As the world’s largest platform for purpose-driven startups, Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is a firm believer that diversity strengthens innovation. With a global footprint across 120+ countries and multiple technology verticals, diversity and inclusion have been in our DNA since inception.
We are committed to representing the most diverse group of companies possible, reflecting our global presence, and black startups play a crucial role in that goal.
Salubata 2021 XTC Cleantech Finalist, founded by CEO, Fela Buyi is using their technology of modular shoes made from old plastic bottles infused with air bubbles as part of their mission to invent lifestyle technologies that help people and the planet.
Avion, 2022 XTC Mobility Finalist, designs, builds and operates autonomous drones to deliver vital medical supplies to remote areas.
OOtify, 2022 XTC Digital Health Finalist, is a clinically-rooted mental health hub powered by interactive gamification on web3. “We solve the navigation and utilization issues in mental healthcare.” explains Chief Operating Officer, Berké Brown
New Frontier Aerospace are the 2022 XTC Mobility Category RUNNER-UP WINNER. Founder and CEO, Bill Bruner recently announced a strategic partnership with Qosmosys Pte. Ltd of Singapore to supply the ZeusX spacecraft lunar lander’s propulsion sub-system based on its revolutionary Mjolnir engine.
Dingolé, XTC Finalist 2023, are re-imagining music learning for seniors to support healthy aging.
Elevian, 2019 XTC Digital Health Finalist, are researching regenerative medicines to treat and prevent age-related diseases.
Spare, Fintech Finalist in XTC@CES 2023 offer a convenient, easy to use, free way to withdraw cash from various digital wallets and other sources, anywhere and anytime, clarifies founder and CEO, D’ontra Hughes.
Lentera Africa 2021 XTC Agtech & Food Finalist, founded by CEO, Moses Kimani, is an agriculture technology company that uses a mobile platform to avail to farmers climate smart inputs such as organic fertilizer and digital farm advisory services.
Givepact’s Web3 Pitchfest at Consensus 2022 WINNER’s technology helps nonprofits accept crypto donations, and create a smart contract that distributes the transaction fees generated from donations back into a metaverse economy.
Neural Labs Africa Digital Health Finalist in XTC@CES 2023 is using AI-enabled medical imaging to facilitate real-time diagnosis of various respiratory, heart and breast diseases and pathologies.
Afrilearn, 2022 XTC Edtech Finalist, co-founded by Isaac Oladipupo and Gabriel Olatunji-Legend teaches kids to code using their app technology, offering special discounts during summer break and school holidays.
Mzuri, Fintech Finalist in XTC@CES 2023, describes their mission to help small businesses in Africa to structure their business operations and prepare themselves for funding from formal financial institutions.
MicroFuse Technologies RUNNER-UP WINNER in the 2022 XTC Biotech/Medical Category, is developing new products and services to push the boundaries of healthcare technology in the developing world.
We are actively seeking more black-owned purpose-driven startups ready to change the world. Join XTC for access to global visibility, corporate collaborations, ability to raise capital and world class mentorship.
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