IoT Stars

Join us at the IoT Stars MWC17, the startup pitching event for Internet of Things startups during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
10 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on Monday, February 27, 2017. It’s a unique opportunity to meet and network with C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors, press & media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
Best IoT event for startups

IoT Stars is a unique event 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 (IoT) ecosystem.

Startups apply to pitch at the IoT Stars event. They are judged (online) and selected by an international expert jury. 10 startups are selected to pitch on stage at the IoT Stars event. On average +80 global IoT startups apply to pitch.

Below is a selection of success stories of startups who presented at an IoT Stars event:


  • Avegant raises $24M in Series B round
  • Vayyar Imaging Launches Globally; Announces $22M Series B Funding Led by Walden Riverwood
  • Berlin’s Contentful raises $13 million, opening San Francisco office
  • Cybersecurity startup Bastille rings up $9M from Bessemer, Noonan
  • Sentiance Raises $5.2 million in Series B Financing Round Led by Samsung Catalyst Fund
  • Imagimob raises SEK 3 million
  • Austrian smart lock maker Nuki raises €2 million seed round


  •, the company writing the code for the DAO raised an equivalent of $120m in digital currency
  • Minut raises $238,366 on kickstarter
  • Youmo raises €177,412 on kickstarter
  • Leeluu raises succesfully €55,412 EUR on Indiegogo
  • Smart Shower Device Startup Bwareit to Be First Crowdfunded Campaign on Unilever Foundry Ideas Platform
Networking with IoT leaders

We are gathering some top global influencers for some inspiring talks, insightful panel discussions and startup pitches offering you a glimpse into the future of the Internet of Things, its current trends, opportunities and challenges.

If you want to meet up to most influential people in the IoT world, you can’t miss the IoT Stars Networking event.

About IoT Stars organizers

Organised by Marc Pous (thethings.iO and IoT Meetup Barcelona) and Rudy De Waele (shift 2020), the organisers have an extensive experience with setting up events globally and during MWC including IoT Shifts, Mobile Sunday, IoT Meetup, AppCircus, Mobile Monday and Mobile Premier Award events

+ 20.000 mailing-list subscribers interested in IoT. Sustained reach of +5 M/month through our social media networks (shift 2020 blog, IoT BCN Meetup Community & social media channels building up towards the event.

IoT Stars Selected startups

These are the selected startups that will pitch to become the IoT Stars of MWC 2017





IoT Stars jury

Meet the IoT Stars Mobile World Congress  2017 jury

Rob Tiffany

CTO, Lumada IoT, Hitachi Insight Group

Jenny Fielding

Managing Director at Techstars

Tom Raftery

Global IoT Evangelist, SAP.

Francesca Bria

CTO City of Barcelona

Raph Crouan

Startupbootcamp IoT London

Hugo Fiennes

CEO Electric Imp

Rosalia Simon Navarro

IoT Smart Cities Director at Telefónica

Oisin Lunny

Top 5 UK marketer

Rob van Kranenburg

Founder of IoT Council

Anthony Charbonnier

Startups at Sigfox

Event tickets

Early Bird tickets are sold out, you can buy your Standard tickets until February 15th.


Early Bird
  • Until 20th of January 2017
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Sold out
  • Until 15th of February 2017
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  • Until the IoT Stars
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General sponsors

These awesome companies support IoT Stars

Media partners

IoT Barcelona meetup community