July 27th, 2017


Are you thinking about applying for the Extreme Tech Challenge? The 4th XTC competition is well under way, and applications are closing soon. Check out our list of the Top 10 Reasons to apply, and embark on the Ultimate Startup Adventure today.

  1. Gain unprecedented access to key investors
  2. Scale your business rapidly
  3. Get the chance to form strategic partnerships
  4. Gain experience and assets that “money can’t buy”
  5. Pitch live on stage at CES, the world’s largest technology tradeshow
  6. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to pitch on Necker Island in front of a judging panel, spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson
  7. Expose your business to a global audience
  8. Receive widespread public recognition
  9. Gain access to a high caliber community with movers and shakers across various industries
  10. Hang out with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, lemurs, flamingos, turtles and lots of like-minded people on Necker Island and at other XTC related events


Still not convinced? Here’s what our XTC 2017 Winner, Tobin Fisher, had to say about the competition:

“Winning the Extreme Tech Challenge has resulted in tremendous public recognition. It opened a number of doors to investments and to partners. Running a business is ultimately all about the people.”
Tobin Fisher, Vantage Robotics

and XTC 2015 Finalist Polina Raygorodskaya;

Being a part of the Extreme Tech Challenge allowed us to present our product directly to some of the biggest names in the tech industry and gather valuable feedback that helped us shape the next steps in the development of Wanderu. We also used the opportunity to garner high-quality media coverage which, in turn, brought many new users to the Wanderu platform. Most importantly, though, Sir Richard Branson’s own favorable comments about our product helped establish Wanderu as a powerful brand within the travel field.”
Polina Raygorodskaya, Wanderu

It’s not too late to apply for the Extreme Tech Challenge. Applications are open until August 15th. Apply today and you could be heading to Necker Island in just six months.

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Submission deadline is August 31st, 2017.

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