A competition designed for
The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources needed to propel emerging technologies were different from those of traditional web and mobile innovations.
The Challenge gives scientists and deeptech entrepreneurs around the globe a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money as well as other funding opportunities, global visibility and connections with key players in the deeptech innovation network.
Choose your main industry or technology focus
AERONAUTICS – DATA & AI – DIGITAL HEALTH – ENERGY – FOOD, AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT – GLOBAL HEALTH – INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH – INDUSTRY 4.0 – NEW MATERIALS – NEW MOBILITY – NEW SPACE – WELLBEING
Connections – Visibility – Funding
ONE €100K GRAND PRIZE
For the best early-stage startup – Equity-free, no strings attached – Powered by BNP Paribas
ELEVEN €15K PRIZES
For the best early-stage startup in each track – Equity free, no strings attached – Powered by our main partners
PITCH in front of a select audience of 400 industry experts and investors AT THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT
For the 70 startups selected as finalists, you will pitch in the now famous Hello Tomorrow Challenge Stage
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HELLO TOMORROW INVESTOR DAY – March 13th 2019
For our Top 500 startups – A full day of one-on-one meetings with 200 leading international deeptech investors – Seed & Series A
EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT – March 14th & 15th 2019
For our Top 500 startups – Meetings with industry leaders facilitated by Hello Tomorrow, opportunity to showcase your product, and more
MEETINGS & INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
BE ENDORSED AS ONE OF THE TOP 500 DEEPTECH STARTUPS WORLDWIDE
One full day to connect with 200 investors
Startups selected as Top 500 are invited to join the exclusive investor day to meet with leading deeptech seed and early-stage VCs & CVCs.
Here are some of the investors from our 2017 edition. Confirmed investors for the next edition are coming soon!
Milestones of the 2018-9 edition
Start of The 5th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge
Do you have a deep-tech startup or project that uses advanced technology to answer a societal or industrial challenge? You can apply online from June 4th 2018 onwards!
Am I eligible to apply?
Hello Tomorrow aims to empower ALL deeptech projects around the world. We therefore have set up the broadest, yet fairest, rules for projects in all stages of development.
You are based anywhere in the world
That’s right, anywhere.
Your project is in its early-stage of development (seed or Series A)
We also accept projects that are about to be spinned-out from academic labs as long as they have a strong proof of concept
Your project is based on a scientific discovery, an advanced technology, a complex engineering process or an innovative application of an existing technology
Your project could solve an industrial, societal or environmental unmet need or create a new market
Your are a team of at least 2 working on the project
For full details on the challenge, visit HELLO TOMORROW