Tech for Purpose: How XTC Helped Launch the Startups That Are Changing the World for the Better

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HARMAN Chairman and Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) co-founder Young Sohn discusses the experience and benefits of XTC participation with the founders and CEOs of four incredible tech companies and how they are, and plan to, change the world. Startups interested in participating in XTC 2022 can submit applications until March 15 - Homepage - Extreme Tech Challenge.

XTC episode

Dr. Vikram Sharma, Dr. Rebecca White, Susanti Susanti, Chris McCall

Featured in this episode are:

  • Dr. Vikram Sharma, Founder & CEO of QuintessenceLabs

    • ​Quintessenc​​eLabs is the global leader in quantum cybersecurity, providing innovative data protection solutions through a suite of products integrating advanced cybersecurity with quantum technology, and they were named a Global Top 4 in the Enabling Tech category at XTC ​2021.

  • Dr. Rebecca W​hite, CEO of Pebble Labs,​ Inc

    • Pebble Labs is a biotechnology company developing solutions that address some of the world's biggest challenges in agriculture and aquaculture with the mission of improving global food security, and were named the XTC & World Food Forum Better Nutrition Winner in 2021.

  • Susanti Susanti, Founder and CEO at PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi

    • PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi is a health biotechnology company initiated by NICCRAT (Nottingham Indonesia Collaboration for Clinical Research and Training) consortium, focusing on the development of low-cost robust molecular diagnostic tools and capacity building to deliver the technologies, and were named the 2021 XTC People’s Choice winner.

  • Chris McCall, Chief Corporate Development Officer at Fotokite

    • ​Fotokite creates cutting-edge tools that assist public safety teams with elevated situational awareness, building fully autonomous, persistent, and reliable systems that provide invaluable overview information to firefighters and first responders to help them manage complex, safety-critical situations. They were a winner at XTC 2021 for the Smart Cities category. ​