Peter Wennink, CEO of ASML told us the creation story of his business - currently the most valuable tech company in Europe - and shared why he believes collaboration is so key for success, and its central role in deep tech venture investment.
The State of European Deep Tech Panel
Nicolas Autret, Partner at Walden Catalyst Ventures led a thought-provoking discussion around the State of Deep Tech in Europe, shedding light on the "new frontier" sectors within deep tech, and a deep-dive by the panel of leaders in the industry; joined by Jean-Francois Bobier, Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group; Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Envoy, Techleap.nl; Teska van Vuren, Partner, DeepTechXL. And moderated by HighTech XL's CEO, John Bell.
An exhibition of deep tech startups, from both Extreme Tech Challenge, and HighTechXL's impressive alumni of startups.
Investor Breakout Session
Victoria Slivkoff, Executive Managing Director of Extreme Tech Challenge introduced the session focusing on AI & Data , Quantum Computing (joined by Ton van' t Noordende, Managing Director, QDNL Participations), Semiconductor & Innovation (with Brian de Bart, CTO System Innovations Team & Venkateswaran Jagannathan, Sr. Director, M&A and Corporate Development, NXP Semiconductors), and TechBio (thank you to Simone Brummelhuis, Fund Director & Partner, Borski Fund, and Guus Frericks, Founder & Managing Partner, DeepTechXL)
Investor Panel: The Landscaping of the GenerativeAI Space
After a quick networking break, we invited to the stage Jooske de Groot (Director of Small & Medium Business - Netherlands, Microsoft), Andy Lurling (Founding Partner, LUMO Labs), Riemer Smink (Managing Partner, FORWARD.one) and Marcel van der Heijden (Partner, Fortino Capital) to share perspectives on the breakthrough intelligence technology. Moderated by Victoria Slivkoff.
Must be a privately-funded startup company working on tech innovations in …See official rules
Finalists and Winners will be selected based on the Judges’ assessment of the following equally-weighted criteria: Tech for good/responsible innovation for a radically better world, product/market fit, product innovation and team. For full details see the link below.See Full Criteria
EXTREME TECH CHALLENGE COMPETITION OFFICIAL RULES
January 31, 2023
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Startup applications across 120+ countries, covering a wide spectrum of tech vertical and funding stages
Venture Capital Funding Raised by XTC Startup Finalists (2015-2023)
VCs and CVCs on the XTC Evaluation Committee, Global Partners
Female Founded finalists
Walden Catalyst Ventures
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XTC is open to worldwide submissions from startup companies for a product or service based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology built by the submitting company.
In general, you must be legally incorporated or registered in your country of origin and not otherwise prohibited from entering. The proposed business should not be in violation of any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patent infringement. You also agree, in exchange for the opportunity to participate in XTC, to grant a non-exclusive license, for no additional consideration, for the use your company’s (and your founders’) name and likeness as a competitor in XTC, in photos, videos, and other media for promotional and commercial use. For more details, please see the Official Rules.
Yes. There are no restrictions on funding received to date.
No. However, you may be responsible for paying for your own travel, accommodations, and other costs to attend competition-related events for which your company qualifies.
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