Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2018 has announced the addition of a data & analytics vertical to the competition, which will focus on highlighting tomorrow’s most promising data science companies.
The new vertical will be sponsored by Meltwater, provider of the Outside Insight media intelligence platform.
On its involvement in XTC 2018, Jorn Lyseggen, Meltwater Founder & CEO, said: “Meltwater has long been dedicated to supporting the next generation of tech startups through our data science hub, Shack15, in London and our non-profit, MEST, in Africa. I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s XTC and to support the next big innovators.”
Lyseggen will be the official judge for the Meltwater data & analytics prize. The winner of this vertical will receive two seats at a hot desk in one of Meltwater’s global Shack15 data science hub locations (including London, SF and Shanghai) for three months. Shack15 was launched in London in 2016 as a co-working and events space specifically focused on data science startups, as part of Meltwater’s commitment to fostering tech startup communities around the world.
Commenting on the partnership, XTC COO Sabine Schindlbauer said: “We are delighted to welcome Meltwater as the official data & analytics vertical sponsor. Their leading technology and media intelligence showcases exactly what our competition stands for, and their fantastic prize for the winner of the vertical will continue to help data-focused startups grow.”