023

ByJoan Aimuengheuwa

Sep 7, 2022

A global startup competition aimed at enabling the acceleration of emerging digital companies, 4YFN Awards 2023 seeks applications from innovators.

The competition was designed to bring to limelight, the best digital startups from across the globe. “It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2023.”

For the first time, the list of top 50 startups will be published and five finalists from this list selected by a remote committee of international investors will make it to the grand finale.

These finalists will then pitch on the main stage at 4YFN 2023 to a jury panel of investors and the winner will be announced on the main stage.


Asides prizes from partners and sponsors, the finalists will receive the following:

  • 4 MWC 2023 Discovery passes
  • Pitch Opportunity at the main 4YFN Stage
  • Meet international press for promotion of the finalists’ projects
  • Mentions on Social Media and Newsletter
  • Invite to the 4YFN VIP Activity
  • Digital trophy

The top 50 startups will receive:

  • 2 MWC 2023 Discovery passes
  • Pitch Opportunity at 4YFN
  • Mentions on 4YFN web and marketing channels
  • Digital trophy

While the Winner will receive the following:

  • Free Startup exhibition pod for 4 days at 4YFN MWC Barcelona 2024
  • Pitch Opportunity at the main Stage during 4YFN Barcelona 2024
  • Complimentary passes for MWC Barcelona 2024**
  • Meet international press for promotion of the winning project
  • Interview with Mobile World Live
  • A dedicated article on 4YFN news
  • Mentions on Social Media and Newsletter
  • Digital trophy


To be eligible to participate in the competition, startups must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Startups should be incorporated and duly registered with no more than five years of existence;
  • Startups from any sector are welcome, but they must be related with digital technologies;
  • Startups must be contributing to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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How to apply

For your startup to attain global scale, apply for the 4YFN Awards 2023 before the deadline on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.



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