HELLO TOMORROW! - BOSTON MIXER
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are happy to announce the Hello Tomorrow Challenge, the most ambitious international tech-startup competition to connect and empower young european innovators. The deadline is fast approaching, but the initial submission is extremely short, and you only need a minimal team to enter the competition.With more than 500K€ in prizes and 100,000€ for the grand winner (equity free), the challenge is open to startups/students/entrepreneurs in 5 tech tracks: IT-Com, Big Data, Biotech/Medtech, Robotics/Hardware and Energy. The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is a unique combination of local events worldwide (55 ambassadors in 36 countries), mentoring, and competition. We are backed by more than 50 incredible international jury members (Eben Upton, from Raspberry Pi, Bill Liao from SOS Ventures, Massimo Banzi from Arduino, Henri Seydoux from Parrot and many more...) and great accelerators/networks/universities/research centers from all over Europe.
Our panel of speakers covers the gamut of the ecosystem which helps tech innovators bring their ideas to life. Oscar Castanon and Maxime Huynh will represent the French Consulate's Office of Science and Technology and will tell us about their efforts to support bi-national startups. Jean-Marie Vallet will share his 30 years of experience from bench, to big pharma to biotech. He founded Cyrma Consulting, providing development and financial services to emerging life science companies. Johannes Fruehauf will share his vision for some of his latest endeavors, including Lab Central, a biotech-capable shared lab facility, right in the heart of Kendall Square. Finally, Laurent Poirot, Group Leader at Cellectis Therapeutics, will share the company's pioneering expertise developing editing tools to modify human genomes.
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Boston Ambassadors for Hello Tomorrow Challenge-100,000€ competition
Julien Muffat, is a Research Fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Fascinated by the pace of development of academic technologies, and inspired by their future impact on human health, from disease-in-a-dish approaches to drug discovery, to genetic engineering of human variants.
Charles Fracchia is a graduate student in the Medialab program at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. His goal is to explore the interface between Digital Fabrication, Biology and EE/CS to create technologies that facilitate a paradigm shift in how biological technologies are generated.