The Extreme Tech Challenge is

the World’s Largest Startup Competition for Entrepreneurs Addressing Global Challenges.

  • Global Visibility

    Pitch your startup to thousands of tech leaders at Viva Technology in France, in June 2020.
  • Ability to Raise Capital

    Access to leading investors to help you raise capital.
  • Corporate Collaborations

    Engaging with global corporations, CVCs, and VCs.
  • World-Class Judges & Mentorship

    Work with industry leaders and experts who can help shape your startup for success.

Enabling Collaboration between Startups and Global Corporations

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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.

#XTC2020 in San Francisco

Know more about the winners of the XTC San Francisco regional competition announced at Samsung CEO Summit.

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
  • Education
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation & Smart Cities

The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals that serve as the framework.

Pitch to World Leading Investors

Young Sohn
Young Sohn

Corporate President and CSO, Samsung Electronics

Bill Tai
Bill Tai

Partner Emeritus, Charles River Ventures

Tim Draper
Tim Draper

Founding Partner, Draper Associates

Two Ways to Apply

Regional Competition Path


2020 JAN - MAR

General Application Path

March 31

General applications deadline.

May 4

Top 30+ startups will be will invited to Paris to participate in a finals round bootcamp.

June 10

Finals bootcamp will provide world-class mentorship and training as well as connect startups with leading corporations and venture capitalists.

June 11-13

Top 10 startups will pitch on stage at Vivatech to an audience of thousands.

Celebrity investors will select a winner for each category.

Competition Finals

June 2020

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