4YFN DAY1: Reunions and connections at 4YFN
The first day of the 4 Years From Now (4YFN) – Mobile World Congress (MWC) couldn’t have gone better. The Tech Barcelona stand in Hall 6 of the Fira de Barcelona, where 16 startups are present, was a constant hive of activity, the scene of long-awaited reunions and new connections.
Part of this is due to the number of activities that have taken place in the space:
12:00 – 13:00 – Investing in deeptech: Gohub and Wyra bets on cutting-edge-innovations
Gohub and Wayra have presented four of their invested startups that present deep tech innovations with industrial applications. Okify, which specialises in streamlining moving processes; Agrow analytics, a water optimisation solution that allows for a more productive crop in an autonomous and simple way for all users. Climatetrade, which connects companies that need to offset their carbon emissions with a wide range of environmental projects; and Galgus, which deploys secure WIFI networks with advanced analytics.
13:00 – 13:30 – Next generation helthtech solution with Doctomatic
Doctomatic is a startup specialising in remote monitoring of chronic patients. In a conversation between Luis Vives, professor at Esade, and Frederic Llordachs, founder of Docmatic, they assessed the future of healthtech. We are moving, over time, from personalised medicine that is reactive to preventive treatment.
15:30 – 16:30 – Fintech unicorns: the role of the new big players with Sequra and Qonto
To close the day we spoke with David Bäckström, CEO of SeQura, and Carles Marcos, head of Qonto in Spain, about the role of the new fintech players. SeQura, based in Barcelona, and Qonto, a French unicorn, are two benchmarks that are committed to new technological solutions in the market for banking and financing products and that are committed to Barcelona as a fintech hub.