Our first in-person Summit in two and a half years was a success! We're excited to recap our corporate and startup award winners from the event. Plug and Play's Silicon Valley June Summit 2022 celebrated the many batch startups from across 13 of our industry-focused innovation programs: Enterprise Tech, Insurtech, Health, Fintech, Mobility, Travel & Hospitality, Supply Chain, Media & Ad, Brand & Retail, Food & Beverage, Animal Health, Agtech, and New Materials & Packaging.
British Telecom (BT Group) — Operating in around 180 countries, British Telecom is the largest provider of fixed-line, broadband, and mobile services in the U.K. It also provides subscription television and IT services. View company website.
Swiss Re — Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance, and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. View company website.
P&G Ventures — P&G Ventures is an early-stage startup studio within Proctor & Gamble that partners with entrepreneurs to accelerate billion-dollar ideas that improve consumers’ lives. View company website.
U.S. Bank — U.S. Bank provides banking, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services products to individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and other financial institutions. It is the fifth-largest banking institution in the U.S. and has over 3,000 branches as well as nearly 5,000 automated teller machines (ATMs). View company website.
Citizens Bank — As one of the largest banks in the U.S., Citizen Bank delivers a wide range of financial services to over five million individuals, companies, not-for-profits, and institutions. View company website.
Koito — Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. specializes in manufacturing automotive lighting equipment, aircraft parts, electrical equipment, and other products. The company was founded on April 1, 1915, and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company’s core values include innovative ideas, decisive actions, and safety. In April 2022, it transitioned to Prime Market following the Tokyo Stock Exchange market reorganization. View company website.
Travel & Hospitality
Flight Centre Travel Group — The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) is one of the world’s largest travel retailers and corporate travel managers. The company owns leisure and corporate travel business in 23 countries, spanning Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Asia. The company has twice been judged Australia’s best employer. View company website.
reTravel.io — reTravel.io uses innovative technologies to connect travel agencies, airlines, and travelers for booking services. It extracts booking information using predefined plugins and contextually engages travelers through multiple channels. Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, reTravel.io can take care of the entire cross-selling process. View company website.
Japan Post — Japan Post is committed to providing safe, reliable, and fast services tailored to the needs of each community in Japan. Apart from the primary postal, banking, and insurance services across the country, the company is also working to take on the challenge of providing innovative services to assist customers better. View company website.
Media & Ad
Grupo Globo — Grupo Globo is the largest media group in Latin America and one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. Its assets comprise over-the-air broadcasting, television and film production, pay television subscription service, streaming media, publishing, and online services. View company website.
Brand & Retail
Panera Bread — Panera Bread is a chain store of bakery-café, fast-casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations across North America. It offers a wide variety of meals such as sandwiches, salads, paninis, and various baked goods. View company website.
Food & Beverage
novozymes — Novozymes is a global biotechnology company that focuses on researching, developing, and producing industrial enzymes, microorganisms, and biopharmaceutical ingredients. View company website.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition — Hill’s is an American pet food company that produces dog and cat foods. It offers clinically tested, nutritious recipes to accommodate pets’ unique health conditions. View company website.
Cargill — Cargill focuses on the purchasing, trading, and distributing of grand and other agricultural commodities, such as raising livestock, trading in energy, steel, transport, and producing feed and food ingredients such as starch, vegetable oils, and fats. It's the largest privately held corporation in the U.S. regarding revenue. View company website.
Hargol — Hargol is the world’s first commercial grasshopper farmer focused on delivering healthier, more sustainable complete protein. Its business is centered around grasshoppers because they have over 70% protein, a neutral flavor, and are kosher and halal. View company website.
Bremer Bank — Bremer Bank offers banking, mortgage, investment, wealth management, trust, and insurance in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Its founder, Otto Bremer, believed that if banks helped businesses in good times and bad, communities would thrive. The company is proud to work with people who grow food, build the economy, and serve their neighbors. View company website.
Primary Ocean — Primary Ocean’s mission is to reverse climate change through seaweed cultivation and commercialization. It focuses on refining and distributing organic seaweed by-products such as food, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, bioplastics, and biofuels to replace agrichemicals, plastics, and fossil fuels. View company website.
New Materials & Packaging
Sherwin Williams — Sherwin Williams primarily focuses on the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, floorcoverings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers in North and South America as well as Europe. View company website.