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Our Brand & Retail Innovation Platform is an ecosystem connecting forward-thinking brands, retailers, and CPGs with startups influencing the retail value chain.

We run a 3-month program, twice a year, where we select 25-30 retail startups with a consortium of retail partners.

Startups are selected from 2,000 applications sourced from around the world every year.

Kim Feil

Kim Feil

CEO; bizHive.com

Tam Pham

Tam Pham

Innovation/Startup Advisory; A Little Help Co.

Nathan Gold

The Demo Coach

Kate Niedermeyer

Kate Niedermeyer

Innovation Solutions Director; Nike

Josh Goldman

General Partner at Norwest Venture Partners

Maureen Conners

Maureen Conners

CEO; Conners Consulting

Norihiro Kondo

Group Manager at Panasonic

Michael Scharff

Michael Scharff

Founder & CEO; Scharff Advisors

Jeff Cabili

Jeff Cabili

Former Director, Business Development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Vincent Diallo

Vincent Diallo

Partner; Bleu Capital LLC

Darwin Lui

Darwin Lui

UX Program Manager; Google

Dana Randall

Dana Randall

Sr. Director, Global Innovation

Mary Tarczynski

Mary Tarczynski

Principal Client Solutions Lead; Parabolic

Allan Smith

Allan Smith

Technology Strategy Consultant; Previous SVP and CIO; lululemon

Ben Klein

Ben Klein

Head of Growth; ETW Advisors

Ajay Chopra

Ajay Chopra

General Partner; Trinity Ventures

John Rodkin

John Rodkin

Managing Director; Samsung NEXT

Nina Baron

Nina Baron

Business Development; Panasonic R&D

Chip Heath

Chip Heath

Professor; Stanford University

Thomas Boyd

Thomas Boyd

Associate Director of Strategic Innovation; Colgate-Palmolive

Gary Arora

Gary Arora

Global Lead, Launchpad, Open Innovation; Mars

Stephen Goetz

Stephen Goetz

Director, Strategic Partnerships; Macy's
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    How an Accelerator Can Help Your B2B Startup Thrive
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    Plug and Play Launches Brand and Retail Center of Innovation
  • Summer Summit Wrap-Up: Corporation Edition
    Summer Summit Wrap-Up: Corporation Edition
  • Retail & Startup Camp EXPO 2014
    Retail & Startup Camp EXPO 2014
  • The Winners of the Plug and Play Corporate Innovation Awards 2017
    The Winners of the Plug and Play Corporate Innovation Awards 2017
  • Retail Selection Day, Where Corporate Experts Tailor the Program!
    Retail Selection Day, Where Corporate Experts Tailor the Program!
  • The Startup Winners from Summer Summit 2017
    The Startup Winners from Summer Summit 2017
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    A mentor from our Retail program tells all!
  • What Makes Us Different from Other Accelerators?
    What Makes Us Different from Other Accelerators?
  • CEO of Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche, Keynotes at our EXPO
    CEO of Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche, Keynotes at our EXPO
  • Hear From Some Startups How We Supported and Accelerated Their Growth From Day 1!
    Hear From Some Startups How We Supported and Accelerated Their Growth From Day 1!
  • Keynote: Molly Schonthal, Global Digital Business Director, Mars
    Keynote: Molly Schonthal, Global Digital Business Director, Mars
  • Plug and Play's Marketing Forum Highlights
    Plug and Play's Marketing Forum Highlights
  • ExxonMobil - Silicon Valley Retreat
    ExxonMobil - Silicon Valley Retreat
  • This is Plug and Play Retail
    This is Plug and Play Retail
  • MD of Simon Venture Group discusses the "Simon Launch" Retail Startup Competition
    MD of Simon Venture Group discusses the "Simon Launch" Retail Startup Competition
  • Colgate-Palmolive Knows the Secret to Modern Innovation
    Colgate-Palmolive Knows the Secret to Modern Innovation
  • Retail Selection Day – Batch 5
    Retail Selection Day – Batch 5


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