CES 2016 Hosts Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Semi-Finalists to Present, Live On-Stage, Friday January 8th

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The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Top 10 Semi-Finalists will make their way to CES 2016, the world’s largest Consumer Electronic Show, this Friday, January 8th. As part of the CES showcase, the XTC Top 10 will take the stage to present to an esteemed panel of judges at the Venetian Las Vegas - Bellini Ballroom from 2pm - 4pm.

Top Ten Semi-Finals

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Top 10 Semi-Finalists will make their way to CES 2016, the world’s largest Consumer Electronic Show, this Friday, January 8th. As part of the CES showcase, the XTC Top 10 will take the stage to present to an esteemed panel of judges at the Venetian Las Vegas - Bellini Ballroom from 2pm - 4pm. Open to the public for those wishing to attend, the XTC Semi-Finals will also be broadcast live across the globe for those outside of Nevada. One of the must-sees each year at CES, this event is known to fill up quick, as the entire tech industry packs into a ballroom to see what the freshest and most innovative minds in technology have to offer. CES runs from January 6 - 9, 2016, and anticipates upwards 170,000 in attendance.

A culmination of a rigorous application process, the semi-finalists were carefully selected from a pool of over 2,000 teams, represent a vast array of consumer industries and stand on the forefront as leaders in advancing technologies. The 2016 XTC Top 10 Semi-Finalists presenting at the CES showcase will boast entries from Bloom Technologies (San Francisco, CA), Captive Media (London, UK), Genomic Expression (New York, NY), Giropic (Lille, France), Mass Roots (Denver, CO), Mega Bots (San Francisco, CA), Sixense (Los Gatos, CA), SmartPlate (Philadelphia, PA), Sphero (Boulder, CO), and Kickfurther (Boulder, CO).

Tech-Junkies at CES 2016 will witness some of the very best the industry has to offer, as the Top 10 Semi-Finalists’ will reveal the intricacies of their corresponding entries, which encompass wearable analytics for prenatal health, genetic testing of tumors to provide targeted treatment of cancer, social networking for the cannabis community, robotics, a full-body virtual reality experience, a crowdfunding inventory platform and 360-degree multi-frame cameras.

Of the semi-finalists, only three finalists will move onto the finals at Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s residence on February 11, 2016, for the chance to receive infrastructure and investment for their business endeavors. The finalists are to be selected by a panel of judges comprised of celebrated visionaries in their respective industries. This year’s panel of judges features CEO of Consumer Technology Association Gary Shapiro, Founding Partner of Pacific Investimentos Veronica Serra, and Co-inventor of Google Maps & Co‑founder of Cute Little Apps Lars Rasmussen, among other notable leaders.

The XTC 2016 Semi-Finals are open to the public and free to attend. Register here to attend CES 2016.

To gain deeper insight ahead of the semi-finals this Friday, check out the visually captivating XTC 2016 teaser video, which aptly describes the stringent process of narrowing down the applicant pool, and what awaits the finalists once they arrive at their final destination on Necker Island.

XTC 2016 is hosted in part 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.

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