October 2021 | Our Monthly Event Recap

Published on Oct. 29, 2021

October has been an amazing month! Our Fall Summit happened earlier this month, alongside several fireside chats discussing many different topics. Of course, no need to worry in case you missed any of them. We have compiled a list of every event in October detailed below, ready for you to watch whenever you like.

PNPTC IOT & REC Corporate Reverse Pitch

View our latest Corporate Reverse pitch where we have 8 corporate partners pitch their businesses and their ideas in the IoT & Rec space!

The Rise of Femtech: Trends, Opportunities and Success Stories

We’re pleased to feature a femtech trends overview by Brittany Barretto, Co-Founding General Partner of Coyote Ventures and Co-Founder/Executive Director of FemTech Focus, and a conversation on advances in maternal health. We will also feature a panel discussion with Plug and Play’s partners, Roche Diagnostics and University Hospitals in a conversation with Anish Sebastian, co- founder and CEO of Babyscripts, as they share key factors in their partnerships, trends in maternal care, and why they’re on the forefront of improving pregnancies and outcomes for mothers and babies.

Accelerate to Zero: The Mission Towards Carbon-Zero Business

Eager to discover more impact-driven initiatives that accelerate the mission towards carbon-zero business? On October 12th, we presented how startups have been and will continue to decarbonize certain sectors including the plastics and fashion industries. But there is even more: we also showcased action-based projects and partnerships that are reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainability Brazil EXPO Day Batch 1

On October 6, we celebrated our Sustainability Batch 1 Expo Day in Brazil. Don't miss the chance to hear from 12 impactful startups who are tackling the formidable challenge of plastic waste and building a more sustainable future.

GOAL and Innovation Centre Denmark "Accelerate Through Silicon Valley" Final Pitch Event

Accelerate Through Silicon Valley is a pre-accelerator program where 15 Danish early-stage tech start-ups have been selected to participate with the goal of preparing the start-ups for internationalization and gaining an understanding of what it takes to scale through Silicon Valley. Watch our tech agnostic program and the start-ups operate within verticals such as HRtech, Fintech, Edtech, Traveltech, Medtech, AI and more.

Setting the stage for EU expansion: Startup Workshop with weGrow

Interested in market entry strategies and how to successfully expand across the borders of your home market? During this virtual event, we discussed how to establish a GTM strategy for internationalization, including: ,Best practices, Common pitfalls and Internal structuring.

The Future of Latinx Tech Entrepreneurship

Plug and Play is proud to support Latinx and Hispanic entrepreneurs. The Latinx & Hispanic community will play an important role in the growth of the U.S. population and economy over the coming years. However, this group continues to lack equitable access to funding, networks and support to launch their companies. Watch an informative session that features thought-provoking discussions from prominent investors, CEOs, corporations and research-backed evidence. This event also features two networking sessions to connect Latinx & Hispanic startup founders with VC’s, corporations and more. We share insight into the state of the Latinx & Hispanic startup community, the challenges, opportunities, along with action ways to continue supporting the community.

Fall Summit 2021: Supply Chain & Logistics

On October 19th, we featured our Supply Chain & Logistics Batch 9 companies, had numerous fireside chats alongside innovative leaders and keynote speakers who are from the top leading supply chain & logistics companies. #PNPTCFall2021

Skyrocket your business with PR: Startup Workshop with The PR Avenue

Through PR, especially through media relations, the level of awareness and the image as well as the turnover can be increased in the long term. Watch and learn how to implement PR tools for your startup on your own and create a broad public by Public Speaking Coach, PR Expert, Founder & CEO of The PR Avenue, Kathrin Hanzl .

Fall Summit 2021: Food & Beverage

On Oct. 20th, we featured our Food & Beverage Batch 10 companies and discovered the latest tech and innovation within the Food & Beverage world. Our summit featured startup pitches and panel discussions from our outstanding cohort of startups.

Fall Summit 2021: Media & Ad

On October 20th, we featured our Media & Ad Batch 4 companies and discovered the latest tech and innovation within the Media & Ad world. Our summit featured startup pitches and panel discussions from our outstanding cohort of startups.

Fall Summit 2021: Brand & Retail

On October 19th, we featured our Brand & Retail Batch 16 companies and discovered the latest tech and innovation within the Brand & Retail world. Our summit featured startup pitches and panel discussions from our outstanding cohort of startups.

Fall Summit 2021: New Materials & Packaging

On October 21st, we featured our New Materials & Packaging Batch 12 companies and discovered the latest tech and innovation within the New Materials & Packaging world. Our summit featured startup pitches, panel discussions from our outstanding cohort of startup and keynote speaker, Victoire de Margerie, Founder & Vice Chairman of World Materials Forum.

Plug and Play Featuring Next-Incubator: The Role of Utilities in Creating Smart Cities

During this innovation day, we featured one of the most innovative utilities, Energy Steiermark, and their innovation arm - Next Incubator’s work on enabling smart cities. Learn about 3 emerging technologies in electric mobility, energy and sustainability, and how they create net-zero cities.

Trends in AI Transforming the Telecom Industry

Connectivity is already the backbone of today's most important technologies and it will become even more important with the broader roll-out of 5G. As the primary provider of connectivity services, Telcos are at the center of emerging AI trends around the application areas of being connected. This week we hosted our first Deep Dive “Trends in AI Transforming the Telecom Industry” together with MTS AI Center to exchange knowledge with industry experts and meet the best-in-class startups.

Redefining the Customer Experience in Fintech

Consumers continually demand more from the experience that their products and services deliver. The standard of service that customers demand out of their banks and insurance companies is created in the world of technology, social media, and online marketplaces. We are excited to feature Beth Johnson, the Chief Experience Officer at Citizen’s Bank, as our keynote for this event. Watch to see what the future holds, and to understand what consumers are demanding in the digital world. We also feature cutting edge startups in this space that are truly redefining consumer expectations in banking. Startups will be announced soon!

Building Loyalty in Insurance

With customer acquisition costs ever competitive in the insurance industry, loyalty amongst end insureds and distribution stakeholders has never been more important. Watch as we explore innovative new solutions and models to support a differentiated customer experience and inspire improved loyalty between insurers and their customers and partners.

Plug and Play Maritime Program-Kick Off | Antwerp

We announce one of our newest verticals, Maritime. Hear leading experts talk about the maritime industry and what innovations are to come for this growing industry.

Plug and Play North Dakota: Agtech Batch 4 Expo Day

Located in the heart of North Dakota, we take pride in working with the world’s best startups and digital-driven corporations, to bring Silicon Valley technology and agriculture together. This year, Plug and Play AgTech presented 14 startups that have successfully graduated from our three-month mentorship-driven accelerator program. Join us to listen to top- notch startup pitches and trend talks from two amazing industry experts.

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