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Plug and Play Announces Its First Government Partnership in Germany

FLENSBURG, Germany, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plug and Play, as part of a recently established partnership with the Northern German region of Schleswig-Holstein, is selecting three startups to come to Silicon Valley for the International Acceleration Program, starting September 30th.

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Early stage companies from Flensburg, Kiel and other nearby cities, are currently participating in a Startupcamp (August 26th-30th) during which Plug and Play is co-leading a workshop, providing feedback and mentorship. The final selection of participating startups will take place this Friday, August 30th, in the WiREG Technology Center in Flensburg.

Three additional startups, "Orthodrone", "Travelsation" and "Instruments of Things" have previously been selected by Plug and Play and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein, on August 12th this year.

All six winners will participate in a three-month Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley. The program provides mentorship support, workshops, and connection to Plug and Play's network of 300+ large corporations, 180 VCs, startups and additional service partners. 

It is the first partnership between Plug and Play and a German government partner. Graduation of the Schleswig-Holstein startups will take place mid-December. 

About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 25 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 300 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club and PayPal. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.

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