Our guide to levelling-up your 4YFN experience
If you are looking for a next-level upgrade to your business knowledge, experience and networks there is no better event than the 4YFN Startup conference in Barcelona.
This incredible event attracts over 100,000 attendees and will be held 24 – 26 February and features over 800 startups and exhibitors, 950 investors and 400 speakers.
If you are a startup founder, digital nomad or remote worker you should definitely consider joining the Coasis delegation for a next-level 4YFN experience.
Here are our five best reasons for attending the 4YFN conference.
1. Show me the money
If you are looking to propel your business forward, 4YFN is great place to connect with potential investors – with around 950 investors registered investment booths plus all of those others who attend the conference. There are so many formal and informal opportunities to meet and pitch your businesses to investors and, even if you’re not investment ready, it’s a great opportunity to get feedback and put your pitch to the test!
2. It’s all about who you know
4YFN draws a large crowd of the startup community to Barcelona, including investors, corporations, leading experts, visionaries, press, accelerators, governments, MWC attendees, students, entrepreneurs and of course startups. Whether it’s in between panel sessions or over happy hour drinks and the inevitable late night social activities of xside – the opportunities are plentiful to connect with a range of new people.
Networking at an event of this magnitude opens doors to engage with other professionals to share ideas and possibly join forces. We highly recommend scheduling time to hang out in the courtyard, music stages, bars, bumper cars and interactive areas for meetings or entertainment.
3. Knowledge is power
4YFN hosts an impressive 160 hours of live content from a wide range of guest speakers. They have speakers from almost every industry during the day as a regular part of the schedule. Included in the list of speakers are CEO’s, Designers, the VP of Marketing for Facebook, Technology experts, etc. There are also Masterclasses available including “5 Ways to Become a Sales Superstar on LinkedIn and “How to Dominate Instagram Marketing”. Whatever industry you are in, there is something for you at this event. Many people who attend this event say that it’s almost hard to sleep the night after the event because of the overload of information. Calafell, just one hour from Barcelona, offers a quiet retreat where you can let your mind at ease and process what you have learned during the day before you go to sleep.
4. Who said you can’t mix business with pleasure
This event is built around the idea of creating a lifestyle that balances business and pleasure. 4YFN provides an opportunity for individuals to explore a wide range of different ideas, concepts, and startup ideas, while simultaneously facilitating an experience where you can make new connections with people from around the world.
During the day there are many opportunities for formal and informal networking while at night you can enjoy the various bars, music (electronic DJ’s), and keynote presentations that the technology-focused “xside Night” facilitates. This nocturnal convention experience focused on integrating learning and socializing will leave you more knowledgeable and connected.
5. Inspire your thinking
The big focus of this year’s 4YFN is technology, particularly:
- Health Technology(integration of robots and AI with the human body)
- FinTech (digital payment technologies)
- Intelligent Connectivity (5G, the internet of things, driverless cars, AI)
- Future Tech (what technology will look like in 25 years)
Each of these topics will be supplemented with talks, live demonstrations, and companies pitching their ideas for the future. Whether you’re involved in a technology startup or not, 4YFN provides ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the latest developments and we bet it’ll help inspire your thinking.
6. Join our tribe
The kind of networking seen at events like 4YFN is only the start. Coasis Coliving in Calafell provides a networking experience at a much deeper level. Sharing an experience like 4YFN with a tribe will have you leaving Catalunya with personal and business connections that will benefit you for years to come.
After a long day at 4YFN, our coliving home offers the perfect environment to rest, recuperate and reflect on the experiences and knowledge you gained during the days. Plus you can share your thoughts with our tribe of colivers.
If you are a startup founder, digital nomad or remote worker travelling to Barcelona for the 4YFN conference, our community is the perfect way to compliment your experience and leave a lasting positive impact on your personal and business future.
Contact us now for more info but, be quick, numbers are limited.
Don’t just take our word. Check out the 2019 highlights video.