Enter the Extreme Tech Challenge for the Opportunity to:

Present LIVE on stage at CES, Jan. 7th, 2016


Pitch Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island


Win critical infrastructure & investment

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Entry Deadline: September 30, 2015

Rules and Eligibility Criteria

Event

The Extreme Tech Challenge brings together targeted resources and world class advisors to help high-energy, wicked-smart entrepreneurs that are executing on big ideas. We aim to "lower the friction to your success" by providing exposure and capital to accelerate scaling of your product with free infrastructure and other start-up boosters from world class vendors.

Importantly, we aim to have extreme fun along the way—the final pitch and feedback session will be held at Necker Island—with Sir Richard Branson as our special guest judge.

Are YOU ready to give it your best shot?

Judges

Sir Richard Branson

Virgin Founder

Gary Shapiro

CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

Veronica Serra

Founding Partner, Pacific Investimentos

Lars Rasmussen

Co-inventor, Google Maps & Co‑founder, Cute Little Apps

Tim Draper

Founding Partner, Draper & Associates

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace

Charles Michael Yim

XTC Winner, Breathometer Co-Founder

Josh Constine

Senior Writer, TechCrunch

The Process

Jul 9, 2015: Contest Announcement

Check out the podcast if you missed KDOW's live radio broadcast

Sep 30, 2015: Submission Deadline

Submit company overview deck (10 slides max)


Submit video elevator pitch using Magisto App (News Theme) (2 min max)


Submit link to working product, prototype, or demo

Oct 15, 2015: Qualifiers Notified

Additional information will be requested

November 1, 2015: Top 25 Announced

Follow-up interviews


Introduction to XTC Investor/Partner Network

December 2015: Top 10 Selected

Ticket to present live at CES 2016


Invite to a MaiTai Global event


Sponsor prize packages

January 2016: Semi-Finals at CES

Top 10 XTC finalists present to XTC CES Judging Panel


Live global broadcasting and media coverage


XTC Top 3 selected and invited to Necker Island Final Event

February 2016: Necker Island Finals

Top 3 and XTC Championship Judges/Mentors converge on Necker Island


Top 3 Present to Sir Richard Branson and XTC Championship Judges


Entrepreneur working sessions with XTC Championship Judges/Mentors


XTC Champion crowned

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Prize Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Please contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

Team

Kym McNicholas

Emcee & Director

Sabine Schindlbauer

Chief Operating Officer

Daniela Juarez

Marketing

Dan Myers

Partnerships

Bill Tai

XTC Co-creator & Producer

Susi Mai

XTC Co-creator
President, MaiTai Global

Advisors

Silvia von Gunten

Director, World Economic Forum

Johann Schleier-Smith

Co-founder, if(we)

Ruchit Garg

Founder & CEO 9Slides