The Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest start up competition with an all star judging panel spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson as our anchor judge and the world’s largest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, CES, as a strategic partner for the semi-finals

Our mission

The mission of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is to empower entrepreneurs and their companies with visibility, resources and a rolodex that together, bring a company more visibility, the ability to scale at low to no incremental cost, and to surround entrepreneurs with mentors that can help them build on product success with business success. The XTC pulls it all together into an experience that money cannot buy with showcase events at the world’s largest technology trade show, CES, and also at Sir Richard Branson’s own Necker Island.

The contest was designed to allow entrepreneurs that are ‘natural winners’ to break out of the pack, in a world crowded with interesting companies and to give a solid group of the Top 25, Top 10, Top 3 companies access to valuable, premium prize packages at each level. For the thousands of other entrepreneurs in and around the contest, the process and activities are designed to provide an inspirational experience, and a community of interest to bond with and learn from.

The community of people around the creation of the XTC has unprecedented access to key investors, high profile serial entrepreneurs, and innovators who are ready to serve as investors and mentors to help our applicants scale.

Because the XTC contest is so high profile, it sits in the virtuous vortex of great applicants that attract great investors and advisors and vice versa. Each stage of the contest has unique value to applicants that make it through to each successive stage.

  • Empower Entrepreneurs
  • Ability to scale
  • Mentorship
  • Experiences that money cannot buy
  • Unprecedented access to key investors

"XTC Offers exposure and inspires people to create their own economic independence to solve their problems through innovation in technology and entrepeneurship"



Enter today for a chance to meet some of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world


Details of the year round global contest with submission deadline and key date markers

The judges

Meet the esteemed judges and find out more about who you could be rubbing shoulders with


Find out more about the criteria and rules for applying and your chance to become part of our community