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The first sponsor to join the race to Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, professionals from Deloitte’s global network will make their way to join XTC participants at the semi-finals round in Las Vegas. Here, the top 10 will present live onstage during the 2017 Consumer Technology Association (CES) conference, giving attendees the opportunity to connect and network with their team.
On their involvement in XTC this year, Louise Brett, partner and head of fintech, Deloitte UK, said: “Deloitte are delighted to be part of XTC’s judging panel this year and look forward to recognising the best start-ups and entrepreneurs in blockchain and fintech today.”
As part of their sponsorship, Deloitte will be offering a one-day intensive program and access to Deloitte mentoring to the overall winner and two winners from each of the blockchain and fintech categories.
The judges representing Deloitte at XTC 2017 include Alex Shelkovnikov, Deloitte ventures and blockchain lead; and Louise Brett, partner and head of fintech, Deloitte UK.
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About Extreme Tech Challenge / MaiTai Global
The Extreme Tech Challenge is the world’s largest startup competition. It is a contest designed to identify emerging leaders that have the potential to dominate their markets and reward them with greatly enhanced visibility, infrastructure and resources to scale quickly at low cost. Ten world class startups will be selected as semi-finalists to present live on stage at CES with 3 finalists presenting to a panel of all-star judges including Sir Richard Branson, Tom Siebel, Theresia Gouw, Jim Breyer and Steph Hannon on Necker Island. Winners will receive resources to amplify their success and scale their companies.
XTC is presented by MaiTai Global, a vanguard collective of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, creators, and athletes. Participants combine their energy, network and resources to help each other achieve professional success, pushing the limits of work and play while also fueling philanthropic activities around the world.