We drive innovation by connecting the brightest minds
We want to build a smart future. To achieve that, we’re building a unique ecosystem that connects change-makers and leading organizations.
Our network consists of 50,000 startups, 500+ world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across multiple industries. Together with our partners, we are creating a unique ecosystem designed to develop and implement the technologies of tomorrow.
The innovators behind our ecosystem
World-leading corporations, looking to stay at the forefront of innovation in their industry. We help them in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution.
A network of 50,000 startups, carefully curated by our experts. We expedite startup growth through acceleration programs, connections to our open innovation ecosystem, and investments.
VCs & Investors
We actively participate in rounds with the world’s most prominent VCs. We also help boost their portfolio companies, and connect them with our corporate partners.
We empower international organizations to promote economic development through innovation, internationalization and entrepreneurship support.
We provide students with experience in the VC process, sponsor university-focused pitch events at Plug and Play, as well as provide remote support to universities for their entrepreneurship events.
Startups in our programs have access to world-class mentors, to help them with business coaching and advice.
We work with the largest corporations and give them access to a strategically-aligned selection of startups that meet their tech interests.
Corporate partners also get a unique perspective on the latest tech trends, as well as firsthand access to a network of industry leaders and top-level executives, to learn best practices and set standards.
Corporate Innovation Success Stories
The Story of Roche
Roche has run co-creation pilots with over 30 startups and extended collaborations with more than 50% of them to embrace digital transformation within the diagnostics space.
The Story of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste
They wanted to meet startups that helped them in their mission to end plastic waste. So far, there have been 400+ pilot and investment project discussions, and there are 50+ commercial pilots in progress.
The Story of Colgate
A Colgate representative moved to the Bay Area for a full-time assignment at the Plug and Play headquarters. In just 10 weeks, he had heard 250 startup pitches.
Why Choose Plug and Play?
Our global ecosystem of innovators, the first and only of its kind. Join us and meet the right people, at the right time.
Our Global Reach
We work as a bridge between Silicon Valley and 30+ locations around the world. We make innovation open to anyone, anywhere.
Our Success Stories
We have worked with the most forward-thinking corporations and the brightest startups to build the world of tomorrow.
Meet our CEO & Founder: Saeed Amidi
A Silicon Valley heavy-weight and seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience. Saeed has successfully launched businesses across the globe, and invested in future-thinking companies such as PayPal, Danger, Dropbox, and Lending Club.
Saeed is an active player in the tech ecosystem, with a passion to inspire others and boost innovation.
“Innovation to me means using technology or a business model or process to reach your decision, and add value faster, better and cheaper than ever. ” - Saeed Amidi, CEO & Founder
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