What Lies Ahead 4 Years From Now (4YFN), MWC Shanghai 2017


GSMA’s sixth annual event, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, will be held in Shanghai from June 28th to July 1st. There will be 650+ exhibitors, and 65,000+ attendees to showcase and discuss the current trends in mobile industry. During the three-day exhibition and conference, cutting-edge mobile technology and startups exhibition will be featured, and members from the global mobile ecosystem will gather to discuss the overarching theme of The Human Element.

One of the notable events of MWC Shanghai is the 4YFN Startup Event, which will showcase 150 local and international startups. Along with the showcases is a set of diverse and unique programs on startups and innovations. The programs comprise of pitching sessions, panel discussions and talks oriented around collaborations among corporations and startups, and investor networking programs. 4YFN will provide a platform where startups, investors and corporations can connect and build further innovations.

The startup pitches will be made at startup corners of Daegu Technopark, Hong Kong Cyberport, the Institute for Information Industry and Qualcomm Technologies.

The speakers and leaders at 4YFN Startup Event include William Bao Bean, partner at SOSV and MD at Chinaccelerator and MOX; David Tang, partner and MD at Nokia Growth Partners; and Veronika Kuznetsova, MD at SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator. The specific agenda can be found here.

Top 5 startups that exhibit at 4YFN will be chosen to pitch on the final day to compete for the best startup of the 4YFN Awards Shanghai 2017.

The event’s “All Exhbition Pass” registration code is FAPY9QRJ7M.

Background on 4YFN

4YFN stands for 4 Years From Now. As part of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the organization aims to provide a startup business platform through which “startups, investors, corporations and public institutions… discover, create and launch new ventures together.”

4YFN Startup Event at MWC Shanghai will be held from June 28th to 30th.

JunSu is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He enjoys meeting people from all over the world and exploring the role of technology in people’s daily lives. You can reach him at: junsu.jang@techforkorea.com


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