Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2015 – Kick-Off Event Los Angeles

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- When: Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
- Where: Bridg, 11390 W Olympic Blvd, #450, Los Angeles, CA 90064
- Free event, open to the public
- Register here

Hello Tomorrow and the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles invite you to the Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2015 Kick-Off Event in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Hello Tomorrow is a global non-profit initiative which mission is to promote entrepreneurship in science and technology, and empower those who dare to solve today’s most challenging problems in:

  • Food & Agriculture
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Transport & Mobility
  • Healthcare
  • Energy & Environment
  • Information Technologies

The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is an international startup competition organized in France. To help them reach their full potential, the 30 semi-finalists (5 per track) will benefit from a 4-month dedicated mentoring program. €15k cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the 6 tracks, and the grand winner of the competition will receive €100k.
For its first edition in 2014, over 1,200 applications were submitted from around 60 countries around the world (75% of foreign projects).

The application deadline for the Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2015 is February 15, 2015. To apply : https://www.younoodle.con/competitions/hello_tomorrow_challenge_2015.

The grand finale will take place in Paris on June 25-26, 2015, with 4,000 expected attendees at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie.

More information: http://hello-tomorrow.org/

- 6:30pm : Welcome
- 6:45pm : Opening remarks by Mr. Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles

- 6:50pm : Introduction of the 2015 edition of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge by Mathieu Goudot, Hello Tomorrow LA Ambassador
- 7:00pm : How to turn Innovative Technologies into Impactful Ventures - A discussion
Perspectives from innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs:

  • Ideation: facing the white page
  • Tech transfer: from a technology to a product


Jessica Rousset
Jessica Rousset is the director of the Center for Innovation, overseeing intellectual property, licensing and business development for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the co-director of the Southern California Center for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (SC-CTIP), an FDA-funded pediatric medical device consortium. Jessica received her master’s degree in biochemical engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon, France.

Aydogan Ozcan
Chancellor’s Professor, UCLA Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering Depts.
Associate Director, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Founder of Holomic LLC

Sri Kosuri
Assistant Professor at UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry

- 8:00pm : Cocktail reception offered by the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles

Convenient street parking, free after 6pm, around the venue (Olympic, Purdue, Tennessee, Corinth).