Right here at TechCrunch, we’re huge followers of startup competitions. From our Additional Crunch Reside Pitch-offs all the way in which as much as the world-famous Disrupt Startup Battlefield, we are able to’t get sufficient of ’em. So we’re hooking up with Extreme Tech Challenge (‘XTC’) to current the Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals, a startup competitors targeted on powering a extra sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and wholesome world.
Excessive Tech Problem is the world’s largest transformative tech startup competitors and discussion board for the leaders of tomorrow to have the ability to unleash their full potential. Final 12 months, the competitors attracted startups from 87 nations, and one third of the XTC 2020 finalists raised greater than $167M mixed in enterprise funding since being chosen.
This 12 months, over 3700 startups utilized from 92 nations throughout XTC’s competitors tracks: Agtech, Meals & Water, Cleantech & Power, Edtech, Enabling Tech, Fintech, Healthtech, and Mobility & Good Cities. Try the 80 Global Finalists that emerged from this aggressive pool. The Class winners and the Particular Awards winners will make it to the International Finals stage.
Be part of the Excessive Tech Problem on 7/22 to fulfill the world’s greatest purpose-driven startups making the world higher by transformative tech. Community with firms, VCs, & founders. Get your free tickets here!
Right this moment, we’re excited to share the agenda of the occasion with you.
Powering the Future Through Transformative Tech
with Younger Sohn (Younger Sohn (XTC Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, HARMAN Worldwide, and former Samsung Company President and Chief Technique Officer), Invoice Tai (XTC Co-Founder, Companion Emeritus, Charles River Ventures), and Beth Bechdol (Deputy Director-Common, United Nations Meals and Agriculture Group)
What are the breakthrough tech improvements remodeling industries to construct a radically higher world? How can enterprise, authorities, philanthropy, and the startup group come collectively to create a greater tomorrow? Hear from these trade veterans and thought leaders about how know-how cannot solely form the longer term, but in addition the place the largest alternatives lie, together with some thrilling information about XTC and the United Nations Meals and Agriculture Group.
with Shilpi Kumar (City Us), Jenny Rooke (Genoa Ventures), and Albert Wenger (Union Sq. Ventures)
Sustainability is the important thing to our planet’s future and our survival, but it surely’s additionally going to be extremely profitable and a significant piece of our world economic system. Hear from these seasoned buyers and founders how VCs and startups alike are fascinated by greentech and the way that can evolve within the coming years.
The rationale we’re all right here – the XTC Class and Particular Awards Winners get their probability to pitch their transformative tech concepts to a panel of knowledgeable judges and listen to their suggestions. XTC is a world platform that connects distinctive purpose-driven startups with a community of buyers, firms, and mentors to assist them increase capital, launch company collaborations, and scale their world-changing startups.
with Leon Farrant (Inexperienced Li-ion), Matanya Horowitz (AMP Robotics), and Elizabeth Gilligan (Materials Evolution)
In keeping with the EPA, the U.S. alone produces 292.4 million tons of waste a 12 months. Can know-how assist this huge – and rising – situation? Leon Farrant (Inexperienced Li-Ion), Matanya Horowitz (AMP Robotics), and Elizabeth Gilligan (Materials Evolution) will talk about their corporations’ distinctive approaches to coping with the issue.
The rationale we’re all right here – the XTC Class and Particular Awards Winners get their probability to pitch their transformative tech concepts to a panel of knowledgeable judges and listen to their suggestions, on this second and ultimate spherical.
Cutting Out Carbon Emitters with Bioengineering
with Aaron Nesser (AlgiKnit), Jennifer Holmgren (LanzaTech) and Patricia Bubner (Orbillion Bio)
Bioengineering might quickly present compelling, low-carbon options in industries the place even the very best strategies produce important emissions. By using pure and engineered organic processes, we might quickly have low-carbon textiles from Algiknit, lab-grown premium meats from Orbillion, and fuels captured from waste emissions through LanzaTech. Leaders from these corporations will be part of our panel to speak about how bioengineering can do its half within the battle towards local weather change.
The judging panel will crown the worldwide winner of Excessive Tech Problem 2021 and in addition announce the winner of the Feminine Founder Award.
Be part of hundreds of buyers, company executives, startups, and policymakers to community through video chat.
Be part of the Extreme Tech Challenge on July 22 to fulfill the world’s greatest purpose-driven startups making the world higher by transformative tech. Community with firms, VCs, & founders. Get your free tickets here!