Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has announced that US-based manufacturer of storage, connectivity, upgrade and expansion products, OWC will be joining the list of 2017 Sponsors, representing the Sustainability Vertical for this year’s competition. OWC will also become the Official Data Storage provider of XTC and ACTAI, providing their expertise and services to ensure the competition runs smoothly.
Starting with Apple compatible memory upgrades, OWC’s product offering has grown to encompass the entire spectrum of upgrade and expansion possibilities, with a focus on easy, DIY setup and installation. With an outlook that focuses on the long term, OWC looks for simplicity in action and sustainability in practice. It’s as much about building exceptional relationships, as it is about building exceptional products.
OWC has made significant strides towards being zero waste with notable sustainability milestones that include:
– 2008 marked the opening of OWC’s sustainable campus Woodstock, IL.
– 2009 saw the addition of a wind turbine at the Illinois campus.
– 2010 earned OWC’s Illinois campus the Lead Platinum and Energy Star.
– 2011 began OWC’s box size program, reducing up to 60% of box volume for their products.
– 2014 introduced the first solar array to OWC’s Austin, Texas facility.
– 2015 expanded OWC’s solar initiatives as a second solar array went online at the Illinois campus.
XTC 2018 marks the fourth year of the competition that brings together the world’s brightest entrepreneurial minds to compete for the chance to pitch their budding business ventures to a panel of judges on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island.
On their involvement in XTC 2018, Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, said “At OWC we love technology and innovation, it’s been a part of our DNA since day one. All of our solutions, from our Mac upgrade and storage solutions to game changing products like our Thunderbolt 3 Dock, and new ThunderBlade V4 are completely driven by innovation, so I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the 2018 Extreme Tech Challenge.”
As part of its sponsorship, OWC will offer the winner of the Sustainability vertical the OWC Envoy Pro EX.
Commenting on the partnership, XTC Co-Founder, Bill Tai, said ““We are thrilled to have OWC as a sponsor of the very important and relevant Sustainability Vertical. In addition to this, OWC provide their leading data storage expertise and services to not only XTC, but the wider ACTAI group. We simply couldn’t function without their help”.
Sponsorship brokered by Slingshot Sponsorship.