The XTC Startup Competitions @ CES are back for 2023!
Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges, is back at CES, the most influential tech event in the world. We’re bringing our mission to empower tech startups with a positive social and environmental impact to the global stage for innovation – in Las Vegas!
Since 2015, XTC finalists have raised $3.4B thanks to the support from leading corporations, venture capital investors, foundations, policymakers, universities, startup ecosystem builders, and tech conferences.
Excitingly, we will be back at CES in 2023, joined by the top eight entrepreneurs from four different verticals: Digital Health, Fintech, Sustainable Smart Cities, and Web3. These startups, chosen from hundreds of applications from more than 40 countries, will be pitching their innovations live on stage.
“We are delighted to bring Extreme Tech Challenge back to CES, accelerating the path to innovation and helping ideas get to where they need to go, faster. Change cannot happen in isolation. The XTC pairs creativity with innovation, bringing tech for good to the global stage. For our entrepreneurs, the event is an opportunity to raise capital, network with global leaders, and access world-class mentorship to help them pioneer technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges.”
Young Sohn, Co-Founder of Extreme Tech Challenge, Founding Managing Director of Walden Catalyst Ventures, and Chairman of the Board at HARMAN International.
Exposure on such an influential global stage will give all thirty-two entrepreneurs access to corporate executives, VCs and more attending CES alongside the potential for investment and corporate strategic partnership. Extreme Tech Challenge is extremely proud to be able to facilitate these opportunities through XTC Startup Competitions @ CES 2023!
Pitch Days at CES
Our thirty-two entrepreneurs will be pitching live on stage January 5-6, 2023 at CES in Las Vegas. Each session will kick off with a keynote speaker, followed by the entrepreneur pitches and then the announcement of the winner!
Thursday, January 5 (16:30-17:30 PST) – Digital Health and Fintech
Friday, January 6 (11:00-12:00 PST) – Sustainable Smart Cities and Web3
The pitches will be judged by Young Sohn and Bill Tai (Co-Founder, Extreme Tech Challenge, Partner Emeritus Charles River Ventures; Angel Investor;) as well as top industry leaders based on the following equally-weighted evaluation criteria:
Team Product Innovation
Product / Market Fit
Tech For Good / Responsible Innovation for a Radically Better World