This worldwide startup competition dedicated to innovative technologies will select and highlight the 30 most exciting innovations & tech projects from all over the world that will impact our societies in 6 areas – Food & Agriculture, Transport & Mobility, Materials & Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Environment, and Information Technologies.
After a successful first European edition in 2014, the 2015 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is expected to attract even more students, researchers and entrepreneurs, thanks the €175,000 in cash awards without any equity taken. This year edition, running from February through June, will also provide the 30 selected startups with mentorship, access to funding, and worldwide media attention.
« We are extremely pleased to renew the Challenge, on a global scale this time. We are convinced that we can boost the positive impact that innovators from all around the world have on society, by accelerating their projects with financial support and personal mentoring. »
Xavier Duportet, founder of Hello Tomorrow
Main eligibility requirements for entrants are:
– Projects (products or services) must be based on an innovative technology
– Organization under 2 years old
– Less than €250,000 in raised capital (if incorporated)
For an optimal sourcing of the best projects, local Challenge events are organized by Hello Tomorrow Ambassadors in 40 cities around the world, from Los Angeles to Bangalore and from Lima to Rome. Entrepreneurs interested in joining the 2015 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge can apply here until February 28th 2015: www.hello-tomorrow.org/challenge/
The Grand Finale will be held during the 2015 Hello Tomorrow Conference on June 25th and 26th at the Cité des Sciences & de l’Industrie, in Paris. During the event, all 30 selected semi-finalists will compete for 5 track prizes of €15,000 and the €100,000 Orange Grand Prize by pitching their project to a 2,000-strong audience including a selected jury panel of international experts.
About Hello Tomorrow:
Hello Tomorrow is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empower those who dare to solve today’s most challenging problems though scientific and technological breakthroughs.
The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is one of the three pillars of the initiative, along with the Conference and the Community. The Hello Tomorrow Community is an interdisciplinary network of “Builders of Tomorrow” which participate in events all over world dedicated to technological innovations and their implications for critical sectors. The Hello Tomorrow Conference will be the climax of this year’s edition. This major event organized in Paris on June 25-26th 2015 will gather changer makers from all age and backgrounds to discover the best startups of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge and attend keynotes from pioneering speakers.
Hello Tomorrow top Global partners include:
Orange (Global Challenge Sponsor), Air Liquide (Energy & Environment sponsor), Inria, Michelin (Transportation & Mobility sponsor), Axa, Roche (Healthcare sponsor) Airbus (Materials & Manufacturing), Janssen, Inra, Institut Pasteur, GDF Suez, Universcience, Vinci Energies, Total, Île-de-France.