GLOBAL CHALLENGE Is the world-renowned early-stage, deep-tech startup competition
Since 2014, Hello Tomorrow has run the renowned global startup competition known as The Global Challenge. It is specifically created to meet the demands of early-stage deep tech firms in all sectors. The Challenge offers deep tech and science-based entrepreneurs from around the world chances for equity-free funding, exposure on a worldwide scale, and contacts with influential deep tech ecosystem actors. Previous champions and finalists have successfully raised more than $3 billion in fundraising so far.
- Advanced Computing & Electronics
- Digital Health & Medical Devices
- Environment & Biodiversity
- Food & Agriculture
- Industrial Biotech & New Materials
- Industry & Machines
- Medical Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
- Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure
Startup companies that are:
- The start of their commercialization phase or the early stages of development (up to series A).
- Based on a cutting-edge engineering method, a scientific breakthrough, or a new technology.
- Addressing an unfulfilled need in industry, society, or the environment, or developing a new market.
- Consists of a group of at least two individuals.
- Not a branch office or spin-off of an established business.
Applications are evaluated using the following standards:
- Technological innovation: The business must provide a product or service based on cutting-edge engineering, groundbreaking scientific research, or both.
- Impact: The business must have the ability to have a significant, long-lasting impact on society or business.
- Economic viability: The business must have clearly defined development goals, objectives, and a long-term business strategy.
- Team: The business needs visionary leaders who can steer it in the direction of success.
- After the preliminary selection stages (1-page overview & pitch deck), the jury members at the Summit evaluate and rank proposals based on the quality of the pitch and any other data they were given about the businesses.
- Winners receive one-on-one coaching and direct introductions to possible partners, clients, and investors.
- Connect with industry experts, investors & fellow entrepreneurs at our Global Summit.
- Join our Deep Tech Pioneers community for all-year access to a global network.
- Receive the Deep Tech Pioneer recognition & get a chance to be featured in our reports and invited to speak at future events.
- Pitch or showcase opportunities in front of renowned industry leaders & investors.
- Get spotted by international media, with interview opportunities.
- €100K Grand Prize, €30K 2nd prize and €20K 3rd prize – all equity-free, no strings attached.
- Advertise your open fundraising to our active international investor network.
- Meet one-on-one with 150+ VCs and CVCs at the Investor Day.
Deadline: September 22, 2023
Click HERE To Apply