7 Tech & Startup Events You Have to Attend During MWC Barcelona

Every year, the one and only MWC Barcelona comes with a range of fantastic side events that no one in the Barcelona tech and startup community should miss. Enjoy the craziness and make the most of the busiest week in the life of our city by making friends, building relationships and striking up business deals – but don’t forget to party it all out at the end!


Digital Future Society Summit

  • Sun, 24 February 9:00 am @ Palau de Congressos de Barcelona (Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina)

The Digital Future Society Summit, held twice a year, is an event where policymakers, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and forward thinkers converge to explore how we might build a more equitable, sustainable and inclusive future in the digital era. This edition focuses on the themes of public innovation and digital trust and security, two key research areas of the Digital Future Society programme. Listen to keynotes speeches by Anand Giridharadas, author and former NYT journalist, and Cory Doctorow, science fiction writer among other international speakers on the eve of the MWC.


Mobile Sunday

  • Sun, 24 February 6:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

Tech.eu is proud to bring you their annual networking event on the evening before MWC kicks off. It’s the perfect opportunity for local and visiting entrepreneurs, investors and other mobile industry stakeholders to get together for inspiring talks by global industry experts and startup founders, have lively discussions and wrap it up with beers and great food. Speakers will include Miguel Arias (Global Head of entrepreneurship initiatives at Telefónica), Jessica Groopman (Founding Partner of Kaleido Insights, Silicon Valley) and Göran Wågström (Founder and CEO of Idka).


4YFN 2019

  • Mon-Wed, 25-27 February @ Hall 8, Fira Montjuïc (Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina)

4YFN is Barcelona’s annual startup conference taking place during MWC Barcelona. It’s the event where you can meet the technology startups that will be making a difference four years from now. Over three days, 4YFN showcases the latest tech startup innovations from around the world, featuring curated content, startup pitches, competitions and dedicated networking sessions. A mandatory event for all startups enthusiasts from Barcelona and beyond!


IoT Stars MWC 2019

  • Mon, 25 February 7:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

It’s time for the 5th edition of the best networking event for Internet of Things people during the MWC. IoT Stars is a unique opportunity for IoT startups to pitch in front of a top-notch international jury and for companies to connect to a C-level audience of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, industry players, press and media working in the Internet of Things ecosystem. Don’t miss if you’re an IoT freak!


Attendee taking a selfie in the exhibition area of startup conference 4YFN 2018 Barcelona
Selfies are an important part of attending 4YFN. Make sure to document your favorite moments!


Startup Grind VC Night MWC

  • Tue, 26 February 7:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

Startup Grind is back with its MWC special edition. After the open mic session, where anyone can ask for help for their startup in 30 seconds, you will have the chance to learn from the best VCs in town. The participants of the panel have yet to be announced. The panel will be followed by a networking session in which attendees can talk to each other freely over some beers and delicious empanadas. There’s no leaving Startup Grind without having made a bunch of new friends!


TechTribe Networking Event MWC19

  • Wed, 27 February 7:00 pm @ Roto Barcelona (Passeig Joan de Borbó 74)

Tech Tribe is celebrating MWC with a special networking event featuring awesome speakers. Listen to talks by Georgie Smallwood (Global Product Director at N26), Mario Ferrer (Senior UX Writer at King) and Liliana Ortiz (S.E. Marketing at Typeform). Meet startups and talented people from all over the world and enjoy some live music in a beautiful beachfront space on Barceloneta.


4YFN/MWC Afterparty at itnig

  • Wed, 27 February 8:00 pm @ itnig (Carrer Álaba 61, 3rd floor)

itnig invites you to celebrate the closing of MWC and 4YFN 2019 at a fun afterparty. Do some networking, participate in open panel discussions and dance the night away with your new friends from all over the world!