It’s not too late to experience a global-scale epic pitching match. Today is the Global Finals of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC).
The Global Finals of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) begin today, July 22nd, at 9:00 a.m. (PT). Register for free to gain immediate access and see seven incredible entrepreneurs tackle some of the world’s most difficult social and environmental concerns.
The day will also feature a keynote lecture by Beth Bechdel, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) deputy director-general, as well as five-panel discussions on topics ranging from powering renewable energy businesses to becoming green. Here are a couple of examples, and be sure to look through the event agenda to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Young Sohn, Chairman of the Board at HARMAN International and founding Managing Partner at Walden Catalyst, and Bill Tai, Partner Emeritus at Charles River Ventures, join XTC’s co-founders Young Sohn, Chairman of the Board at HARMAN International and founding Managing Partner at Walden Catalyst, to dive into the breakthrough tech innovations that are transforming industries to build a radically better world. How can business, government, philanthropy, and the startup community collaborate to make the future a better place? Hear from these industry experts and thought leaders on how technology can not just impact the future, but also where the biggest possibilities are, as well as some exciting news about XTC and the United Nations’ FAO.
Bioengineering to Reduce Carbon Emissions: In industries where even the best methods produce large emissions, bioengineering may soon give attractive, low-carbon alternatives. We may soon have low-carbon fabrics from Algiknit, lab-grown luxury meats from Orbillion, and fuels recovered from waste emissions via LanzaTech thanks to natural and artificial biological processes. Leaders from these firms will participate in our discussion to discuss how bioengineering may help combat climate change.
The pitch competition is, of course, the primary event. More than 3,700 companies submitted applications, and these are the seven finalists who will vie for the title of XTC 2021 winner for the final time.
- AgTech & FoodTech: Zero Waste
- Mining and Process Solutions in CleanTech and Energy
- Dot Inc. Enabling Tech: Testmaster EdTech: Testmaster EdTech: Testmaster EdTech: Testmaster EdTech: Testmaster EdTech: Test
- Hillridge Technology is a fintech company.
- Genetika+ is a health-tech company.
- Fotokite on Mobility and Smart Cities
The eminent judges will also unveil the winners of the COVID-19 Innovation award, the Female Founder award, the Ethical AI award, and the People’s Choice award, in addition to the XTC 2021 winner.