“There is a growing trend in the Silicon Valley of supporting new international tech companies,” says Jupe Tan, Vice President of International Operations at Plug and Play Tech Center. “While Plug and Play has always featured outstanding, innovative international companies, we’ve noticed a steadily growing improvement over the years.”
Austrian company Blue Monkeys, maker of the free app iVoting, was impressed with their first experience at Plug and Play’s Acceleration Program. “It’s a 360° introduction to the Silicon Valley ecosystem,” says Harald Trautsch, CEO of Blue Monkeys. “It is especially interesting to hear other successful companies tell their story and share their knowledge. Blue Monkeys is making use of our time at Plug and Play to close partnership agreements with UX, PR and SEM specialist for our launch in August. We’re excited!”
“Plug and Play’s Accelerator Program was a wise choice for our company,” says Greg Murphy, Founder of the New Zealand startup, Unleashed Software. “Being handed information and introductions makes the transition to doing business in the valley seamless and truly exciting.”
Plug and Play’s International Acceleration Program was created for entrepreneurs looking to understand their company’s potential in the Silicon Valley, while also exploring business development, investment, mentorship and strategic partnership opportunities. The three-month event starts with a three-day workshop that provides an overview of the Silicon Valley and a variety of topics including funding, pitching, case studies, legal and tax accounting. International companies also have the opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs from the Plug and Play ecosystem.
About Plug and Play Tech Center:
Founded in 2006, Plug and Play Tech Center is a Silicon Valley-based accelerator focused on funding, accelerating, and scaling more than 300 technology startups from all over the world. Known as the “Silicon Valley in a Box,” Plug and Play Tech Center features an extensive roster of partners, including entrepreneurs, students, corporations, universities, governments, and investors.
- Plug and Play Tech Center: http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com
- iVoting: http://itunes.apple.com/
- Unleashed Software: http://unleashedsoftware.com