The Extreme Tech Challenge and TechCrunch have partnered 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. The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals presented by TechCrunch is the culmination of XTC 2021's year-long competition which received over 3,700 startup applications across 92 countries.
Watch the winners, selected from thousands of applications, across the seven competition categories - AgTech, Food & Water, Cleantech & Energy, Education, Enabling Technologies, FinTech, Healthcare, Transportation & Smart Cities - pitch to a panel of leading investors.
Find out which startups will win the XTC 2021 Special Awards: Covid-19 Innovation Impact, Female Founder, Ethical AI, and Positive Home. Watch the judges, along with a celebrity guest, name XTC 2021's overall winner and hear what's in store for next year.
Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest startup ecosystem for powering a better world via purpose-driven innovation and technology inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through its global startup competition, XTC provides top contenders the potential for global visibility, capital raising, corporate collaborations, and world-class mentorship to enable these startups to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future.
The XTC ecosystem is supported by leading corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, foundations and changemakers working together to create a better world. XTC is active across 6 continents in 90+ countries. In 2021, XTC 2020 finalists raised over $120 Million combined in new funding since their selection. To learn more, visit https://extremetechchallenge.org/