XTC Celebrates Black History Month and Ever Growing Diversity
Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is a firm believer that diversity strengthens innovation. As the world’s largest platform for purpose-driven startups across ten tech verticals with activities in about 100 countries, diversity and inclusion has been in our DNA since our inception.
Since we have always had a global presence, we want to make sure we are representing the most diverse group of companies possible, and black startups play a crucial role in that goal.
Here’s what some of our Black startup founders are saying:
“XTC 2021 was amazing. We had the opportunity to learn how to pitch to investors, partners and large corporations as well as [give that] ‘WOW’ [factor]. We also got a fantastic investor introduction that we’re super excited about.”
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. Apply by March 15, 2022.
Check out some of our fantastic Black-owned XTC startups:
FoodLocker – a production management and market access platform that meets the farm produce needs of large buyers by supporting smallholder farmers with access to demand awareness, input, credit and expertise.
Lentera Africa – a farming technology company that provides farmers with climate smart inputs, satellite enabled crop health advice and market linkages. It purchases and processes farmer produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables for local and export markets and aromatic herbs to make essential oils.
Salubata – a shoe company specializing in sustainable materials made from recycled plastic and plastic waste.