Extreme Tech Challenge Partners with SOSV for Climate Tech Summit

XTC is partnering with SOSV to bring a startup competition for early stage companies, focused on Carbon Removal & Capture to the virtual, live SOSV Climate Tech Summit this year

🌎  Climate tech startups play a vital role in the global fight against climate change


Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), in partnership with the multi-stage venture firm SOSV, are thrilled to offer a Startup Innovation Challenge focused on Carbon Removal and Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS), as part of the upcoming SOSV Climate Tech Summit, September 26-27, 2023.

It is free, open to all, and promises 5,000 attendees; predominantly investors, founders, technologists and researchers. We are eagerly anticipating bringing the world’s largest startup competition to the virtual stage at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit!

“We’re excited to be joining hands with the SOSV Climate Tech Summit to find and recognize founders pushing the boundaries of carbon removal technologies. By bringing our communities together at this event, I look forward to fostering meaningful engagements between investors and entrepreneurs to accelerate scalable innovations poised to make a big impact.”

Victoria Slivkoff, Executive Managing Director, Extreme Tech Challenge.

Interested in the challenge? Startups can apply here.

The challenge is open to all early-stage startups, anywhere in the world, that are series A or earlier.

The deadline to apply is July 28, 2023; selected finalists will pitch live at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit on September 26, 2023. Extreme Tech Challenge and SOSV will announce the winner the following day.


“Extreme Tech Challenge has a great track record running compelling startup competitions, and we are excited to collaborate with them on their next Startup Challenge, which focuses on early-stage startups delivering carbon removal technologies. This challenge will feature as part of the SOSV Climate Tech Summit, where we hope the founders will discover great investors and future colleagues.”

Ben Joffe, Partner at SOSV & Co-curator of SOSV Climate Tech Summit


The SOSV Climate Tech Summit will include two days of main-stage sessions featuring noted investors and founders in climate technology, as well as breakout sessions with more than 20 major climate investors, and an invitation-only Matchup between VCs and founders.

Applicants to the challenge will also be able to apply to the Summit’s Matchup event, which attracted over 500 investors in 2022. 

Key Dates:
Application Deadline:

July 28Apply here

Finalists Live Pitch:

Selected finalists will pitch live online on September 26, 2023.

Winner Announcement:

The winner will be announced live on the SOSV Climate Tech Summit main virtual stage, in New York City on September 27, 2023.

📅  Get your application in now! You have until July 28, 2023.



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