The Extreme Tech Challenge is
the World’s Largest Startup Competition for Entrepreneurs Addressing Global Challenges.
Global VisibilityPitch your startup to thousands of tech leaders at Viva Technology in France, in June 2020.
Ability to Raise CapitalAccess to leading investors to help you raise capital.
Corporate CollaborationsEngaging with global corporations, CVCs, and VCs.
World-Class Judges & MentorshipWork with industry leaders and experts who can help shape your startup for success.
Join XTC at SLUSH 2019
Compete for the attention of investors, media and potential partners at SLUSH 2019.
XTC Signing Ceremony in the Presence of Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
Watch former Secretary-General of the United Nations in a discussion on how innovators and global leaders can work together.
XTC - Tech for Purpose
XTC is a non-profit organization supported by leading corporations, VC’s, Universities, and Institutions.
Opportunity for Investment
Top finalists will receive an opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors, subject to compliance with all applicable local laws, rules, and regulations.
Empowering Startups to Innovate in 7 Key Categories inspired by the 17 SDGs
- AgTech, Food, & Water
- Cleantech & Energy
- Enabling Technologies
- Transportation & Smart Cities
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals that serve as the framework.
Pitch to World Leading Investors
Corporate President and CSO, Samsung Electronics
Partner Emeritus, Charles River Ventures
Founding Partner, Draper Associates
Two Ways to Apply
Regional Competition Path
General Application Path
General applications deadline.
Top 30+ startups will be will invited to Paris to participate in a finals round bootcamp.
Finals bootcamp will provide world-class mentorship and training as well as connect startups with leading corporations and venture capitalists.
Top 10 startups will pitch on stage at Vivatech to an audience of thousands.
Celebrity investors will select a winner for each category.