The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned science & technology 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.
The applications are open until September 14th. The Grand Finals will be held in Paris on March 13-15th during the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit.
Applications to the Global Challenge are entirely free.
There are 12 tracks this year:
Data & AI, Energy, Food, Agriculture & Environment, Wellbeing, Digital Health, Global Health, Industrial Biotech, Industry 4.0, New Materials, Mobility, Aeronautics, New Space.
The Top 500 most promising startups will be selected by Hello Tomorrow and are invited to the Hello Tomorrow Summit to interact with sector specific and invite-only investors, top executives, accelerators and fellow founders. They are also invited to the Investor Day, for one-on-one meetings with 200 top-tier VCs, which will take place the day before the Summit. 70 finalists (around 6 finalists per track) will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a 200 select audience, competing for the 15k€ prize per track. The grand winner, selected among track winners, will be awarded 100k€ (15k€ + 85k€).