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Episode Info: Today we are looking at PLUG and PLAY – an innovation platform – with 28 locations around the world each with strategic partners and focus, PLUG and PLAY can help startups expand into new markets faster than ever before. With a mission to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations. Plug and Play invest in over 250 startups a year and has connections to 300 of the world’s best VCs. If you’re looking to grow your business faster, Plug and Play has the perfect ecosystem for you to do it. 50+ programs a year, 12-weeks each No equity required office space Stage-agnostic for (startups of all sizes) Build your pipeline of corporate clients Meet mentors, VCs, and angel investors and Leverage the global network My guests are Alexander Tran – Senior Associate for Plug and Play Ventures, focusing on the Insurtech and Health & Wellness verticals as well as Anita Darden Gardyne the Cofounder and CEO of ONEVA. Anita Darden Gardyne: Co-founder & CEO at Onēva Alexander Tran, Senior Associate for Plug and Play Ventures “We believe that technology has the power to make the world a better place and we invest our time and resources into entrepreneurs that are making an impact. An elite ecosystem of entrepreneurs, Plug&Play Tech Centre’s goal is to help startups grow and succeed.”             Since 2006, we’ve been accelerating startups, matchmaking them with corporate clients, and investing in them. 426 Startups accelerated in 2017 $7b Raised by portfolio companies 262 Global investments in 2017 220+ Major corporate partners 300+ VCs in our ecosystem Why should you apply to Plug and Play? 1- No equity required Stop giving equity to accelerators. We do not ask participating startups to give up any ownership. We would much rather invest in your next round of funding fairly. 2- Stage-agnostic Our programs are for companies of all stages (from seed to Series C and beyond). We help startups land massive clients, raise capital, and build their business. 3- An in-house VC Our venture team invests in over 260 startups globally every year and our check sizes run from $25,000 to $500,000. Become a portfolio family member today. 4- Build your traction We have partnered with over 220 of the world’s largest corporations to help them discover startups. Our startups pitch in private sessions to land pilots and grow faster. Go international With over 25 locations across The Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, we can help you scale to new markets faster. Room to grow Our 180,000 square foot building in the heart of Silicon Valley makes it easy for teams to grow hassle free. World-class mentors The mentors in our ecosystem are experts and leaders in their industry, have built successful businesses, and want to help you build yours. Daily networking events In 2017, we hosted 700 events at our headquarters in S...
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