Extreme Tech Challenge Top 25 Semi-finalists

facebook-XTC-logoThe road to Necker has officially begun…

The Extreme Tech Challenge team has reviewed each and every one of the nearly 2,000 interested applicants to determine the Top 25 semi-finalists. The hottest areas in technology are represented in this group from medical and wearables to IT and conservation. All are poised and ready to scale.

We announced the Top 25 live on stage at the TIBCO NOW conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:50am Pacific Time. TIBCO is an XTC sponsor, which has offered every single applicant free 3-month access to their amazing data analytics tool, TIBCO Spotfire, to help them strengthen their presentations with real-time information quickly and easily pulled in and beautifully displayed with graphs and/or charts.

The Top 25 will now compete for a chance to be one of the ten finalists who pitch live on stage at the world’s largest consumer electronics show, CES, in Las Vegas on January 8, 2015 at 2pm in the Marco Polo room at The Venetian (Get Tickets HERE). Thanks to TIBCO, the Top 3 winners selected at CES will fly to Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island to pitch the legendary entrepreneur, along with an all-star panel of judges.

Here is the Top 25 in random order.


Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 2.38.55 PM The first company to have all of the Sharks on Shark tank invest. Their product is the first Portable Breath Analysis Platform powered by a smartphone. 


skycatch image A drone platform for commercial logistics.




facialnetwork_logoA cloud-based facial recognition contact management system for your smartphone.



Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 2.47.01 PM


Admetsys created the first fully-automated blood glucose control system for hospital care. It’s basically an artificial pancreas.


eko devices A next generation medical device company which has created the world’s most intelligent Stethoscope



ghost_01 Fastest growing Open Source publishing platform.




canva An amazingly simple graphic design platform in the cloud. Watch out Adobe.




3dhubsDemocratizing the 3D printing market by connecting people who want to 3D Printing with local 3D Printers.



Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 3.08.00 PMCeratotech is bioengineering synthetic animal products to prevent poaching and extinction.



Coinalytics offers real-time analytics for the digital currency Bitcoin.





cambrian genomics logo The inventor of DNA laser printing.




deepflight logo A new class of personal submarine to unlock the oceans for human access.






Largest and fastest growing Virtual Medical Practice which allows patients to have video office visits.



Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 3.16.44 PM Price prediction and booking platform for flights, hotel rooms or rental cars.



foodif Agricultural management system to help small world farmers double productivity.



nextuers imageA customer data management system for contextualizing the user experience for end-to-end users


open garden image Open Garden brings Internet to every device, every person, and every location by sharing and crowdsourcing connectivity.


stroll logoStroll Health is creating transparency in medical costs for doctors and patients.




the eye tribe The maker of eye tracking software for consumer devices


openrov logo A thriving global open source community platform for underwater exploration using low-cost underwater robots.


switch embassy logo A wearable technology company creating context-aware and responsive fashion and accessories.



SONY DSC The maker of the world’s smartest motorcycle helmet.






They’re revolutionizing electricity generation by empowering all of us to turn our waste into renewable on-site energy.




vital medicals

The first medical hands-free technology on Google Glass for surgeons.



wanderu logo The simplest way to find and book global bus and train travel.



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