Hello Tomorrow Challenge [fr]
Hello Tomorrow is a global not-for-profit initiative whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship in science and technology, and empower those who dare to solve today’s most challenging problems.
Hello Tomorrow stands on three pillars: a broad community, a big startup challenge and a grand conference coinciding with the startup challenge finale.
In 2014, the Hello Tomorrow Challenge gathered 1200 projects, accelerated 100 of them and selected 25 semi-finalists in 5 fields: Energy, Biotech/Medtech, IT/Com, Hardware/Robotics and Big Data.
All 25 selected teams then pitched their project during the Hello Tomorrow Conference, now deemed the “First Day of Tomorrow” on April 18th at La Cité des Sciences in Paris.
The 100K Grand Winner was G-Therapeutics, who builds an implantable stimulation system and robot-assisted training program to rehabilitate individuals with spinal cord injury.
For 2015, Hello Tomorrow is growing even further: the global community is structuring, the challenge has an increased number of categories (6) and semifinalists (30), and the conference is extended to 2 days at La Cité des Sciences on June 25-26th.
6 categories to impact tomorrow:
Food and Agriculture
Materials and Manufacturing
Transport and Mobility
Energy and Environment
Information and Technologies
The application period for the 2015 Hello Tomorrow Challenge will open in December, and extend to February 15th, 2015.
Benefits for startups include:
• 4 month acceleration period
• strong mentoring and training throughout the competition
• €100,000 in Cash for the Grand Winner
• €15,000 in Cash for the 7 other finalists
• Media exposure during acceleration and conference
• No equity taken