The Extreme Tech ChallengeSM (XTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to elevating the next-generation of entrepreneurs creating new technologies and innovations to benefit humankind.

Inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the XTC supports and showcases the innovators harnessing the power of technology to address the greatest challenges facing humanity and our planet. Through its global startup competition, XTC provides top contenders the potential for global visibility, the ability to raise capital, network with global entities (corporations, VCs, partners), and gain mentorship opportunities they need to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future.

Young Sohn

Co-founders of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)

Pursuing Tech for Impact through global Entrepreneur communities
Bill Tai
Young Sohn
Bill Tai


The XTC® Competition was founded to empower entrepreneurs and their companies with resources and networking so they can scale at low to no incremental cost. Previous iterations of the XTC® Competition have welcomed thousands of applicants from all corners of the globe, and incubated rising startups such as Lynq, Elevian, Doctor on Demand, Wanderu, Cresilon, and Bloomlife, which have raised a combined $440m since the competition. The new XTC® Competition will draw on those life-changing experiences while expanding the scope and scale of the mission.

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