Applications are Now Open for the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge 2024 for Startups with €100,000 Grand Prize.

Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge 2024
Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge 2024

The Global Challenge, organized by Hello Tomorrow since 2014, is an international startup competition designed for early-stage deep-tech startups across all industries.

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This competition gives deep tech and science-based entrepreneurs a platform for their projects, offering equity-free funding, global visibility, and connections with key players in the deep tech ecosystem. So far, previous winners and finalists have raised over $3 billion in funding.


Startups must:

  • Be in the early stages of development (from not yet incorporated up to Series A or early commercialization).
  • Be based on new technology, a scientific discovery, or a complex engineering process.
  • Have scientific validation, proof of concept, prototype, or be in the process of creating one.
  • Have a team of at least two people.
  • Not be a subsidiary or spin-off of an existing company.
  • Expect to have an economically viable application within 15 years.
  • Have the potential for a strong impact on the targeted industry, society, or the environment.


This year’s tracks include:

  • Aerospace
  • Advanced Computing & Electronics
  • Digital Health & Medical Devices
  • Energy
  • Environment & Biodiversity
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Industrial Biotech & New Materials
  • Industry & Machines
  • Medical Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure



  • Winners receive 1-on-1 coaching and personal introductions to potential investors, partners, and clients.
  • Connect with industry experts, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs at the Global Summit.
  • Join the Deep Tech Pioneers community for year-round access to a global network.


  • Receive the Deep Tech Pioneer recognition and a chance to be featured in reports and speak at events.
  • Opportunities to pitch or showcase in front of industry leaders and investors.
  • International media exposure with interview opportunities.


  • €100K Grand Prize, €25K 2nd prize, and €25K pre-VC stage prize – all equity-free.
  • Advertise your open fundraising to their international investor network.
  • Join Investor Day for 1-on-1 meetings with over 300 renowned VCs and CVCs.

Deadline: September 22, 2024

Click HERE to Apply