CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, June 16, 2021 - Plug and Play today announced they plan to launch a second program in Chicago, Illinois later this year. At the end of 2020, Plug and Play officially launched their first Chicago location with plans to run a Food & Beverage accelerator program alongside PepsiCo, Mondelēz International, DuPont, The Hershey Company, and ADM. In addition to this program, Plug and Play also plans to run a program focused on financial services (Fintech, Health, Insurtech, and more) and are looking for five founding partners to join this new initiative.
Chicago is home to one of the Federal Reserve Banks and relies heavily on insurance, financial trading, and other similar services for the city’s economy. This new program for Plug and Play Chicago will play a major role in bringing increased visibility to local startups looking to enhance this industry. Corporate and investor partners will have the opportunity to be exposed to these new technologies through curated programs run twice per year in this location. During these three month programs, participants will also be introduced to Plug and Play’s global ecosystem and be immersed into the open innovation mindset.
Corporations, startups, investors, and other industry leaders interested in Plug and Play Chicago, please visit the website to learn more and speak to our experts: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/chicago/
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 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs 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 Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/