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Global Competition XTC Comes to Africa Seeking UN SDG Solutions

A result of a collaboration between Atlantica Ventures and EchoVC, the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has looked to Africa's growing ecosystem for solutions to the very many problems the planet faces.

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The world's largest global competition for startups addressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is coming to Africa, as a result of a partnership between Atlantica Ventures and EchoVC. The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) seeks entrepreneurs utilising purposeful technology to address the very many issues facing the planet today.

Open to entrepreneurs using new tech or applying existing tech innovatively, XTC is divided up into seven categories: Agritech, Food & Water; Cleantech & Energy; Education; Enabling Technologies; Fintech; Healthcare; and Transportation and smart cities, while ‘Female Founder’ and  ‘COVID-19 Innovation’ awards also await.

Winning entrepreneurs will receive a host of benefits, including global visibility, the ability to raise capital, networking with global entities and mentorship opportunities. Applications close on April 2nd. Head to