The PlugandPlay Expo

By October 09, 2007

Sunnyvale-based PlugandPlayTechCenter is the fastest growing incubator of the Silicon Valley. Last September, the company opened its house to present the Plug and Play Expo. Atelier was in the field and came back with videos of th

e event.   “Plug and Play EXPO is the premier Silicon Valley showcase for introducing the ‘best of the breed’ emerging ICT, Media and CleanTech companies that are introducing their products and service offerings in the current year. The event brings together Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, key venture capitalists, angel investors and the media. The one-day Expo is a unique blend of presentation sessions, one-on-one demonstrations, and networking in a highly interactive, intimate, relaxed atmosphere. Plug and Play EXPO provides a unique presentation and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs with the investment community, key business experts vital to success, potential clients and partners, as well as the media. The presenting companies are selected from over 200 applicants. The screening is based on what technologies will have the biggest impact on people’s lives in 2007 and beyond. Each company is given the opportunity to present to a panel of who’s who in the venture capital community, and then demonstrate their products and services during the exhibit. Plug and Play EXPO is the perfect platform for building awareness of your new product by launching it in front of key investors, industry decision makers and influencers. Attendees include key representatives from top venture capital firms and angel investors who are selected for their interest in the ICT, Media and CleanTech sectors represented by your products and their high penchant for investing in those products. You also get the opportunity to present your products to representatives of corporations that are highly influential in new technologies investment decisions – not to mention being able to show your new product first hand to the valley’s leading technology media. Introducing the PlugandPlayTechCenter     Dominique Piotet interviews Shobeir Shobeiri - Business Relation Manager of the PlugandPlayTechCenter Introducing Vator TV Dominique Piotet interviews Bambi Francisco - Co-Founder and C.E.O. of Vator.TV  Introducing Ccube     Dominique Piotet interviews Mahesh Lalwani - C.E.O. of Ccube The Selection Process A selection committee consisting of representatives from top venture capital firms, Corporate executives and the Media will select 30 companies to present to a VC panel. Selection will be based on product innovation, uniqueness, potential impact in its sector and most promising technology application. The Pitching Competition and Process Presenting companies will have the opportunity to do a 2 minute elevator pitch in front of a panel of top VCs. The panel will then choose the top 6 companies they would like to hear more from. These 6 companies will then be given 10 minutes to present and answer questions. Awards will be given for: Most Innovative Most Promising New Market Innovator The EXPO Exhibit Not only do you get the opportunity to pitch your product, but you will also have a chance to demonstrate your product in front of VCs, Valley influencers, and the media during the Plug and Play EXPO Networking Reception and Exhibit. This will be your time to talk more about your products and company and answer questions in an intimate and relaxed one-on-one environment.” Mathieu Ramage Media and Editorial Manager FEEDBACK For comments on this article, email us at

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