Why Apply

After more than 10 years of helping deep tech startups, we understand deep tech entrepreneurs and the challenges they face. We’ve designed this startup program specifically to support companies seeking to further develop their business. We offer the opportunity for startups to have customized 1-to-1 sessions with an array of seasoned experts, influential industry leaders, visionary investors, and experienced mentors to guide their growth as a company.

This hand-in-hand program will give startups the opportunity to discuss pressing challenges, strategize their business model and develop technical expertise, all while fostering profound connections and forging strategic partnerships

Fundraising opportunities & support

Explore different financing models, increase your visibility and secure funding through exclusive meetings with VCs and CVCs

Potential partnerships with corporates

Maximize your growth potential by gaining access to corporate resources, capitalizing on their industry expertise, and leveraging their network to connect with potential customers

Strategic direction
&
guidance


Learn how to fine-tune your business and financial models, build a strong brand, and  develop a market and communication strategy

Mentorship & technological counsel

Benefit from personalized mentorship throughout the entirety of the program and use their expertise in industry, market and technology to your advantage

Intellectual property & regulations assistance

Gain insight into how to build a robust intellectual property strategy and how to effectively navigate the industry’s regulations

THEY SAY IT BETTER

Hear from our previous participants

Who Can Apply?

Are you a materials startup working on any of the following topics?

Sustainable materials & use of resources

  • Eco-design
  • Increased longevity
  • Processing at end-of-life (recycling or (bio)degradation)
  • Waste valorization

High-performance materials & coatings

  • New or alternated materials/coatings with better properties
  • Materials with smart characteristics 
  • Speciality polymers or materials
  • More sustainable or less toxic coatings

With applications in these industries…

TIMELINE

OUR COHORT

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK INTO THE PROGRAM:

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DEDICATED IN-PERSON EVENTS

What you get:

  • Special kick-off event at the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris with full access to 2-day event (March 21st-22nd, 2024)
  • Concluding demo day to pitch in front of and network with key stakeholders

CUSTOMIZED 1:1 ONLINE MENTORSHIP

What you get:

  • Specific mentor handpicked to meet your needs and guide you during the program
  • Personalized corporate counsel from an industry leader

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES & SUPPORT

What you get:

  • Strategic support to prepare for meetings with investors
  • Exclusive introduction and matchmaking with relevant VCs & CVCs in your field

 

POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH CORPORATES

What you get:

  • Matchmaking with key players in the industry
  • Opportunity to develop PoCs or pilot projects with leading industrial companies

 

SPECIFIC ONLINE TRAINING SESSIONS

What you get:

  • 8 masterclasses, led by specific experts, on key topics in your field, such as:
    Scaling Materials Production, Intellectual Property & Patents, Navigating Regulatory Hurdles, Prototyping & Product Development, Business Strategy, Fundraising Guidance, Effective pitching
  • Complemented by 8 one-on-one follow-up meetings to dive deeper into each topic with the expert

 

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Previous Participants

It was very informative and useful from both IP and strategic advice point of view. I actually followed up with some contacts the IP expert provided and gained further insights.

NIKOLA LONČAR, CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, OXYCO The Enzyme Factory SL

The IP training session was crucial. We already changed a lot of things in our company.

ALLARD LANGENHUIJSEN, Go to Market Manager, NOPALM INGREDIENTS

Hello Tomorrow’s partnership with, a biotech hub like Genopole, together with other partners that are incubated, is a perfect scenario for the growth of any deep tech that works with technology-based platforms!

AGUSTIN SCHIAVIO, CEO & CO-FOUNDER Mycorium BiotechDUTRA, MYCORIUM BIOTECHDUTRA

MENTORS NETWORK

Our expert mentors are coming from Hello Tomorrow’s vast deep tech community of experienced founders and renowned investors as well as hand-picked mentors with legal, IP, technological and business expertise who will be able to guide you through your startup journey.

Check Our Mentors Here

Mentors
Startups, VCs
Investors
Other Collaborators
Other Experts
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Stephane Corgie
In

Stephane Corgie

CEO

Zymtronix

Guillaume Boissonat
In

Guillaume Boissonat

Chief Scientific and Industrial Officer

PILI

Ezhil Subbian
In

Ezhil Subbian

CEO

String Bio Pvt Ltd

Simardev Gulati
In

Simardev Gulati

CEO

Bloom Labs

Peter Rowe
In

Peter Rowe

CEO

Deep Branch

Kirsten Steinbush
In

Kirsten Steinbush

Chief Technology Officer

Dab.bio

Gabi Wolkinson
In

Gabi Wolkinson

CEO

Bio Castle

Edward Shenderovich
In

Edward Shenderovich

Founder and CEO

Synonym

Aleks Gosiewski
In

Aleks Gosiewski

Co-Founder & COO

Keel Labs

Gabi Wolkinson
In

Gabi Wolkinson

CEO

Biocastle Water Technologies

Kirsten Steinbusch
In

Kirsten Steinbusch

Co-founder

DAB.bio

Michael Krel
In

Michael Krel

Partner

Sofinnova

Zoe Pedan
In

Zoe Pedan

Partner

Ananda Impact Ventures

Francesca Baillieu
In

Francesca Baillieu

Investor

Revent

Lucy Wang
In

Lucy Wang

Co-Founder and General Partner

Divergent Capital

Ingrid Kelly Spillman
In

Ingrid Kelly Spillman

Partner

Xista Science Ventures

Alina Bassi
In

Alina Bassi

Investment Manager

Ananda Impact Ventures

Andrew Haughian
In

Andrew Haughian

General Partner

Pangaea Ventures

Anne Lebreton-Wolf
In

Anne Lebreton-Wolf

Founder

ALW Finance Innovation

Carlotta Ficorella
In

Carlotta Ficorella

Analyst

Matterwave Ventures

Guillaume Gras
In

Guillaume Gras

Investment Director

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Max Narr
In

Max Narr

Co-Founder & General-Partner

Blue Forest Ventures

Michael Jobst
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Michael Jobst

Principal

Vsquared Ventures

Quentin Calleja
In

Quentin Calleja

Senior Associate

Atlantic Labs

Renée Kaddouch
In

Renée Kaddouch

Partner

SQUAIR

Olivier Tomat
In

Olivier Tomat

Executive Director, Entrepreneurship and Acceleration

Genopole

Nico Snoeck
In

Nico Snoeck

Business Development Manager

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Ellen Crabbe
In

Ellen Crabbe

Partner

BrantsandPatents

Antoine Larousse
In

Antoine Larousse

SEED Program Manager

Leonard

Benjamin Daix
In

Benjamin Daix

Co-founder

DXM Agency

Diego Santamaria-Razo
In

Diego Santamaria-Razo

Partner and Vice President

Boston Consulting Group

Ellen Crabbe
In

Ellen Crabbe

Partner

brantsandpatents

Lena Vanderhaeghen
In

Lena Vanderhaeghen

Patent Adviser

brantsandpatents

Victoria Sandberg
In

Victoria Sandberg

Co-founder

DXM Agency

Vita Stepanova
In

Vita Stepanova

Managing Partner

Blastim HR

Contact juan.botero@hello-tomorrow.org  for more information about the program and the application process

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