Global Deep Tech Startup Competition

Global Deep Tech Startup Competition

Extreme Tech Challenge is excited to host a Global Deep Tech Startup Competition during TNW Conference 2024, one of Europe’s leading tech festivals in Amsterdam, June 20-21, 2024.

TNW Conference 2024

  • The Next Web Conference is a vibrant hub that draws over 10,000 in-person attendees and a global network of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders.
  • This program partnership will feature a main stage Fireside Chat, an investor panel discussion on the state of European deep tech and the Global Deep Tech Startup Competition finale. Startups aligned with the following themes with at least a minimum viable product are welcome to apply: AI, Hardware, Infrastructure, Robotics, Semiconductor, Tooling & Manufacturing.
Why apply?
  • Global Visibility
    • Live Pitch at the TNW Conference 2024 in Amsterdam on June 20, 2024.
  • Access to Corporate Executives
    • Exposure to corporate executives, VCs and more attending the TNW Conference 2024.
  • Potential for Corporate Strategic Partnership
    • Network with influential industry leaders, with potential for business development and collaboration.

Venue: Amsterdam

  • Eligible Countries. Each of the following is an Eligible Country: United States, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine (excluding Crimea), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. 
  • Excluded Countries. Each of the following is an Excluded Country: Crimea – Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), Sudan and Syria.
  • XTC is open to worldwide submissions from startup companies for a product or service based on a new technology or an innovative application of an existing technology built by the submitting company.
  • Any company is eligible to participate in the Competition if it satisfies all of the following criteria:
    • The company has developed, or is in the process of developing, (i) a product or service based on a new or innovative technology, or (ii) an innovative application of an existing technology developed by the company.
    • The company’s product or service developed or under development by the company has the potential to address categories specified in each specific XTC competition, which are based on the Seventeen (17) United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”).
    • The company is not publicly traded; remains privately held
    • The company (i) is legally incorporated in any Eligible Country (ii) is not incorporated in any Excluded Country and (iii) does not have any subsidiaries or affiliates located or incorporated in any Excluded Country.
    • At least one company founder or executive is a legal resident of an Eligible Country, and at least 18 years of age at the time of entry into the Competition.
    • You agree to notify them if you have any relationship with any XTC Partner that is either pre-existing or that develops prior to the judging of the Competition. Competition Partners are the companies and individuals identified on the XTC website.

For more information, visit Extreme Tech Challenge.

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