2016 Hello Tomorrow Challenge

The global competition for early-stage science startups

The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is a global startup competition for promising early-stage projects & startups using science & technology to solve the world’s issues. It offers equity-free funding, high-visibility and has a solid network of partners. To date, our 60 early-stage alums have raised over $90 million. 

The Challenge consists of 10 tracks: 

  • Data & Connectivity
  • Transportation
  • Space
  • Personal life
  • Energy
  • Water & Waste
  • Air Quality
  • Healthcare
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Industry 4.0

Top projects from around the world will have a chance to attend our yearly Hello Tomorrow Summit (3rd edition), on October 13th-14th in Paris. 

Benefits:  

  • Compete for prizes of €15k (track prizes) to €100k (first prize), 
  • Get global media coverage
  • Interact with sector-specific and invite-only investors (Index, Flagship, Y Combinator etc.), top industry executives (Google[x], NASA, Roche etc.), and fellow founders

Eligibility criteria

  • Startup or non-incorporated project
  • Raised less than €400k
  • Have a core piece of technology with a proof of concept or scientific validation

Judging criteria: 

  • Technological innovation: The project must develop a product/service based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology
  • Potential impact: The project must have the potential to make a substantial long-term impact on business and/or society
  • Leadership and team: The team must exhibit visionary leadership with the capabilities to drive the project towards success
  • Economic viability: The project should have well-formulated plans for developments and goals, and a sustainable business model

Applications:

  • Applications are free
  • Applications are open until June 17th
  • Use referral code KAP_IRE

More on the website: http://challenge.hello-tomorrow.org/

Details

June 17
October 13 - October 14, 2016
Hello Tomorrow CHALLENGE Innovation Hub
Paris, France
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene

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