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Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) today announces that Zoom Video Communications, Inc., leading provider of enterprise video and web conferencing services, is proud to be the official sponsor and judge of the Productivity Vertical for third-year startup competition XTC 2017.
XTC invites the world’s best entrepreneurial minds to compete for the chance to pitch their ventures to an all-star panel of judges on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, welcoming Zoom as an elite member of the invaluable support team of global sponsors.
“It's a pleasure for Zoom to sponsor the Productivity vertical for XTC 2017. This is a natural fit because Zoom is all about helping our customers collaborate efficiently with video meetings and screen sharing,” said Eric S. Yuan, Founder & CEO, Zoom Video Communications. “We look forward to seeing the exciting work productivity innovations from these promising startups.”
As part of their sponsorship, Zoom will be offering free account plans to lauded competitors in the contest, with Head of Marketing Janine Pelosi representing Zoom as an XTC 2017 judge for the Productivity Vertical. First place in the Productivity category will receive five free Zoom Pro accounts for one year, while second through fifth place will each earn one free Zoom Pro account for one year. Additionally, the overall Top 10 Semi-Finalists moving onto CES this January 2017 will each get one free Zoom Pro account for one year.
The Final Champion of XTC 2017 will be awarded with the most sought after prize from Zoom—ten free Business accounts for one year. Over 400,000 companies trust Zoom and 94% of their IT organizations recommend Zoom to colleagues, a testament to the high caliber of Zoom’s sponsorship of XTC 2017.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems such as Polycom and Cisco Tandberg. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California.
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.