2021: A Fantastic Year, Wrapped!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

We are truly thankful for our startup founders, partners, sponsors and friends as we embark on this journey of empowering tech-for-good to change the world. Here's some of the things we achieved together in 2021. 🚀

📝 Received 3700+ startup applications from 92 Countries

🌎 Held 21 regional events in 16 countries

🏆 Selected 80 Finalists across 7 Competition Verticals

🎉 Partnered with TechCrunch to host the XTC 2021 Global Finals

🇺🇳 Partnered with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Forum (UN WFF) to create their first ever Startup Innovation Awards for Agtech & Foodtech - [watch the finals]

🔥 UN WFF Masterclass on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development

🧑🏽‍🏫 30% growth in the number of bootcamp mentors and coaches

📈 5x growth in Global Finals viewership via our partnership with TechCrunch

🤝 Celebrated diversity with the global ecosystem of corporations + VCs + startups + policymakers + academia + philanthropists.

XTC in Numbers

Shout out to the XTC 2021 Winners

Explore the winners of XTC 2021 and discover how they're changing the world!

Global Winners

☝️Dot Inc - creating innovative technology for the disabled and the world's first braille smartwatch.

🌧️ Hillridge Technology - enabling novel parametric insurance for weather events, initially targeting the agricultural industry.

Category Winners

🥕 [Agtech & Foodtech] Wasteless - reducing food waste in grocery stores with AI-driven price optimization technology.

⚙️ [Cleantech & Energy] Mining & Process Solutions - developing revolutionary new metal extraction processes based on the simple amino acid glycine.

🦠 [Healthtech] Genetika+ - developing groundbreaking technology to tackle the existing and rising anxiety and depression epidemic resulting from COVID-19.

🧑‍🏫 [Edtech] Testmaster - modeling the most extraordinary teachers into “the best private tutor in one’s pocket”, through short, intuitive and accessible exercises and tutorial videos.

📟 [Mobility & Smart Cities] Fotokite - helping public safety teams save lives with elevated and actionable intelligence at the push of a button.

Special Awards Winners

💓 [Covid-19 Innovation] Sunfox - building smartphone based portable, minimalistic and affordable cardiac diagnostic tools like the smallest and the smartest Electrocardiography machine 'Spandan'.

🧑🏼‍🤝‍🧑🏾 [Ethical AI] Vitalk - leveraging AI and automation to make mental health affordable in low and middle income countries.

🌱 [Female Founder] The Live Green Co - building the Charaka Recommendation Engine to blend Ancestral Sciences of Plant Nutrition with BioTech & Machine Learning to replace the animal, synthetic & highly-processed ingredients in our food products.

💉 [People's Choice] PathGenDiagnostik Teknologi - bringing low-cost molecular diagnostics of cancer and other diseases into clinical implementation.

Watch the 2021 Global Finals Highlights

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