Announcements

April 6, 2021

Four Specialized Awards for XTC 2021

Inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the Extreme Tech Challenge supports and showcases innovators that harness the power of technology for the benefit of humankind. Our core seven competition categories include: Healthcare; FinTech; Smart Cities Transport; CleanTech & Energy; Education; AgTech Food & Water; and Enabling Tech. For 2021, however, we are excited to announce the addition of four Specialized Awards given to Finalists who show exemplary innovation highlighting thematic tech issues, promoting diversity, and aligning with current events
March 31, 2021

Extreme Tech Challenge Partners With TechCrunch, Extends Application Deadline, and Announces Four Specialized Awards for its 2021 Global Competition

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has announced a partnership with TechCrunch to host its 2021 Global Finals event. XTC has also introduced four specialized awards -- COVID-19 Innovation Award, Female Founder Award, Ethical AI Award, and Positive Home Award -- to be presented alongside the seven existing category winners and one overall competition winner on July 22, 2021. With increased interest in this year’s startup competition and the expansion of the XTC Global Finals with TechCrunch, the application deadline has been extended to 11:59PM PT on April 25, 2021.
March 26, 2021

Honoring Women: Spotlight Saathi

Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down with Kristin Kagetsu and discussed Saathi, the Healthcare Category Winner for our 2020 competition, to learn more about her experience cofounding a startup and competing in XTC.
March 23, 2021

Honoring Women: Spotlight Genecis

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down with 2020 Female Founders Award winner Luna Yu and discussed her company Genecis, the Cleantech winner for the 2020 competition, to learn more about her experience leading a startup and competing in XTC.
March 15, 2021

Honoring Women Entrepreneurs Working to Build a Better World

The future has never looked brighter for entrepreneurial women involved in technology, and the Extreme Tech Challenge is proud to encourage the inclusion and the ultimate success of women founders in its competitions.
March 5, 2021

XTC FinTech Finalist Rewire Raises $20M To Extend Financial Services

Rewire, a fintech start-up that develops cross-border online banking services tailored for the needs of expatriate workers worldwide, today announced a Series B funding round of USD 20M and a significant line of credit from a leading bank.
March 2, 2021

NXP India launching search for future Technology Wizards on its ‘SiliconSeeds’ platform through an exclusive ‘NXP India Tech Startup Challenge’

To boost the Indian startup ecosystem, NXP India is pleased to launch a unique platform for Startups to showcase their innovations and the opportunity for global visibility and scalability with direct entry as a finalist in multiple tech incubators including the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC).
February 23, 2021

The Imperative To Act Now

By catalyzing Innovation with Entrepreneurship focused exclusively on advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Extreme Tech Challenge is enabling Startup leaders to come forward and be the problem solvers for our planet.
December 17, 2020

Meet the 10 disruptive technologies vying to win UC’s Startup Innovation Challenge

The University of California has selected 10 finalists for its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge, held in partnership with XTC, the world’s largest tech-for-good startup competition.
December 7, 2020

Forbes: Samsung Invites Startups Changing The World For Good To Enter The 2021 Extreme Tech Challenge

The Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing the globe’s most serious challenges. XTC is inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and showcases innovators who are harnessing the power of technology to benefit humankind and make our planet a better place.
November 9, 2020

SVG Ventures Partners with Extreme Tech Challenge for THRIVE Global Initiative

THRIVE Regional Competition winners to receive automatic acceptance as XTC Finalists.
October 26, 2020

75 years of United Nations

The UN officially came into existence on October 24, 1945. After 75 years and during severe challenges, the UN sees more relevance than ever with their recent theme "The future we want, the UN we need".
October 20, 2020

XTC Finalists Selected at Competitions in Brazil, India, and France

In recent weeks, the Extreme Tech Challenge has hosted regional competitions in Brazil, India, and France. At each event, senior investors selected incredible startups that are driving positive change through innovative technologies to become XTC 2021 Finalists.
October 1, 2020

XTC Brazil Competition Shines the Spotlight on Brazilian Startups

StartSe and XTC announced today the launch of “XTC Brazil” to elevate and support Brazilian startups that are building game-changing businesses that drive positive societal impact.
September 24, 2020

XTC 2021 Successfully Completes Regional Competition in Korea

XTC completes the first Regional Competition of the 2021 cycle at the Try Everything Conference in Seoul, Korea. XTC announces global regional events calendar for 2020-2021.
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