If you are a startup in Southeast Asia, and you would love to have exposure to telcos, industry funds, VC & PE investors from China, as well as the latest technological trends (think beyond 5G), please read on!

On 27 – 29 June, MWC Shanghai 2018 is bringing 4 Years From Now (4YFN) to Asia for the third time.

Yes the same MWC that takes place in Barcelona every February and where all the new, cool stuff gets revealed.

As a strategic partner for the Shanghai event, Momentum Works will host a half-day session on 28th June with invited guests, where we will go deep about the real tech/internet opportunities in Southeast Asia.

We encourage startups in this area to apply for this event and the competition (part of Asia Mobile Award), grasp the chance for rewards and future opportunities.

This is not one of the 5,000 startup pitch competitions you see everyday across Southeast Asia, where you get no more than a trophy plus some useless mentoring for winning.

This is real stuff – real exposure to investors (both strategic, industrial and financial), technological partners, potential telco clients (and distributors), and a lot of cutting-edge technologies.

Wait a minute, you still don’t know about 4YFN and MWC?  Here is a brief introduction for you:

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.

4 Years From Now (4YFN) is a startup business platform of GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona that enables startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

MWC Shanghai 2018 is bringing 4YFN to Asia for the third time, continuously highlighting the key mega tech trends and exploring disruptive innovation with a complete programme for startups, investors and corporations devoted to boosting their disruptive businesses in the tech, mobile and digital ecosystem.  4YFN offers unique connecting initiatives, such as custom networking activities, inspirational talks, technical abilities workshops, community outreach and the startups & investors summit.

Asia Mobile Award- 4YFN Startup of the Year

Particularly, the 4YFN Award 2018 is focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies within the startup community.

10 finalists will be selected to pitch on the main stage, meet with investors and exhibit free in a highlighted area at 4YFN Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018. The overall winner will be announced and awarded as 4YFN Startup of the Year.

4YFN Award Key Milestones

March 23rd Entries Open

May 20th Applications close

May 20th –June 15th pre-selecting and 10 finalists shortlist by the 4YFN judge panel

June 27th –June 28th 10 finalists onsite pitch and announcement of 4YFN Award 2018

Prize Package

The overall winner will receive a free booth in 4YFN Barcelona 2019, featured 4YFN Award Winner Interview by Mobile World Live, demonstration at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Leadership Stage, promotion to international press, articles on GSMA media, marketing & PR channels, and opportunities to be included in the acceleration, mentoring and investment programmes by 4YFN strategic partners (MomentumWorks also included) from world well-known accelerators and VCs!



As strategic partner of the event, Momentum Works will host a half-day session on 28th June with invited guests, where we will go deep about the real tech/internet opportunities in Southeast Asia. We will look at the current landscape in Southeast Asia, the key success factors, and best strategies for market entry. We will also analyse a few notable failed investments and how to avoid same mistakes. We strongly invite you to come and join the discussion.

Nobody has ever walked out of a Momentum Works hosted dialogue disappointed.

We are also preparing a certain number of free All Exhibition Pass and extremely precious limited VIP Pass for our friends. Stay tuned on The Low Down!


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