All year round - the global tech contest

The Extreme Tech Challenge is a year round global contest with a submission deadline on August 31st, 2017.
Applications are now closed for the 2018 XTC.

31 August 2017 extreme

Submission Deadline

All applications will be reviewed by a top-notch panel of judges consisting of high profile VCs, successful entrepreneurs and highly qualified advisors.

11 October 2017 CTA & TechCo Innovate! and Celebrate San Francisco

XTC Top 25 Announcement

A rigorous judging process from the get-go, the pool of applicants is narrowed down to the Top 25 startups, unveiled at CES Innovate and Celebrate with a celebration in San Francisco.

9 November 2017 CES Unveiled New York

XTC Top 10 Announcement

Two months ahead of CES 2018 only 10 Semi-Finalists will be selected from the Top 25 XTC challengers. In addition to unveiling the Semi-Finalists, the annual event showcases the future of tech before the new year.

December 2017 extreme

XTC Vertical Prize Winners announced

Each Vertical winner will be announced online & across Social Media through the Month of Decemeber.

11 January 2018 CES Las Vegas

XTC Semi Finals at CES, Las Vegas

Extreme Tech Challenge returns to CES Las Vegas for the semi-finals in 2018. This stage of the contest will see the chosen Top 10 pitch their tech live on-stage in hope of being one of three companies selected to move onto Necker Island.

19 October 2018 Necker Island

XTC 2018 Finals on Necker Island, BVI

Top 3 Finalists present to a panel of all star judges, spearheaded by Branson. The XTC 2016-2017 panel boasted XTC co-founder Bill Tai, Tom Siebel, Jim Breyer, Steph Hannon and Theresia Gouw among other notable leaders.