A competition designed for

DeepTech Entrepreneurs


The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a renowned global 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.

LOOK BACK AT THE 2017 FINALISTS

75 of the best deep-tech startups in 10 industries


DATA & AI - ENERGY TRANSITION - ENVIRONMENT - FOOD & AGRICULTURE - WELLBEING - HEALTHCARE - INDUSTRY 4.0 - NEW MATERIALS - MOBILITY - AEROSPACE

PRIZES

Funds - Connections - Visibility 

Hello Tomorrow makes sure that all applicants benefit from the Challenge experience, while ensuring the creation of a global deep-tech ecosystem across the world. 

  • ONE €100K GRAND PRIZE

    For the best early-stage startup - Equity-free, no strings attached - Powered by BNP Paribas

  • TEN €15K TRACK PRIZES

    For the best early-stage startup in each track - Equity free, no strings attached - Powered by our track partners

  • TEN KEYNOTES ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT

    For the best series A Startups, to follow the path of Hello Tomorrow speakers (e.g. Michael Bloomberg, Demis Hassabis, CTO of NASA, etc.)

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HELLO TOMORROW INVESTOR DAY - March 13th 2019

    A full day of one-on-one meetings with more than 200 leading international investors - Seed & Series A - Atomico, Sofinnova, Accel, Index, Lakestar, Flagship, Breakout Labs, Novo, Point Nine, Ecomachine Ventures

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT - March 14th & 15th 2019

    Schedule meetings with hundreds of C-level industrial leaders - Showcase your product in a dedicated room - Pitch in front of a curated audience

  • MEETINGS, ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
  • WORLDWIDE PUBLICATION OF A GLOBAL TOP 500 DEEP-TECH STARTUP LIST

Investor day

One full day to connect with 300 investors


Top 500 startups are invited to join the exclusive investor day to meet with the leading seed and early-stage VCs.
Contact edgar.ke@hello-tomorrow.org for more information.

And many more...

Timeline

Milestones of the 2018-9 edition

Select a date

JURY MEMBERS

Get hand-picked by the best

Hello Tomorrow has set up an international and interdisciplinary committee of leading scientists, industrial specialists, successful deep-tech entrepreneurs and renowned VC, to select the best startups in each industry track.

Geoffrey Von Maltzhan

Partner

Flagship Pioneering

Nathaniel David

Venture Partner

Arch Ventures

  • Obi Felten

    Moonshots

    X (former Google [X])

  • Ilian Iliev

    Managing Partner

    Ecomachine Ventures

  • Christine Gould

    Head of Innovation

    Syngenta

  • Olivier Oullier

    Head of Global Healthcare Strategy

    World Economic Forum

  • Hemai Parthasarathy

    Scientific Director

    Breakout Labs

  • Arnault Gournac

    Innovation Director

    Carrefour

  • Sophie Heller

    COO, Retail Banking & Services

    BNP Paribas

  • Ulrich Betz

    Innovation Director

    Merck

  • Gilles Colas des Francs

    Head of Incubator Program

    Michelin

  • Emmanuelle Coutenceau

    Investment Director

    Novo Seeds

  • Romain Lavault

    General Partner

    Partech Ventures

  • Mark Schmitz

    Partner

    Lakestar

And many more...

Previous GRAND WINNERS

Raised more than $136M


Take these amazing entrepreneurs as examples of what can be achieved through the Hello Tomorrow Challenge.

 

"The Hello Tomorrow Challenge gave us the unique opportunity to interact with start-ups from all over the world as well as with top-level investors and corporate companies. I would highly recommend the competition to any start-up wanting to go global!"
CEO, Novagray - 2016 Healthcare Winner

 

GTX MEDICAL SWITZERLAND

Implant therapy to make paralyzed people walk again

2014 Grand Prize Winner

"Hello Tomorrow was one of the best things that happened to us"


Gregoire Courtine, President

Raised €35M since the Global Summit

BIOCARBON ENGINEERING UK

Mass reforestation using automated drones

2015 Grand Prize Winner

"We found our lead investor at the Global Summit"


Lauren Fletcher, CEO

Undisclosed investment from Parrot after the Summit

LILIUM AVIATION GERMANY

Solar Vertical Take-off and Landing aircrafts

2016 Grand Prize Winner

"The only event, which really helps deep-tech start-ups"


Patrick Nathen, CEO

Raised €100M since the Global Summit

SAATHI INDIA

Biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana fibre

2017 Grand Prize Winner

"Winning the Challenge put us on a global platform "


Kristin Kagetsu, Co-Founder

Named in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia

Eligibility CRITERIA

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.

  • 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