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
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. The Extreme Tech Challenge Competition (“Competition”) is organized and operated by Extreme Tech Challenge, a California non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) approval (“XTC”).
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
The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about XTC, what this competition involves, and what is required to participate. If your question isn't answered here please check our dedicated FAQ support page, otherwise don't hesitate to get in touch.
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.
For the current competition, submissions are accepted continuously on the XTC website through 11:59 pm PT on the date shown on this page.
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