Announcements

May 18, 2022

Extreme Tech Challenge Announces Category and Special Awards Winners Headed To Global Finals

PALO ALTO, Calif.-- Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, announced today 10 Category Winners and 2 Special Award Winners selected to compete at the XTC 2022 Global Finals presented by TechCrunch on June 14, 2022. Due to the incredible applicant pool this year, 10 Category Runner Ups will also be invited to present their pre-recorded pitch on the Global Finals stage. 
May 10, 2022

Can tech solve the global education crisis?

XTC and UNICEF shortlist 10 education tech start-up companies with the potential to improve learning outcomes for 100 million children globally.
May 9, 2022

Extreme Tech Challenge Announces Finalists to Global Startup Competition

XTC announces 106 startup finalists from almost 100 countries who are invited to participate in a virtual XTC Bootcamp this month with the opportunity to qualify for the the 2022 Global Finals presented in partnership with TechCrunch on June 14, 2022.
April 4, 2022

XTC Singapore Regional Competition Recap

Learn more about the XTC Singapore 2022 regional competition and meet the winners.
April 4, 2022

XTC Netherlands Regional Competition Recap

Learn more about the XTC Netherlands/Belgium 2022 regional competition and meet the winners.
March 29, 2022

Join the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs Building a Decentralized Future

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) and CoinDesk have joined forces to launch the inaugural, global Web 3 Pitch Fest as part of the Consensus Festival in June. This first-of-its-kind global competition aims to provide a platform for the massively innovative Web3 projects and communities worldwide.
March 14, 2022

NXP Supports Start-Ups with Extreme Tech Challenge

Read more about how partners NXP and LUMO Labs support XTC.
March 1, 2022

UNICEF and Extreme Tech Challenge Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance the Future of Learning

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are proud to announce the creation of the UNICEF EdTech Award as a special award in the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 competition.
February 17, 2022

Extreme Tech Challenge Launches a New Regional Competition in Norway

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition, is partnering with Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry to bring XTC to Norway for the first time!
February 14, 2022

NXP Supports Start-Ups with Extreme Tech Challenge

For NXP, partnering with innovative startups and helping them accelerate and become the next big thing has numerous benefits.
February 14, 2022

XTC 2021 Cleantech Category Winner Mining and Process Solutions announces $150 million partnership and acquisition

Draslovka announced the completion of the acquisition of XTC 2021 Cleantech Category Winner Mining & Process Solutions (“MPS”), a business that owns the exclusive rights to the Glycine Leaching process, an environmentally benign hydrometallurgical process to leach base and precious metal oxide, mixed oxide and sulphide ores.
February 1, 2022

XTC Celebrates Black History Month and Ever Growing Diversity

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is a firm believer that diversity strengthens innovation. As the world’s largest platform for purpose-driven startups across ten tech verticals with activities in about 100 countries, diversity and inclusion has been in our DNA since our inception.
January 19, 2022

Decisive, Sangha, and the University of Zurich are partnering to bring XTC to Switzerland

This new Switzerland regional competition pitch event will be held on March 17, 2022. Tech Startups founded or co-founded by Swiss entrepreneurs are invited to apply to this new regional competition by Feb 4, 2022.
January 17, 2022

Entrepreneur Pays It Forward to Teachers with TOMI

This episode of the Extreme Tech Innovators podcast series features a conversation with Juan Manuel Lopera Aristizabal, CEO and Founder of TOMi Digital of Medellín, Colombia, winner of the Education Technology category of Extreme Tech Challenge 2020.
January 14, 2022

XTC is Hiring! Strategic Program Manager

As the Strategic Program Manager, you are a strategic thinker and operational doer. Critical to your success is the ability to flex across initiatives and build effective bridges/alignment through strong partnerships, decision-making, and communication.
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