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The Extreme Tech ChallengeSM (XTC) is a nonprofit devoted to promoting education and science through its global startup competition. This competition is designed to elevate the next-generation of entrepreneurs creating new technologies and innovations to benefit humankind. Inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, XTC supports and showcases the innovators harnessing the power of technology to address the greatest challenges facing humanity and our planet. XTC provides top contenders the funding, strategic partnerships, and mentorship they need to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future.


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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