PALO ALTO, Calif.– Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, announced today 10 Category Winners and 2 Special Award Winners selected to compete at the XTC 2022 Global Finals presented by TechCrunch on June 14, 2022. Due to the incredible applicant pool this year, 10 Category Runners Up will also be invited to present their pre-recorded pitch on the Global Finals stage.
Category finalists competed across 10 fields including Advanced Materials; AgTech & Food; Biotech & Medical Devices; Cleantech, Energy & Environment; Digital Health; EdTech; Enabling Tech; Fintech; Mobility; and Sustainable Smart Cities.
The Category Winners Include:
XTC Special Awards Winners Include:
The Category Runners Up Include:
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Competition evaluators narrowed a field of nearly 2,000 applicants from almost 100 countries building tech startups that are working to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ten XTC Category Winners will share the stage at the Global Finals event alongside three Special Award winners including the winners of the Female Founder Award, People’s Choice Award, Web3 Award, and UNICEF EdTech Award.
Young Sohn, Founding Managing Partner of Walden Catalyst Ventures, Former Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics and Co-Founder of Extreme Tech Challenge says, “I’m thrilled to see another cohort of groundbreaking companies that aim to truly transform their industries for the better. Creativity and innovation are key in paving a more sustainable future and I know that’s what investors are looking for, too. I look forward to showcasing these exceptional startups at the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals at TechCrunch Sessions: Climate.”
XTC Co-Founder and Legendary Venture Capitalist Bill Tai states, “Building market value these days is about building community, and that’s exactly what Extreme Tech Challenge does for its finalists. The community we have built, that they are now part of, is a fabric of supporters that has proven to help teams grow skills, provide a sounding board of high quality peers and mentors, as well as investors to provide fuel for their journeys.”
About Extreme Tech Challenge
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).
The Extreme Tech Challenge™ competition 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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