September 9th, 2018

XTC Announces Joy Ventures as 2019 Neuro-Wellness Sponsor

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is proud to add Joy Ventures to the 2019 XTC Sponsorship Series. Joy Ventures, based in Herzliya, Israel, is a visionary investment firm that supports entrepreneurs and startups who are developing innovative consumer products for emotional wellbeing. Joy Ventures aims to advance the field of neuro-wellness, fusing human understanding, science and technology to improve people’s day to day quality of life.

“We’re thrilled to join XTC and to have the opportunity to educate and inspire innovators about the budding field of neuro-wellness. We are investing in and developing the neuro-wellness products of the future and look forward to meeting passionate entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas.”

Miri Polachek, CEO of Joy Ventures

XTC 2019 will make its fifth return as the world’s leading startup competition, where the top globally-sourced entrepreneurial minds will be mentored towards success with the help of XTC’s network of technology dignitaries. The competition culminates at Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island, where contestants will pitch their budding business ventures to an esteemed panel of judges. Joy Ventures is making its debut as a key sponsor in the competition, and will be available to guide and inspire contestants every step of the way.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Joy Ventures as a sponsor. XTC is dedicated to discovering the greatest disruptors and the best technology from around the world in all industries. The creation of a new ‘Neuro-Wellness’ vertical with Joy Ventures showcases our drive to continue driving technology forward and discovering some incredible companies in this field.”

Sabine Schindlbauer, COO of Extreme Tech Challenge

About Joy Ventures

At Joy Ventures, we bring together creators, makers and doers to develop consumer products that enhance emotional wellbeing.  We nurture innovations through a journey tailored to the needs of our entrepreneurs, guiding brilliant ideas from their inception, through product development, and into the hands of consumers. We work closely with academia to advance scientific research that drives forward the emerging field of “neuro-wellness”.

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About Extreme Tech Challenge

The Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest startup competition. It is a contest designed to identify emerging leaders that have the potential to dominate their markets and reward them with greatly enhanced visibility, infrastructure and resources to scale quickly at low cost. Ten world class startups will be selected as semi-finalists to present live on stage at CES with 3 finalists presenting to a panel of all-star judges TBA on Necker Island. Winners will receive resources to amplify their success and scale their companies.