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. 


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

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


June 17, 2016
Program dates Oct 13 - Oct 14, 2016
OrganizerHello Tomorrow
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