Plug and Play Tech Center is a global innovation platform. Plug and Play connects startups to corporations and invests in over 100 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, the programs have expanded worldwide to include entrepreneurs from 24 countries, providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley. With over 6,000 startups and 126 official corporate partners, it is the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Plug and Play provides more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in the community have raised over $3.5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk.
One of the latest programs at Plug and Play is STARTUP AUTOBAHN located in Stuttgart, is the innovation platform for global startups that brings Silicon Valley tech expertise to the birthplace of automotive industry. Founded by Plug and Play, Daimler AG, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, University of Stuttgart, and ARENA2036, we accelerate software and hardware startups - from early stage to growth stage - which develop innovative solutions in the field of Future Mobility and Smart Production.