Enabling Collaboration between Startups and Global Corporations

Solving World Challenges with Innovation and Partnership

  • Increased urbanization
  • Lack of clean environment, water and food
  • Climate change
  • Poor education and training
  • Gender inequality

Empowering Startups to Innovate in 7 Key Categories inspired by the 17 SDGs

  • AgTech, Food, & Water
  • Cleantech & Energy
  • Education
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Fintech
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation & Smart Cities

Become a partner in 3 easy steps

1. Registration

Complete the registration form.

2. Agreement

XTC will contact you to guide you through the membership process:

  • Agreement and annual membership fee details will be sent to you for review and signature.
  • Upon signature, an exchange of collateral from both parties will occur.

3. Engagement

Ongoing collaboration and mutual support for XTC activities

For questions, please contact us.


  • Contribute $50K annual sponsorship
  • Leverage co-marketing for network effect
  • Drive high-quality submissions


  • Invest in purpose-driven opportunities
  • Accelerate innovation potential
  • Elevate your brand impact

Get Started

For more information about the XTC partner program, please contact us.

About the Competition

What is the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)?

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is a global start-up competition to discover and support new technologies and innovations to solve the world's most extreme problems. The United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals serve as a framework for the global challenges that XTC will address through the competition.

Why does XTC use the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a foundation for XTC 2020?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future. XTC uses these goals as a foundation to surface the most ambitious, impactful products or services that will make an impact on humanity and our world.

What are the United Nations’ 17 Sustainability Goals?

Reduce Inequalities; Climate Action; Gender Equality; No Poverty; Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economy Growth; Life Below Water; Quality Education; Life On Land; Responsible Production and Consumption; Good Health and Well-Being; Clean Water and Sanitation; Partnerships for the Goals; Sustainable Cities and Communities; and Zero Hunger.