Extreme Tech Challenge Announces Global Finalists, Debuts COVID-19 Innovation Award and Female Founder Award

Jun 05 2020


MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition for addressing global challenges, announced today the 52 finalists – representing 19 countries and 6 continents – who are invited to participate in the next phase of the competition. This includes a virtual XTC Bootcamp this month and the opportunity to qualify for the Global Finals on July 15, 2020.

“XTC is about the collective effort – industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts joining forces to make real progress in solving the world’s toughest challenges,” said Young Sohn, Co-Founder of XTC, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics and Chairman of the Board, HARMAN. “That work can’t happen without brilliant innovators from around the world. Congratulations to our finalists, selected from a large pool of stellar teams who applied this year. We all look forward to the next phase of the competition. Together, we can turn ideas into reality, and unlock breakthrough innovations in service of society.”

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