Plug and Play Pilgrimage: The Road the Silicon Valley, Part 1

Writers flock to New York and Actors trek to LA, but when it comes to startups, Silicon Valley is their destination. They come from all over the world and trail compelling stories behind them like jet streams. But with the Plug and Play Startup Camp fast approaching, a new player comes to town, and what […]


Writers flock to New York and Actors trek to LA, but when it comes to startups, Silicon Valley is their destination. They come from all over the world and trail compelling stories behind them like jet streams.

But with the Plug and Play Startup Camp fast approaching, a new player comes to town, and what is fascinating about them is not where they’re coming from, but how they’re getting here.

Stretchr is a company developing an intelligent data management platform for NoSQl environments, and they’re joining a cohort of other startups coming to the camp. But to get here, the team is braving a 6 day cross-country road trip from New York to Sunnyvale, 3,000 miles over 11 states, picking up other team members along the way. They’re braving apocalyptic weather, black ice, homicidal iPhones, and overturned tractors. And their calling this journey the Plug and Play Pilgrimage.

This is the first installment of an ongoing series of posts following Stretchr on their journey through the three month Startup Camp. Stay tuned for more in depth posts about their story, and follow their twitter @stretchrcom and the journey at #plugnplaypilgrimage.

Plug and Play Startup Camp is a 10-week program designed to immerse startups and entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley environment. Through a combination of structured workshops, speaker series, mentorship sessions and active coaching, startup founders will crystallize their ideas and business plans, build out their startup’s business model and prototypes as well as present their refined pitches to the venture capital community. Learn more about Plug and Play’s Startup Camp or apply for the next startup batch here.


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