Deep Tech Connect: A Deep Tech Innovation Forum

June 28, 2023
A full day event featuring thought leaders in Deep Tech as well as startup pitches, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities.
Ban-Ki Moon
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

XTC is the world’s largest social innovation startup competition [and] is an incredibly fitting forum for the leaders of tomorrow to be able to unleash their potential. 

Shankar Chandran
Partner at Walden Catalyst Ventures

We live in extraordinary times, but they are also times of great hope. As a global startup, you have to think about how the world is changing today... If you are a startup, you need to think about how you can ride these waves of change...

David Johnson
Managing Director, Intel Capital

I encourage startup CEOs to look not just for corporate investors, but for good corporate investors. As a startup, you want access to capital as well as to investors who can help you with follow-on rounds, with hiring, and with access to management talent.


Finals committee
Nicolas Autret

Walden Catalyst Ventures

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