The Top 10 Apps picked by our judges from the pool of Asia’s Top 50 Apps will now win a new prize: Three months rent-free at Plug and Play Tech Centre in Silicon Valley.
Some of Plug and Play’s tenants at their Palo Alto Tech Centre include PayPal, Google, Logitech and even Singapore’s latest startup success story tenCube.
The three months at the tech centre just is part of the Plug and Play Accelerator program that the Top 10 Apps will win. Three months in the program usually costs US$6,500.
“The Plug and Play Accelerator program provides the opportunity for Asian startups to dive deep into the Silicon Valley ecosystem, essentially the high tech capital of the world,
“They will be able to engage with our VC and angel investor partners, talk to like minded technologists and other members of the high tech ecosystems and validate what they are doing,
“This will hopefully enable and accelerate their success,” said Jupe Tan, vice president of international relations at Plug and Play.
The full list of benefits is below.
3 months at Plug and Play Accelerator program
a. Plug and Play University (3 day entrepreneur boot-camp)
b. Plug and Play Investment Forum (1 day pitching event)
c. Venture Capital and other investor introductions (upon qualification)
d. Corporate and other strategic introductions (upon qualification)
e. Ongoing Business Relationship Manager support through monthly reviews
f. Strategic advice through bi-monthly reviews with senior management