Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for purpose-driven technology inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has been a founding corporate partner of XTC since 2019.
This summer, we are together launching the inaugural Harman-XTC Startup Challenge seeking new ventures that have developed breakthrough innovations that will impact-for-good tomorrow’s entertainment, consumer and mobility experiences including
Applications are now open here until August 19, 2022.
All entries will go through the respected XTC evaluation process as in our annual challenge, with finalists invited to present at the Harman Technology Forum, a major annual gathering of over 250 corporate technology leaders and hundreds of others to be held on September 28, 2022 at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The top teams will represent the world’s most innovative projects/startups in consumer, entertainment and mobility experiences. Top 8 Finalists will gain exclusive access to XTC’s global innovation & investor community, receive broad media coverage in both Harman and XTC’s media channels, as well as free admission to the full program of the Harman Technology Forum, and the 3 winners will gain an opportunity to brief a Harman technology committee on their innovations.
|July 7||Launch of the Harman-XTC Challenge|
|August 19||Application Deadline|
|Aug 22 – Sept 4||Application Evaluation|
|September 5||Inform Top 8 to come to Vegas|
|September 28||Present at Harman Technology Forum and announcement of winners|
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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). XTC 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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