Tech Crunch is partnering with the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) on July 22nd to “showcase the startups, investors, and corporations from around the globe that are working to address some of the world’s most extreme challenges like climate change, economic inequality, and Covid-19.” This year there are four special awards that will be given out: Covid-19 Innovation Impact, Female Founder, Ethical AI, and Positive Home. An overall winner will also be recognized.
XTC received over 3,700 applications in the year-long competition from the categories of AgTech, Food & Water, Cleantech & Energy, Education, Enabling Technologies, FinTech, Healthcare, and Transportation & Smart Cities. Top applicants have been chosen and will pitch to investors during the Global Finals on July 22nd.
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About the Extreme Tech Challenge:
The Extreme Tech ChallengeSM (XTC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to elevating the next-generation of entrepreneurs creating new technologies and innovations to benefit humankind.
Inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the XTC supports and showcases the innovators harnessing the power of technology to address the greatest challenges facing humanity and our planet. Through its global startup competition, XTC provides top contenders the potential for global visibility, the ability to raise capital, network with global entities (corporations, VCs, partners), and gain mentorship opportunities they need to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future.