125 startups join Plug and Play's latest programs
SUNNYVALE, California, Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play formally announces the startups accepted into their Winter 2017 batches. Plug and Play will run five programs this quarter focused on Health & Wellness, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Mobility, and Travel & Hospitality. The selection process, different from other accelerator programs, engages Plug and Play's corporate partners by sourcing startups directly related to their focus areas. For these latest cohorts, Plug and Play reviewed over 4,000 startups from around the world, accepting entrepreneurs from Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Istanbul, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, and the UK. The 125 companies will graduate at their Winter Summit, December 6-7th. The list of accepted companies is posted on their website: bit.ly/pnpwinter2017
"Startups have the ability to shift an industry and drive economic growth. Our goal is to find entrepreneurs who are not only passionate about changing the world, but who have created technologies that will directly impact our corporate partner's focus areas," says Saeed Amidi, Founder & CEO of Plug and Play. "We look forward to inviting these startups to our headquarters and helping them grow their companies."
Through the next three months, companies will meet with Plug and Play's network of corporate partners, investors, and mentors. New for Winter 2017, Plug and Play is rolling out monthly Focus Weeks, where startups and partners working remotely will come to Silicon Valley to meet for an exciting week of pitch events, private dealflows, mentor sessions, and corporate office hours. Focus Weeks will connect startups with corporations and expand their opportunity for pilot projects and investment. Corporations will have the chance to dedicate a week working one-on-one with startups to improve their innovation strategy in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Plug and Play accepts companies at all stages and requires no equity to participate. Startups interested in joining the Plug and Play ecosystem should apply today: plugandplaytechcenter.com/startup-application
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that connects startups to corporations. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 24 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. Companies in our community have raised over $6 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com
SOURCE Plug and Play