Plug and Play University Workshop immerses you in Silicon Valley culture for an intense 3-day workshop. This session is a unique opportunity for startups to engage with our extensive network in venture capital, corporate development, entrepreneurship, and service partners. This program is open to all entrepreneurs, but is geared toward those new to Silicon Valley. Upon arrival, selected companies participate in a 3-day workshop intended to introduce them to the Silicon Valley ecosystem and business environment. Workshops are held quarterly. Topics and sessions are subject to change, but generally cover:
Silicon Valley Overview: Understanding and leveraging resources unique to Silicon Valley
Legal, Tax and Accounting: Implications of doing business in Silicon Valley as opposed to other geographies
Funding Process: Overview of Plug and Play funding process, how to pitch to VCs and corporate investors, with a field trip to a Sand Hill Based venture fund
Pitching Workshop: Several hours dedicated to tweaking your investor presentation to address key issues consistently raised by the venture and angel community
Corporate Partners: Addresses the importance of corporate partners as a go-to-market channel for emerging technologies; how to get in touch, and proceed to partnership
Startup Case Studies: Experiences of other local and international startups, interaction with Founders and CEOs through information sharing and networking sessions
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Companies joining us for the 3-day Plug and Play University are often new to the Silicon Valley and are here to learn more about what it takes to grow a global technology business. Courses are taught by veterans of industry and growth stage entrepreneurs, and showcase the powerful influencers of the Plug and Play network.
This course is intended for growth stage companies. Participant CEO's are often at the helm of a revenue positive company approaching the inflection point of their growth curve. This course is not appropriate for very early entrepreneurs who are at the concept stage.