3 Finalists Competing in Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

February 2, 2017

5:50 pm

Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2017, one of the largest startup competitions in the world, has announced the three ventures that will be going to Branson’s Necker Island on February 2 for the finals after a contentious semi-finals round at CES 2017. Meet the finalists below:

The Finalists

Cresilon, the Hemostatic solution startup that created a plant-based gel that speeds up blood clotting in order to treat rapid hemorrhaging.

ReDeTec, a filament recycling startup that created a drastically cheaper version of plastic spool for 3D printing and a way to recycle and reuse plastic to create your own spool.

Vantage Robotics, an aerial camera startup that created a drone with an attachable camera that is significantly superior in quality, safety, and portability

The three finalists will be strutting their stuff on the main stage in Necker Island as they pitch their venture to Sir Richard Branson and a host of other judges, including Jim Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, Tom Siebel, software entrepreneur and founder of C3 loT, Theresia Gouw, managing partner of Aspect Ventures, Steph Hannon, CTO for the Hillary for America campaign, and Jerry Huang, COO of the iTutor Group .

You can live stream the finals on their Facebook page here. For more information about XTC 2017, go to their website.

Photos courtesy of XTC

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Jacob is a journalism and political science student at Arizona State University. He likes to learn and write about anything that isn’t cliché. His primary interests are foreign policy, solutions to global poverty, and tech innovation. He has helped lead multiple student groups on campus that have hosted a range of speakers on international issues and has acted as moderator for a couple himself. In his free time, he likes to watch movies, read weird books, and drink offensive amounts of coffee.