Extreme Tech Challenge: A global platform and competition showcasing the world’s most innovative, purpose driven startup companies.
Extreme Tech Challenge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation whose mission is to empower startups creating new tech innovations to address global challenges. It is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for purpose-driven technology inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Extreme Tech Challenge™ competition is supported by leading corporations, venture capital investors, foundations, policymakers, universities and tech conferences to give exceptional startups the potential for global visibility, the opportunity to raise capital, the ability to network with global leaders, and access to world-class mentorship to help them pioneer technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges.
The XTC Competition is open to all product or service submissions based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology built by the submitting company that has potential address one of XTC’s Tech for Good categories. Applicants must be legally incorporated – or registered – in an eligible country. The proposed business cannot be in violation of any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trade secrets. See the Official Rules for more details.
XTC does not have any restrictions on current revenue level or capital raised to date.
XTC competitors will be evaluated by a team of highly experienced investors, entrepreneurs, and executives. Submissions will be judged based on their quality, ability to address the corresponding U.N. Sustainability Development Goals, and long-term viability. Each application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Competitors will submit their startup in one of 7 categories which bundle the UN SDG’s. These are, in alphabetical order only:
The top three finalists will go into the global shortlist.Apply Here
Tuesday 6th October - Open for Entries
Tuesday 9th November - Deadline
December 1st - Finals Pitching
Finalists will be announced and invited to participate in the XTC Virtual Bootcamp and final judging for the Category Winners.
XTC VIRTUAL BOOTCAMP
Startup engagement with senior investors, corporate leaders and industry experts
2020 XTC Bootcamp
Category Winners announced and invited to pitch at the 2021 Global Finals at VivaTech in Paris.
Top startups will pitch world-class judges at VivaTech in Paris.
Global Winner and Special Awards Winners will be announced.
2020 XTC Global Finals