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Silicon Valley for Chicago entrepreneurs

Silicon Valley for Chicago entrepreneurs

Plug and Play Chicago is a seed to series A investment and acceleration program for Chicago-based start-ups looking to access the resources of Silicon Valley.

The 10 week program will take place at the Plug and Play headquarters and serve to complement the existing Chicago community and incubators. Apply to pitch at our next selection day on December 2nd in Chicago.

Startups will receive $25,000 funding for 5% equity and will be part of a 10 week program of workshops, mentoring and a demo day. Startups will have dedicated workspace and Plug and Play requires participation of the founding teams for the majority of the program.

Plug and Play Overview

Plug and Play is an international accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley with 300 resident startups, 1800 total accelerated startups and 200+ investments since 2006. Our startups have collectively raised over $2B in venture funding and had 80+ exits to date. Successes include PayPal, Dropbox, Lending Club, Vudu and Zoosk.
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Our portfolio has raised over $4B and co-invests with 300+ corporations from industries including FinTech, Retail, IoT, Health, Hospitality, and Insurance.
Business Development lead, Anvyl
I am an active angel investor as well as Director/Professor of the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern.
Former Co-Founder of FeedBurner and Google Product Manager, Mobile and Advertising. Current: Blinkfire Analytics
Managing Partner @ Plug & Play Ventures, Virtual Co-founder of the following portfolio on Plug & Play behalf and Founding Partner @ Plug & Play Startup Camp.
Partner - Head Of Media & Mobile, Plug and Play Ventures

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