PALO ALTO, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – June 4, 2021–
Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest goal-driven innovation startup competition, today announces 80 finalist startups from 24 countries across 6 continents who are invited to participate in a virtual XTC Bootcamp this month here with the possibility of qualifying for the 2021 Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals presented by TechCrunch July 22, 2021.
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XTC 2021 Global Finalists Announced (Graphic: Business Wire)
the XTC 2021 Global Finals presented by TechCrunch is free, open to the public, and will be held virtually on July 22, 2021. Register for the event to find out which startup is crowned Global Winner of the XTC 2021 and to find out more about what awaits us for the next 2022 competition.
The contest evaluators narrowed down a field of more than 3,700 applicants from 92 countries creating tech startups that meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). XTC participants compete in seven categories including Agtech, Food & Water; clean technologies and energy; Education; Enabling technologies; Fintech; Health care; and transport and smart cities. This year, XTC startups will also compete for one of three special prizes: the Covid-19 Innovation Award, the Female Founders Award and the Ethical AI Award.
âWe are incredibly proud of this year’s XTC 2021 finalists who have stepped forward with incredible new technological innovations, precisely at a time when we face such global challenges,â said Young Sohn, co-founder of Extreme Tech. Challenge, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HARMAN International and Former Corporate Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics. âFrom solar bioengineering and carbon sequestration, to hyperspectral imagery of the Earth and environmental mapping, to autonomous exoskeletons that allow people with disabilities to walk, these entrepreneurs demonstrate talent and inspiring dynamism that our competition seeks to strengthen. “
All finalists will participate in the Virtual XTC Bootcamp, an intensive week-long mentoring program that prepares them for the Category Finals pitch competition in late June, followed by the Global Finals in July. The public is invited to watch the 80 finalists present in their categories from June 21 to 30, with details to be published closer to the date on the Extreme Tech Challenge website.
This year, the public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist startup. The People’s Choice Award winner will take a coveted spot and join the category winners and special prizes winner to present to the XTC 2021 Global Finals presented by TechCrunch, competing for the crown of the XTC 2021 Global Winner.
The event will feature world-class executives and investors including XTC Co-Founders Young Sohn and Bill Tai, Partner Emeritus of Charles River Ventures, Regina Dugan, President and CEO of Wellcome Leap and Former Director the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Lars Reger, CTO and Executive Vice President, NXP Semiconductors; Jerry Yang, Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures and Co-Founder and Former CEO, Yahoo !, and Michael Zeisser, Managing Partner, FMZ Ventures.
the Global Finalists of the Extreme Tech Challenge 2021 are listed below:
Agtech, Food & Water:
Crust group (Singapore)
Food locker (Nigeria)
Lentera Africa (Kenya)
The Live Green Co. (Chile)
After harvest (Australia)
Security net (UK)
Solubio Tecnologias AgrÃcola (Brazil)
Sophie’s bionutrients (Singapore)
Takachar (UNITED STATES)
This fish (Canada)
No waste (Israel)
Clean technologies and energy:
Power of Apollo (Israel)
AweXome Ray (Korea)
Bondi Bio (Australia)
EH Group Engineering (Switzerland)
Mining and processing solutions (Australia)
Pellet MÃ©xico BioenergÃa (Mexico)
Planet protection packaging (Australia)
Equal reality (UNITED STATES)
Education of the senses (Israel)
Training of test masters (Israel / Nigeria)
Thinkerbell Laboratories (India)
Multi-Nano Sense (India)
Pixxel Space (India)
Azul expedition (Mexico)
Hillridge Technology (Australia)
Jenny life (UNITED STATES)
3 billions (Korea)
Astra Algoritmos (Mexico)
Braizon Therapeutics (Japan)
CLEW Medical (Israel)
Curies (UNITED STATES)
Genetics + (Israel)
Margo Health (UNITED STATES)
Nanomedical technologies (Israel)
NAVi MedTech (Australia)
PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi (Indonesia)
PhagoMed Biopharma (Austria)
Xiresta (UNITED STATES)
Transport and smart cities:
Grinntech Motors (India)
Phoenix Mobility (France)
Spongy robotics (UNITED STATES)
Roll the world (UNITED STATES)
About Extreme Tech Challenge
Extreme Tech Challenge is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public benefit company whose mission is to empower startups to create new technological innovations to meet global challenges. It’s the world’s largest ecosystem and a goal-driven technology competition inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Extreme Tech Challenge â¢ competition is supported by leading companies, venture capitalists, foundations, policy makers, academia and tech conferences to give outstanding startups the potential for global visibility, opportunity to raise capital, the ability to network with global leaders, and access to world-class mentorship to help them launch technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges. A complete list of XTC partners and how to register is available at www.extremetechchallenge.org.
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