OWC Supporting Extreme Tech Challenge 2019

Entrepreneurial competition features startups from around the world.

Aug 24, 2018 | Woodstock, IL


OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced it will serve as the Official Data Storage Provider and sponsor the Sustainability Vertical for the fifth iteration of ACTAI Global’s Extreme Tech Challenge. The four-stage global entrepreneurial competition will culminate on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in April, 2019.

The deadline to enter the Extreme Tech Challenge 2019 is September 21, 2018, after which the competition will unfold over four stages, each stage giving entrants global exposure and access to top entrepreneurs, tech pioneers and key investors. XTC 2019 will announce the Top 25 contestants during the XTC 2018 Finals, scheduled to take place October 19, 2018 during ACTAI Global’s Necker Island Week. XTC 2019 contestants will receive support throughout their campaign process, and will have the opportunity to publicly pitch their venture at CES in Las Vegas in January.

Larry O’Connor, Founder & CEO of OWC and XTC 2019 Vertical Judge, said “OWC’s dedication to sustainable innovation extends beyond our day-to-day business and into the community. We strive for zero waste, both environmentally and strategically.” He continued “Our outlook is to the long term in everything we do, and the Sustainability Vertical is a logical fit for our mission. We’re looking forward to experiencing the ideas brought to the competition this year.”

Previous XTC competitions have showcased rising startups such as Canva, Sphero, Wanderu, Doctor on Demand, and Bloomlife. The 2018 XTC Finalists are The Revl Arc, Power Ledger and Owlet.

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About Extreme Tech Challenge Extreme Tech Challenge is a competition that empowers entrepreneurs and their companies by providing visibility and resources, and gives competitors the ability to grow exponentially in scale and knowledge at a low to no incremental cost. XTC strives to inspire and provide growth to up and coming entrepreneurs and business by surrounding them with mentors that to help guide them as they build on product success with business success. XTC pulls this all together into an experience that money cannot buy with showcase events at the world’s largest technology trade show, CES, and also at Sir Richard Branson’s own Necker Island.


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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