The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

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The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

Do you have a deep-tech startup or project that uses advanced technology to answer a societal or industrial challenge? Then you can apply for the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge onwards!

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deep tech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. This challenge is open to scientists and deep tech entrepreneurs around the globe.

The Challenge gives scientists and deep tech entrepreneurs around the globe a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money as well as other funding opportunities, global visibility and connections with key players in the deep tech innovation network.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • You are based anywhere in the world
  • Your project is in its early stage development (seed or series A)
  • Your project is based on a scientific discovery, an advanced technology, a complex engineering process or an innovative application of an existing technology
  • Your project could solve an industrial, societal or environmental unmet need or create a new market
  • You are A team of at least 2 working on the project
  • You have a proof of concept, a prototype, a scientific validation of your claim, or are in the process of producing one.
  • Your team is made up of two persons or more. Your project is not part of a larger company.
  • You foresee an economically viable application on the market within 15 years.
  • All previous Global Challenge participants are welcome to reapply as long as they have not been a Grand Winner or Track Winner.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the competition you need to do register through the given link:

There are 12 tracks this year: Data & AI, Energy, Food, Agriculture & Environment, Wellbeing, Digital Health, Global Health, Industrial Biotech, Industry 4.0, New Materials, Mobility, Aeronautics, New Space.


  • One 100 000 EUR Grand prize: €100K for the best early-stage startup – Equity-free, no strings attached – Powered by BNP Paribas.
  • Eleven 15 000 EUR prizes: €15K for the best early-stage startup in each track – Equity free, no strings attached – Powered by the main partners.
  • Pitch in front of a select audience of 400 Industry Experts and Investors at the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit:
    • For the 70 startups selected as finalists, you will pitch in the now famous Hello Tomorrow Challenge Stage.
  • Exclusive access to the Hello Tomorrow Investor Day – March 13, 2019;
    • For our Top 500 startups – A full day of one-on-one meetings with 200 leading international deep tech investors – Seed & Series A.
  • Exclusive Access to the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit – March 14 & 15 2019;
    • For our Top 500 startups – Meetings with industry leaders facilitated by Hello Tomorrow, opportunity to showcase your product, and more.
  • Meeting & Interviews with International Media;
  • Be endorsed as one of the top 500 deep tech startups worldwide.

Application Deadline:

The applications open on June 4th and are open until September 14th, 2018. The Grand Finals will be held in Paris on March 13-15th during the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit.

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