August 28th, 2018

OWC Supporting Extreme Tech Challenge 2019

Entrepreneurial competition features startups from around the world.

August 28th, 2018. OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced it will serve as the Official Data Storage Provider and sponsor the Sustainability Vertical for the fifth iteration of ACTAI Global’s Extreme Tech Challenge. The four-stage global entrepreneurial competition will culminate on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in April, 2019.

The deadline to enter the Extreme Tech Challenge 2019 is September 21, 2018, after which the competition will unfold over four stages, each stage giving entrants global exposure and access to top entrepreneurs, tech pioneers and key investors. XTC 2019 will announce the Top 25 contestants during the XTC 2018 Finals, scheduled to take place October 19, 2018 during ACTAI Global’s Necker Island Week. XTC 2019 contestants will receive support throughout their campaign process, and will have the opportunity to publicly pitch their venture at CES in Las Vegas in January.

Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO of OWC and XTC 2019 Vertical Judge, said “OWC’s dedication to sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically.” He continued “Our outlook is to the long term in everything we do, and the Sustainability Vertical is a logical fit for our mission. We’re looking forward to experiencing the ideas brought to the competition this year.”

Previous XTC competitions have showcased rising startups such as Canva, Sphero, Wanderu, Doctor on Demand, and Bloomlife. The 2018 XTC Finalists are The Revl Arc, Power Ledger and Owlet.

Sign up for XTC 2019 now!

About OWC
Since 1988, OWC has been about possibilities. We’re dedicated to helping tech enthusiasts and industry professionals do more and reach higher. Our trusted storage, connectivity, software and expansion solutions enable creative professionals, producers, educators and government entities to get the most out of their technology investments, protect valuable digital assets and expand their hardware’s capabilities to keep up with the demands and evolution of their work. OWC features an award-winning technical support team that is on hand 24/7 as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step installation and support videos. In everything we do at OWC, we believe in making a better world where technology inspires imagination and everything is possible.

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