Incubator · Accelerators

Is anyone familiar with Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley (or elsewhere)?

Jordan Gilman Chief Software Architect and Founder at PeopleVine (A Spider Web Design, Inc. Company)

December 4th, 2014

I was recently given the opportunity to join the Plug and Play accelerator out in Silicon Valley for a 10 week training session. I wanted to see if anyone has been through this before and/or has heard of them. Please reach out if you have had any experience with them.
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Varun Mehta CEO of Disqovery

December 4th, 2014

I've met with Alireza and Canice a few times in their Sunnyvale location. I like those guys. They provide really candid feedback on startup ideas, and if they like you, they'll go out of their way to be of value. I don't know about this 10-week program, I was only talking to them in regards to their incubator program.

Mike Karmindro Founder/CTO @ TraderMob.com, Expert Options Trader, Senior Web Developer

December 4th, 2014

I've participated in their incubator at the beg of this year, and I have nothing but good things to say about Alireza (the director of the camp) and their team.   Alireza is also great mentor and really tries hard to give you the best chance at success.  And the benefits didn't end after the camp.  I was put in front of investors afterwards and continued to keep my relations with them.  

Would recommend anyone, esp if you are a newbie entrepreneur, to go through it if you have the chance.

Mike

Matthew Barmash Consultant, MEB Consulting

December 4th, 2014

Jordan, I have direct experience with them, but not as a startup. I worked with them as a corporate sponsor and got a good view into their services and offerings. Overall, I really like what they provide. First and foremost they provide flexible space for you to work in. While many different co-working spaces do this, Plug-and Play and others like them provide a ton of additional services on top that are both relevant and useful. You can receive anything from Legal support to BD and HR support. The actual accelerator programs I have heard very positive results from and based on the rest of the services, I think the experience can only be valuable to you. As a start-up your job is to know what you do know and find what you do not know. The best part that I witnessed the most of was the Tech days and the