4YFN (4 Years From Now) is a startup platform linked to the biggest mobile tech event on the planet - Mobile World Congress, and enables startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to discover, create and launch new ventures together.
This is the fifth edition of 4YFN, gathering more than 600 startups from 45 countries, 600 investors and 12 international delegations from Taiwan, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom and Spain at the Fira de Barcelona in Montjuïc.
It is the first time TAITRA has organized a Taiwan delegation with 13 high tech startups for MWC's 4YFN, and hold a "Taiwan Startup Demo Day" to boost the startups’ global visibility.
At this event, you can find Robelf, a family-oriented smart robot that received the 2018 CES Innovation Award; iXensor, a smart fertility system for testing and tracking ovulation that received the 2018 CES Best of Baby Tech Award; BotPartner, which controls home appliances via a chatbox and was selected by Orange Fab and Microsoft BizSpark; WeeView, which creates shake-free 3D content creation and received the Computex d&i award. Other smart living solutions include U-Gym, a portable deep tissue sports massager, VitaSigns, a hybrid smart watch solution, Smart Wave, a smart microphone that uses Ambient Noise Reduction (ANR) technology and Active Noise Canceling (ANC), and OysterX, a fun and easy app that tracks and shares your journey with travel lovers. The most important solution in the smart living category is cyber security, where three startups - ArcRan, i.x, PacketX – will present their information security solutions vis-à-vis IoT.
In addition to demo day, TAITRA also encourage startups to attend the other 4YFN onsite networking activities such as “Startup Pitches”, “Pitch the Press” and “Mentoring Sessions”, each offering great opportunities to help exhibiting startups connect with investors, mentors, media, corporates and potential partners. Following these diverse networking events, digital health-based Taiwanese startups can attract the attention of potential buyers and investors including US-based conglomerate General Electric Co., search engine giant Google Inc., semiconductor firm Analog Device, UK-based venture capitalists Draper Esprit and much more.