Nexford to compete in global Extreme Tech Challenge

Anna Johnston
June 5, 2020 · 1 min read

Nexford has been selected as an Extreme Tech Challenge finalist to solve the world’s most extreme problems

The world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges has named Nexford University one of 52 Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) competition finalists – shortlisted from 2,400+ applications from 87 countries.

Drawing on the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the XTC® Competition partners with problem-solvers around the world to develop the innovations and technologies to solve the world’s most extreme problems facing humanity and our planet.

Joining the line up of next-generation entrepreneurs and progressing to the next stage is Nexford’s CEO Fadl Al Tarzi – Nexford is one of only four organizations in the education category. The competition judges include tech titans such as Young Sohn, President, and CSO, Samsung Electronics, Philippe Botteri, Partner, Accel, and more powerhouse names in the tech industry.

It's time for a paradigm shift in higher education

Nexford is seizing the opportunity to progress the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 4. Nexford’s work ensures inclusive and fair quality online education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all.

It’s our mission to enable greater social and economic mobility across the world by providing learners access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic online education that prepares them for the global workplace.

Stay tuned for the results on social media: @ExTechChallenge #XTC2020

About the author
Anna Johnston
Anna Johnston

Anna Johnston is an award-winning Head of Content, who tells galvanizing stories with a creative team at Nexford.

Anna was the overall Award 2020 winner for the business case: Satya Nadella at Microsoft: Instilling a Growth Mindset, with Professor Herminia Ibarra and Aneeta Rattan. She is formerly a writer at London Business School, consistently ranked among the world’s best its MBA.

Anna’s work has been published in Forbes, Thomson Reuters, Huffington Post, HR Magazine, the Financial Times, and thought-leading firms such as Accenture and McKinsey & Company.

Anna is a speaker, coach, and presenter. More information about her can be found on LinkedIn.

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