IoT Stars back at MWC 2016

After a successful and sold out event last year, the IoT Stars startup pitching event for Internet of Things startups is coming back at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm
Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm

On Monday, February 22, 2016 at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 10 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury and our audience. 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.

If you’re a startup working in the IoT and want to pitch at the event, apply here before January 15th.

Early Bird tickets are now available to attend the event. Don’t wait last minute to book as the event sold out quickly last year.

We have several speaking opportunities – as a speaker or with a seat in the jury – for industry experts to share their expertise. Get in touch and let us know if you’re interested to participate, sponsor or sit in the jury.

The event is organised by shift 2020 in collaboration with IoT Barcelona and currently supported by Estrella Damm, Redknee and Indiegogo.

Winners of IoT Stars 2015

The first IoT Stars event in Barcelona was a blast!

The first winners are LeeLuu from Finland in the Early Stage category and Ambiotex from Germany in the Series A category. Congratulations to both winners.

IoT Stars 2015
IoT Stars 2015

You can view a series of pictures taken during the event by Dan Taylor.

We wanted to THANK:

  • all participating startups for their enthusiasm, quality and great pitches
  • the audience for attending and encouraging the pitching startup entrepreneurs
  • the jury for their insightful feedback and judgment
  • our sponsors for their continuous support (Intel, RedKnee, Aqualogy, Sigfox, Indiegogo and Moritz)

Without all of you, this event would not have been possible to create. See you in 2016!

What is IoT Stars?

The IoT Stars it’s a 2 1/2 hour event that will be celebrated at the fabulous Agbar Tower in Barcelona on Monday, March 2, 2015. It is organised by Rudy de Waele with shift 2020 in collaboration with Marc Pous, the founder of thethings.iO and organiser of the IoT Meetups in Barcelona and Munich.


IoT Stars in a glance

It’s an exciting pitching event and an evening to meet and network with C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors, press & media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

The objectives of the event are:

  • To provide local and global visibility to emerging IoT startup innovation across the world.
  • To connect IoT startups, developers, investors and platforms at the discovery phase.

Agbar Tower venue of the IoT stars
Agbar Tower venue of the IoT stars

We are looking for the most amazing IoT companies

Until the end of January 2015, the most awesome Internet of Things companies would be able to apply at the IoT Stars. Afterwards, 10 IoT startups will be selected by industry experts from online submissions.

IoT Stars have 2 special prizes:

      for IoT startups on early stage phase
      for IoT companies on round A stage

The 10 selected Internet of Things startups will pitch for 5 minutes to a jury on stage at the event in Barcelona during the IoT Stars at the MWC15. The IoT Stars will be followed by a networking event to meet THE players in the IoT ecosystem, investors and other IoT entrepreneurs.

If you are an IoT startup apply here.

If you want to partner with IoT Stars contact us at