2nd March 2023, Barcelona: Financial wellness platform Payflow has been crowned winner of the annual 4YFN Awards ceremony, which took place at the Banco Sabadell stage at MWC Barcelona 2023. The 4YFN Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2023.
Find 4YFN (Four Years From Now), a startup and innovation platform, in the heart of MWC Barcelona which takes place 27 February – 2 March. Now in its ninth edition, 4YFN’s theme at MWC Barcelona 2023 is Humanising Technology. There are over 700 international startups and exhibitors on the show floor with country delegations from Ukraine, Austria, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, France, Japan, Chile and the USA. With around 45 billion euros in funds represented by investors attending the event, it is an exceptional opportunity to connect startups, investors and companies to launch new business ventures together. Programmes at 4YFN will drive discussion around innovation in high-growth areas including Digital Health, EdTech, Frontier Tech, Tech & Planet and FinTech.
Payflow won the award after pitching their project on-stage to a panel of top investors. Payflow faced tough competition from the four other finalists – Aircision B.V. (Netherlands), DeafTawk (Denmark), Microverse (United States) and Unmanned Life (United Kingdom) – selected by a panel of industry experts and investors, using criteria such as innovation, scalability and impact.
“4YFN is the place where the world’s most innovative digital startups connect with investors to launch exciting new business ventures together,” said Pere Duran, Event Series Director at 4YFN. “The 4YFN Awards recognise the best of the best – congratulations to Payflow and thank you to everybody that took part. We’re continuously inspired by the calibre of attendees at 4YFN, and their visions to advance human progress, revolutionise lifestyles and transform entire industries.”
Recognising startups at the forefront of technology
4YFN has also published its Top 50 Startups list for the first time this year, highlighting the best startups, selected by a panel of judges representing leaders from the investor and entrepreneurial communities.
The Top 50 list for 2023 recognises a selection of disruptive companies at the forefront of technology, and includes representatives from Austria, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
4YFN is supported by sponsors BStartup Banco Sabadell; Acció; Barcelona Activa; ICEX; and Mobile World Capital Barcelona.
This year, 4YFN introduced a brand-new Immersive Experience that allows visitors to encounter a new dimension and experience technologies enabling the metaverse. Located at the 4YFN Discovery Area, attendees have the chance to discover four curated activities that are pushing the boundaries of the perception of reality.
All keynote sessions from MWC Barcelona and 4YFN 2023 will be available on-demand here.
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