XTC is hosting a regional competition that culminates at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin on December 12. Ten startups will be selected to present to a panel of leading VCs on December 11 in Berlin. On December 12, three winners will be recognized on the main stage of Disrupt Berlin in front of 3000 technology leaders including 250 VCs and 200 journalists. These startups will also become XTC Finalists and be invited to connect with XTC Partners (Samsung, Ford, SVB, Cisco, etc.) and possibly pitch Young Sohn, Corporate President & CSO of Samsung Electronics, and Tim Draper, founder at DFJ & Draper Associates at XTC Global Finals.


Application Deadline

Nov. 29

Top 10 Announced

Dec. 6

Top 10 Pitch to Leading Venture Capitalists in Berlin

Dec. 11

Top 3 Announced on Stage at Disrupt Berlin

Dec. 12

Top 10 Startups

  • Pitch to Leading Venture Capitalists including Samsung Catalyst Fund and Deutsch Telecom T-Labs

Top 3 Startups

  • Be recognized on the main stage of Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin
  • Receive an invitation to the Finals Bootcamp in 2020
  • Get introduced to leading VCs
  • Connect with corporate executives from XTC Partner Companies


Any Startup* *A founder must be present in Berlin for the Top 10 pitch on 12/11 after being notified on 12/6. Travel costs are the responsibility of the applicant.