We introduce our 11 HT Ambassadors of 2018 who are spread over 4 continents! Read up on their local activities as well as innovation needs & challenges!
Hello Tomorrow HUBS
all over the world
No city is the same, which is why we encourage our ambassadors to use Hello Tomorrow's brand, network and expertise as a means to fulfil local needs, with tailored activities.
Discover these activities below!
Open a local hub
bring hello tomorrow to your city
Hello Tomorrow local teams provide a unique and accurate perspective of the problems and development opportunities in their countries, then through their experience, network and incredible talents, they hold meetings, conferences and competitions addressing these issues and allowing deep-tech entrepreneurship to thrive.
Hello Tomorrow Istanbul
Kerim Baran, co-founder, board member and VP of strategy at CivicSolar, speaks at Hello Tomorrow Istanbul, The Future of Energy.
Hello Tomorrow 2017 Peru Ambassador
"I think that a single person can trigger a huge change in society, but a team can make a big revolution building the future, and this is Hello Tomorrow."
Hello Tomorrow India Ambassador
"Hello Tomorrow is an important platform which seeks to enable in intermingling of people with deep knowledge along with those who have the skill to execute; this is an invaluable pursuit. "
Enriching and aiding deep-tech entrepreneurs that exist in their country
Engaging local communities and growing a worldwide actionable and exclusive network
Inspiring and helping top-executives, influencers and decision-makers navigate through the potential of deep-tech innovations and successful collaborations
Providing a tailored approach to public authorities to strengthen on the ground deep-tech startups ecosystems
WE evaluate applications according to the following KEY criteria
- At least 3 leadership team members with complementary skills and backgrounds
- Passion for deep-technologies in at least one sector
- Good understanding of the local ecosystem needs
- Alignment with Hello Tomorrow's overall goals & values
- Long-term master plan for the local hub development (business model and expected impact)
- Market feasibility for the localized brand license in the proposed city
- At least 10 hours per week to dedicate to the project
- Good connections within the ecosystem
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Winners of the Carrefour & Hello Tomorrow Brazil Challenge
Congratulations to CBA Sementes (grand winner) and PW (2nd prize) who won the Carrefour & Hello Tomorrow Brazil Challenge! Thank you to Carrefour who brought six incredible startups to stage from all over Brazil: CBA Semenetes, PW, Bioclube, Mel de Cacau, Feitosa Gourmet and Seias.
Food for thought at The Future of Food
Last week, we held our first major event in Brazil, The Future of Food. With a full house, and live stream set-up outside, we were overwhelmed by the incredible turnout, and the quality of the ten international keynote speakers and round tables, which covered the latest trends and developments in Agriculture, Permaculture, Machine Learning and more! Thank you to Charles Desmartis, Carrefour Brazil CEO, who introduced the session, as well as Azim Akbaraly for sharing his vision on BNP Paribas's Corporate Social Responsibility.
Precision agriculture for a more efficient agriculture!
Great to hear some news from Agrosmart by Raphael Pizzi, Director of Operations, at The Future of Food event in Sao Paulo after their talk at HT Summit in 2016!
Fabien Eychenne is the co-founder of We Fab which purpose is to connect the « maker movement » with companies. Through workshops, sprints, rapid prototyping, co-design and collaboration, it aims to go from ideas to prototypes, speed-up processes and change mindset. Prior to that, he was a project manager at the think tank Next Internet Generation Foundation in France.
Hello Tomorrow GHANA
HT Ghana meet the French Embassy
Hello Tomorrow Ghana meet Embassy of France in Accra, Ghana to discuss collaboration on all things deep tech across Ghana and the African continent!
Dr. Riverson Oppong
Chief Editor & Founder
Global Energy Insight Journal
With over 6 years technical experience in the oil and gas industry with Horizon Energy Ltd, PPS (Ghana & UK), GE Energy/oil and gas (US & Ghana), and Lukoil International (Russia, Dubai, USA & Cote d’Ivoire), Riverson is currently an Oil and Gas consultant for Global Energy Solutions in Russia. Riverson holds Ph.D. in Energy (Oil and Gas, and Renewables) Management - Finance and Economics from Gubkin Russian University of Oil and Gas; Diploma in Earth GeoScience from Stanford University, USA; Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Gubkin Russian University of Oil and Gas, and a Bachelors degree in Materials (Industrial) Science and Engineering from K.N.U.S.T., Ghana; Diploma in Project Management from Institute of Commercial Management, UK. Riverson is the former Chief Editor of SPE TIMES, and currently the Founder and Chief Editor of Global Energy Insight, an online Journal; Organizing Committee Member of World Petroleum Youth Council; a visiting Tutor under the SPE Ambassador Lecturer Program in Russia and Europe, and the Chairman of International Leadership Summit.
Hello Tomorrow HQ
The international development headquarters based in Paris, supporting our ambassadors day-to-day with their incredible work.
HT Ambassadors and Curators gather at HTHQ!
A few days before the 4th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, Hello Tomorrow’s international community gathered for a round table to discuss Hello Tomorrow past, present and future. International hubs shared insights on their main achievements and main challenges, and HQ shared latest learnings and an analysis of deep-tech startups needs dependent on their maturity level. Getting a glimpse of the future, we discussed what's next for HT in 2018... Stay tuned!
What are the implications of the 4th digital revolution?
Great event organised by the Global Shapers Bucharest Hub in partnership with Hello Tomorrow! Attendees discovered the most important trends and tipping points that come with the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Speaking with Indonesian journalists on deep tech
Hello Tomorrow was visited by a team of 10 journalists from various Indonesian newspapers to talk about the Hello Tomorrow Challenge, deep tech and the global startup scene!
Pakistan Ambassador visits HTHQ!
Sanwal Muneer, Hello Tomorrow Ambassador in Pakistan, visits the HQ to see the team and discuss the future of HT Pakistan coming in September!
Contact a member of the team if you have any questions, or for a chat to find out more about Hello Tomorrow!
Hello Tomorrow HUNGARY
Hello Tomorrow Hungary to host their debut event on September 27th
Hello Tomorrow Hungary presents The Future of Autonomous & E-Mobility: Executives from leading international and Hungarian corporates together with startup founders, investors, public sector representatives, academics and media will gather to discuss three key pillars vital to the future mobility which are DIGITIZATION, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, and SCALABILITY! The event furthers Hello Tomorrow Hungary’s ongoing efforts to accelerate the creation of a deep-tech startup ecosystem in Hungary and a global network of innovation leaders.
Dr. Istvan Csatari
Environmental Scientist and research enthusiast who is passionate about developing concepts that have meaningful application within society. With over 10 years of experience working on multidisciplinary projects, he has a track-record of achieving great results for academies, large corporations (including Fortune500), startup businesses through R&D and business presentation initiatives. Istvan is the author of several SCI indexed publications and co-founder of Flowl, an early-stage EdTech startup. His mission as the ambassador of HT Hungary Hub is fostering local deep-tech innovation to come to fruition.
Indian Startup Saathi named Grand Winner!
The ten winners of our Global Challenge presented projects with the potential for massive and sustainable impact, and were selected by a jury of scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and industry representatives. Saathi, a social enterprise aiming to create hygiene products that are good for the body, environment, and community, was awarded the Hello Tomorrow BNP Paribas Prize of € 100,000. Saathi manufactures biodegradable sanitary napkins made from banana fibers, a method that makes these crucial hygene products more accessible in disadvantaged communities while also reducing waste. In recognition of its technological innovation and social impact, Saathi Pads was also named the winner of the IMPACT AWARDS, receiving €5,000 from Sycomore Asset Management, a leading player in responsible investing.
StringBio win the Food & Agriculture Track!
Ezhil Subbian, CEO of String Bio, a startup from India, envisions an ecologically sustainable world where everyday products are made of value chains that are circular. They are bringing us one step closer to making that a reality with sustainable, cost-effective and wholesome protein from a novel source. String Bio leverages methane as a source of carbon to manufacture chemicals and animal feed as well as food ingredients. These products address multi-billion dollar markets and they are amongst a handful of companies worldwide, currently the only Asian company, to successfully enable methane based value chain for proteins.
The Future of Mobility - 29th July
The transportation routes of most countries will experience bottlenecks and ultimately fail over the next few decades. The problems are endless in every country: crumbling infrastructure, lack of renewable energy strategies, and urban centres that are buckling under the weight of their commuting residents. In this landscape, autonomous cars, drones, and new modes of transportation are on the verge of completely redesigning cities - not only the way we move, but also how we work and live! The focus of the Hello Tomorrow Bangalore event will be on the future of transportation with emphasis on clean transportation and on India’s ability to leapfrog transport technology.
Co-founder of Startups Club, a community platform for early stage startups which is engaged in helping startups in every way possible. Prior to this she was engaged in running Prudence Advisors, where, for 8 years they have been working with startups from across various industries and addressing requirements across marketing, operations and finance. Along with that she is also engaged with many incubators and accelerators as a mentor.
Hello Tomorrow JAPAN
HT Japan Deeptech Meetup on Mobility
The second meetup held at Edgeof Shibuya was a great success! 100 of attendees from various fields such as investors, large companies, researchers, startups, and VCs came together to discuss ‘Mobility - The future world with technologically innovative automobiles’. Thanks to guest speakers Mr, Nobe from Intel, Tim S from Artisense corp, Masayuki Ishizaki from Ascent Robotics Inc and Sampo Hietanen from MaaS Global. Also, Special thanks to our Ecosystem partner, Edgeof and Treasure Data for supporting this event!
From disruptive technologies to impactful solutions in Japan!
With the launch of Hello Tomorrow Japan we expect to unleash the potential of Japanese deeptech startups by promoting them and connecting them to investors, industrial leaders and renowned entrepreneurs at the worldwide scale, as well as preparing society as a whole for the deep-tech revolution. HT Japan will host several activities where local startups could learn from experienced entrepreneurs worldwide. We will also gather interdisciplinary and intercultural teams to share expertise and find solutions to the main global challenges we are facing today. We are happy to collaborate with Mistletoe, an organization sharing the same vision and belonging to the most dynamic startup ecosystem in Japan. We believe Mistletoe's experience and strong local roots combined with Hello Tomorrow's international network will create unprecedented positive impact for deeptech startups in Japan.
Great support from Taizo Son, Mistletoe’s Founder & CEO
“I believe that research and business development in the deeptech field are crucial to really make an impact on the world. I see we have a lot in common with Hello Tomorrow and I feel great potential in it. I am sure that this partnership will allow us to bring huge impact to the deeptech innovation much faster than if we had to build the community ourself. I am very excited in expanding the network of researchers within Japan and supporting a bridge between them and the business world.”
20 years of international business development experience including 10 years in Asia Pacific, essentially in Japan. 10+ years as manager or co-founder for european startups, essentially software, 5 years as manager and expert for public agencies.
Hello Tomorrow MalTA
Jean Paul Fabri
ARQ Economic & Business Intelligence
JP is specialised in resilience-building strategies and was appointed as Technical Expert and Lead Consultant on national resilience building to The Commonwealth Secretariat. He developed a resilience-building framework and implemented it in nine countries across the Caribbean, Pacific and Africa. He previously served as an assistant to the former Prime Minister of Malta and to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Malta. Today, JP is the Managing Director of ARQ Economic & Business Intelligence, a boutique advisory forming part of ARQ Group and is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.
Hello Tomorrow Miami
Co-founder and VP of Finance & Customer
Venezuelan-born, Yoel graduated as an Industrial Engineer before moving to the US where he obtained an MBA in Finance. Over the last few years he has been building Artificial Intelligence Strategies for Top S&P 500 companies, leading the efforts to help them transition to the new sharing economy (Blockchain/IOT)
Pakstraw win Pakistan local Startup Challenge!
In partnership with Pakistan Innovation Foundation, HT Pakistan organized a Local Challenge to identify Pakistani deep-tech entrepreneurs using science and technology to solve real-world problems. The Jury members selected the top three winners - congratulations to Pakstraw, who came first place, and runners up Neurostic & Tawanai Solutions! The three winners were sponsored by the French Embassy in Pakistan to come to Paris for the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit and take part in our Global Startup Challenge.
A network of connectivity
Last September the "Future of Connectivity" event took place in Islamabad in the presence of the French Ambassador to Pakistan, Mrs Martine Dorance as well Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman at Higher Education Commission in Pakistan. The Future of Connectivity was the gathering of tech Entrepreneurs, scientists and government officials to discuss the current challenges of connectivity in Pakistan and formulate solutions for the future.
Hamza provides a platform for the creation, piloting and scaling up of innovative solutions to address critical education challenges in Pakistan.
Hello Tomorrow SINGapore
The launch of Hello Tomorrow Singapore
The official launch of Hello Tomorrow Singapore took place in Paris at VivaTech, under the patronage of the Mr S Iswaran, the Minister for Communications & Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Singapore. The launch is an integral part of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation! Thanks to HT Singapore partners SGInnovate, Enterprise Singapore, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, & Slate Alt for supporting us - we look forward to what is to come!
Ernest is currently driving venture growth at Slate Alt with a team of professionals bent on making private investing and fundraising intelligent, collaborative and transparent.
Hello Tomorrow Switzerland
Official kick-off of HT Switzerland
We were excited to see the official launch event of Hello Tomorrow Switzerland last week in Lausanne! We'd like to warmly welcome Clément Javerzac-Galy, our Swiss Ambassador, to the HT family! Many thanks to speakers at the launch, #HTAlumni startup Flyability and panel participants Christophe Moser, David Allard, Sandeep Raghunathan, Ph.D and Moderator Beatrice Scarioni for an interesting discussion on how deep technologies can drive social impact! We are excited the next event on the future of Quantum Business in the autumn - stay tuned!
Launching a new hub in Switzerland!
Welcoming Clément to the team - 2018 promises some exciting activities in Switzerland, stay tuned!
Dr. Clément Javerzac-Galy
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Clément is a physicist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He is an engineer and entrepreneur passionate about sciences. Clément develops, among others, quantum, photonics, nano and space technologies. He is active in innovation and tech entrepreneurship, in particular in hardware. He is also a blogger and science evangelist at Bilan, engaged in nurturing the emergence of quantum technologies in Europe.
Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop, confirmed for opening keynote!
We are excited to announce the new edition with a special opening keynote by Dirk Ahlborn, Co-founder & CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
The Future of Smart Cities
On the 5th December, at the Zorlu PSM Sky Lounge in Istanbul, Hello Tomorrow Turkey brought together executives from leading international and Turkish corporates, startup founders, investors, public sector representatives, academia, lawyers and media to discuss "The Future of Smart Cities".
Turkey’s energy sector looks ahead to a bright future!
In late October, Hello Tomorrow Istanbul and Sabanci University Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate Change gathered more than 700 leaders in Istanbul to launch a discussion on the future of energy.
"Clean energy is no longer a moral issue"
“Clean energy is no longer a moral issue. It makes companies better off in terms of their business strategy" said Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, in a video at our event, the future of energy, last November. Throw into this mix recent developments in energy storage, smart grids, big data, alternative fuels and we have a vigorous ecosystem of many different actors contributing towards Turkey’s low-carbon future.
Get a taste of an evolving energy market
During the Future of Energy event we took glimpses into smarter homes and energy savings (Nuvia), end-to-end energy data analytics platform (Reengen Energy), systems that predict and maintain grid stability (Artesis), and online solar distribution platforms (CivicSolar). Kerim Baran, Cofounder & VP Strategy at CivicSolar, spoke about developing an online solar distribution platform, bringing e-commerce benefits to solar equipment distribution.
Energy Economist & Technology Start-up Curator
As the Head of Hello Tomorrow Turkey, Timur is building and running the Turkey branch of Hello Tomorrow, the global science & technology entrepreneurship platform aimed at accelerating the transition from ideas & prototypes to technological products across those sectors that will shape our future (ranging from healthcare & biotech to energy, industry 4.0, waste & water, and transportation).