Hello Tomorrow has launched the Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2016, a global science startup competition dedicated to the transformation of innovations into impactful products and solutions.
Hello Tomorrow is an international, non-profit initiative that promotes early-stage scientific startups with an aim to solve major industrial and societal challenges. Now in its third edition, the initiative has grown into a vibrant ecosystem that empowers scientists to transform innovations into world-changing products.
This year, Hello Tomorrow has partnered with thirteen major private and public entities to define the scope of this international competition, including our principal partner, BNP Paribas with L’Atelier BNP Paribas, and The Boston Consulting Group, Bloomberg and La French Tech as global partners. An international committee of expert entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists and executives will select winners, who will be provided with equity-free financial support, mentorship and media exposure.
Prior to announcing the grand winner, HelloTomorrow will release a worldwide ranking of the Top 100 startups from each of six continents.
“This is an incredibly exciting year for Hello Tomorrow as we step up our international efforts to identify and provide early-stage science startups the support, connections and visibility they deserve. The grand finale, held in Paris during Hello Tomorrow’s Global Summit on October 13 and 14, will truly catapult promising startups to the center of the world stage,” Xavier Duportet, President of Hello Tomorrow, said.
To date, more than €60 million has been raised by Hello Tomorrow’s semi-finalists.
Contestants have until June 17, 2016 to apply for the Challenge and winners will be announced at the Global Summit, which last year, attracted nearly 3,000 delegates worldwide. The grand prize winner will be awarded €100,000, and each track finalist will be awarded €15,000.
There are a total of ten tracks:
Food & Agriculture
Beauty & Wellbeing
Transportation & Mobility
Water & Waste
Startups have received mentorship and practical guidance from over 150 entrepreneurs, investors, industry participants and partners as well as access to international markets.
Interested startups can apply for Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2016 here: challenge.hello-tomorrow.org
About Hello Tomorrow
Hello Tomorrow is a non-profit organization founded in 2011. It aims to bridge the gap between science entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in all major scientific and technological fields. Today, it is a global, interdisciplinary community with presence across 45 countries, gathering more than 15,000 innovators within the Hello Tomorrow ecosystem. The Hello Tomorrow Challenge, a global startup competition, has attracted nearly 5,000 startups across 112 countries since its inception in 2014.