Plug and Play Sets Sights To Further Support Ukrainian Startups
SUNNYVALE, CA, November 2, 2022 - Global innovation platform, Plug and Play, is working with the Ministry of Digital Transformation (MoDT) of Ukraine to support Ukrainian startups. Last week, the MoDT visited Plug and Play and met Founder and CEO, Saeed Amidi. During this visit, the delegation discussed ways to continue to develop the Ukrainian economy during this time. This trip took place as part of a trade mission to Silicon Valley with the support of the USAID program.
“Our dialogue has been lasting since 2021 when we visited the USA as part of the Ukrainian delegation headed by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky,” said Alex Bornyakov, Deputy Minister for the MoDT. “Plug and Play is helping corporations and government agencies with digital transformation initiatives and their support is a big step for our startups.”
Over the last 16 years, Plug and Play has housed and supported over 50,000 companies including Google, Dropbox, and PayPal and now boasts over 30 unicorns in their portfolio. Plug and Play looks to provide top Ukrainian startups with opportunities for business development, mentorship from world-class experts, and access to the global technology ecosystem Plug and Play has built alongside over 500 partners in 50 locations worldwide.
“We know that technology has the power to make the world a better place and are always looking for the best entrepreneurs who can come from any corner of the world,” comments Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “We plan on working alongside multinational corporations who share our same vision to support these entrepreneurs.”
Plug and Play is seeking additional support from influential Ukrainian and foreign individuals and businesses ready to collaborate with Ukrainian startups and promote their solutions worldwide.
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 50+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs to over 500 partners and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including 30+ unicorns (PayPal, LendingClub, Dropbox, SoundHound, Rappi, Guardant Health, N26, Quantenna, Hippo, Honey, Course Hero, ApplyBoard, Kustomer, BigID, Flutterwave, FiscalNote, Shippo, Trulioo, Tractable, BlockDaemon, Cloudwalk, Owkin, Manscaped, Turing, Flyr Labs, Truebill, Esusu, Visby Medical, Flexiv, and Vesttoo). For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/