24th May, 2022
Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) and CoinDesk announce the Finalists of the Web 3 Pitch Fest: the inaugural, global Web 3 Pitch Fest as part of the Consensus Festival on Saturday June 11, 2022. This first-of-its-kind global competition aims to provide a platform for powering the many massively innovative projects and communities that are driving Web3 worldwide.
The Top 8 Finalists are:
Bill Tai – Legendary Venture Capitalist and Co-Founder of Extreme Tech Challenge
“I’m incredibly impressed at the number and the quality of applications to our inaugural XTC WEB3 pitch fest. The transition from Web2 to WEB3 is foundational – you can see how game changing it is going to be through the eyes of the brilliant entrepreneurs in our contest, totally focused on driving it. I’m so glad we can be a catalyst for this group!”
Michael Casey – Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk
“We were blown away by the number and quality of exciting submissions to this inaugural Web3 PitchFest. Whittling them down to the final eight was a tough choice for the evaluators, but this impressive array of finalists fits with Consensus’s status as the most important gathering of crypto innovators building the future.”
Round Two Evaluators narrowed a field to the top 8 teams to pitch at Consensus.
Round One Evaluators narrowed a field of strong teams to the top 30. Evaluators included:
Top 8 Finalists receive:
3 Winners + Wild Card project receive:
The iconic crypto and blockchain event of the year since 2015, Consensus has gathered all sides of the crypto industry as it has grown from a clique of visionary founders to encompass every aspect of mainstream society. Curated & produced by CoinDesk, the most influential platform for media, events, data & indices, Consensus is the only event showcasing and celebrating all sides of the blockchain industry – NFTs, Web3, DeFi, Regulation, Investing, and the Metaverse – and their wide-reaching effect on commerce, culture, and communities. Consensus invites developers, creators, policymakers, executives, and academics from a wide array of projects to come together for the most influential event of the year.
CoinDesk, a media, events, data, and indices company, is the most influential, trusted platform for the global crypto ecosystem. Founded in 2013, the CoinDesk Media platform provides millions of consumers interested in cryptocurrency assets and blockchain technology with news and insights, podcasts, live streaming TV shows, and research reports. CoinDesk Indices are the industry standard for institutional single and multi-asset benchmarks for crypto assets. The flagship CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) has been in operation continuously since 2014. Consensus is the iconic crypto and blockchain festival of the year. CoinDesk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, one of the largest privately-held investment companies in the crypto industry whose mission is to accelerate the development of a better financial system.
About Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)
Extreme Tech Challenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to empower startups creating new tech innovations to address global challenges. It is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for purpose-driven technology inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Extreme Tech Challenge™ competition is supported by leading corporations, venture capital investors, foundations, policymakers, universities and tech conferences to give exceptional startups the potential for global visibility, the opportunity to raise capital, the ability to network with global leaders, and access to world-class mentorship to help them pioneer technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges. A complete list of XTC partners and how to join can be found at www.extremetechchallenge.org.
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