Hello Tomorrow: a French initiative to support young entrepreneurs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through French Embassies and Consulates, sponsors the organization of Hello Tomorrow conferences in 12 cities all around the world and all along the year 2016. An international conference is also scheduled in Paris on October 13 and 14 2016 in order to highlight the dynamism of France in the entrepreneurial sector.
Hello Tomorrow, a worldwide French initiative to support innovation and entrepreneurship
Hello Tomorrow’s aim is to accelerate science and technology innovation by empowering startups with cash prizes and connections with investors and industrials. The objective of Hello Tomorrow is to stimulate innovation for businesses of all sizes on strategic themes: health, energy and environment, transport and mobility, food and agriculture, water or space. Several events will take place in 2016:
- XTOMORROW EVENTS will be organized in 12 different cities starting in May 2016: San Francisco, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Shenzhen, Munich, London, Boston, Sao Paulo, Istanbul, Islamabad and Lima. 200 to 300 members will participate to meetings involving experts and investors.
- An International Conference is scheduled in Paris on October 13 and 14, 2016 at the CENTQUATRE (Exhibition hall in Paris)
This conference will emphasize innovative technologies and products that offer high added value. The conference should gather around 300 participants. During these two days will be held plenary sessions on innovation and round tables on the transformations of the French industrial sector. The winner of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge will receive at the end of the conference the Grand Prize of €100.000.
The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is a global startup competition for the most promising projects and startups using science and technology to solve the world’s pressing issues. The application process opens on April 19th, until June 17th and the grand finale will be held in Paris on October 13th-14th during the Hello Tomorrow Summit. The winner of the Challenge is awarded a Grand Prize of €100.000.