In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape global development through 2030. The XTC® Competition partners with problem-solvers around the world to develop the innovations and technologies to solve the world’s most extreme problems.
$10 Million Overall Investment Prize
1st Place: $1,000,000
2nd Place: $250,000
3rd Place: $100,000
The top three winners will be awarded a simple agreement for future equity (SAFE) note. All top ten finalists will receive an opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors for up to $10M in direct investments. Prizes are offered subject to compliance with all applicable local laws, rules and regulations. See the official rules for more details.
Announced at VivaTech 2019, the XTC® Competition encourages innovators from all corners of the globe to put forth their world-changing ideas. Over the next year, the XTC® Competition team will select the most promising proposals and partner with the entrepreneurs who demonstrate an aptitude – and passion – for solving the world’s biggest problems. The top three finalists will be announced at VivaTech 2020.
The XTC® Competition is the culmination of a global movement to seize technology’s potential to solve the greatest challenges facing humankind. We’re proud to partner with technology industry leaders who stand at the forefront of this movement, including:
Extreme Tech Challenge brings together a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, innovators, mentors, and like-minded partners. You don’t have to participate in the challenge to be a part of XTC®. If you would like to be up to speed on all the latest news and participate with us in changing the world, please join us below. For specific partnership requests, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.