EdCast Partners with Extreme Tech Challenge, a Startup Competition Backed by CES and Sir Richard Branson
CES is still about two months away, but there promises to be plenty of excitement in the run up to the massive tradeshow. Take, for example, the Extreme Tech Challenge, a startup competition that runs in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show and has the support of one Sir Richard Branson. XTC, as it’s called, aims to provide exposure to startup tech companies that are seeking capital and other critical infrastructure and start-up boosters from vendors. Finalists get to pitch their products and receive feedback from a panel of judges that includes Branson, Consumer Technology Association CEO Gary Shapiro, and several others at an event held at Necker Island.
EdCast, a social knowledge network, announced last week that it too will be partnering up with XTC to give it some additional exposure.
XTC has already selected its top-25 semifinalists, and through the partnership with EdCast, those companies will be featured in live, interactive interviews hosted on EdCast. EdCasters—individuals who are active on the social network—will be able to ask questions and receive answers from the semifinalists in real time.