Startup Camp

We immerse early-stage startups and entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley environment.
Startup Camp

Sharp minds. Enormous ideas.

You have the dedication, the eagerness and the experience to make a difference. We are here to help you go that extra mile.

Upcoming Dates:

Qualification and Review: December 27th , 2015 at 11:59PM PST

Startup Camp Kick-Off: January 13th, 2016

Plug and Play Startup Camp Mentorship: Weekly on Wednesday Afternoon

Startup Camp EXPO: March 24th, 2016

Successfully driving a startup requires more than just a good idea and cool technology. We believe that what differentiates the best from the rest is a passionate, well-rounded team, a super disruptive technology and an innovative idea created for a larger market. Other factors that play into creating a successful venture are access to outside resources such as mentorship and raising funds. The Startup Camp Program can help take your business to the next level through our weekly active coaching sessions and through access to our established network of VC’s, Investors, Corporations and other Silicon Valley Players.

The 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 as well as 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. Qualified Startup Camp participants are eligible to receive an investment of $25,000 upon acceptance into the program.

The Startup Camp program takes place at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Plug and Play Tech Center, a world renowned startup accelerator, located in Sunnyvale, CA. Plug and Play Tech Center is a thriving startup community with over 300 startups from all over the world.

Startup Camp will conclude with the Startup Camp EXPO, a demo day that will connect the venture capital and angel investor community with Startup Camp companies and provide additional exposure for the companies.

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Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner at Plug & Play Ventures

David Blumberg

Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital

Jorge Fernandes

Philip Engelhardt

Managing Partner, PhilQuo Ventures

Ted Driscoll

Partner, Digital Healthcare Lead, Claremont Creek Ventures

Andrew Grauer

CEO and Co-Founder at Course Hero

David Litwak

Joydeep Bhattacharyya

Principal at Shasta Ventures

Prosenjit Sen

Tim Hwang

Founder and CEO, FiscalNote - Looking to hire exceptional achievers!

Nathan Gold

Ankur Jain

Co-Founder & CEO at Humin

Deepak Jeevan Kumar

Early stage enterprise VC at General Catalyst

Koustubha Deshpande

Head of Mobile @Marketo

Rafael Corrales

General Partner at Charles River Ventures

Todd Rumberger

Partner and Vice Chair of PEVC Practice, Foley & Lardner

Saeed Amidi

CEO, Plug and Play Tech Center / Partner, Plug and Play Ventures/Amidzad Ventures

Abhas Art Agrawal

CEO at

Eric Baissus

CEO Kalray

Keaton Swett

Co-founder & President, MindSumo Inc.

Rebecca Miller

Tom Kosnik

Collaborating across the triple chasms of generation, gender and culture.

Salil Pradhan

VC & Product Guy for Notion and Draper Nexus Venture Partners.

Art Norins

Nor1 Founder & Executive Chairman / Sandium Chairman

Felix Desroches

Co-founder, Product at CodeFights

Larry Marcus

Managing Director at Walden Venture Capital

Renée berry

Product Marketing Specialist

Tom Rice

Steve Jacobs

Management consultant & Executive in Residence at Plug and Play Tech Center.

Asad Sattar

Sr. Financial Analyst at Cisco

Fergus Hurley

Product Manager at Google, Engineer & Entrepreneur

Maha Ibrahim

General Partner at Canaan Partners

Bob Hagerty

CEO at Icontrol Networks

Tony Bates

President of GoPro

Rick Yang

Partner at New Enterprise Associates

Bipul Sinha

Co-Founder & CEO Rubrik

Gautam Gupta

Co-Founder and CEO at NatureBox

Martin Hack

Entrepreneur. Technology Executive.

Rodolfo Gonzalez

Associate at Foundation Capital

Trent Hazy

Co-Founder & CEO at MindSumo

Edward Yip

Consumer Internet Investments @ Norwest Venture Partners

Brett Hardin

Gerard Brossard

EVP and Managing Director, Managed Services and Information Technology at EarthLink

Michael Hoch

Co-Founder, CTO at Navera

Roman Karachinsky

Co-founder & CEO of News360

Tyler Dikman

CEO at LoungeBuddy

Tom Chiu

Tom Chiu

Advisory Board at Sand Hill Angels, Venture Partner at Enspire Capital

Brian NeSmith

President & CEO at Arctic Wolf Networks

Guy Piekarz

Michael Scharff

EVP/ Chief Digital Officer at Sears Canada

Shadie Farazian

Global Head, YouTube Content Partner Operations

Vikas Aggarwal

Advisor & Investor at Multiple Startups

Janie Yu

Venture Capitalist

Carlo Capello

Co-founder and CEO at ProxToMe, Inc.

Hadi Taheri, PhD

Mike Hodges

Investor at ATA Ventures

Shahin Farshchi

Partner - Lux Capital Management

Xuyang Li

Founder & CEO at TrustGo Mobile Inc.

Aaron Rich

User Experience Strategist and Co-Founder of EchoUser

Cecily O'Regan

Harry Singh

Director at Intel Capital

Michael Hollman

Shawn Douglass

President (SaaS, Big Data & Analytics) / CTO at Unified Social

Yoichiro Taku

Adrian Nazari

Founder & CEO at Credit Sesame Inc.

Charles Steinberg

Member of the Board- Plug and Play Tech Center

Jack Jia

Founder and CEO at Trusper, Inc.

Mo Al Adham

CEO/Co-founder at Telly

Sid Bhatt

Yozo Suzuki

Alek Vernitsky

CEO & Co-founder at GetGoing, Inc

Charlie Jablonski

Executive Advisor at OnLive

Jeff Thermond

Venture Partner at XSeed Capital

Nakul Mandan

Investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners

Sina Sohangir

Co Founder at AdPardaz

Alessandro Levi

Christopher Nguyen

Co-Founder & CEO at ADATAO, Inc.

Jon Soberg, CFA

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Expansive Ventures

Nicholas Seet

Siori Kitajima

Head of Design, illustrator at SF AppWorks

Alexander Debelov

CEO of Virool - Fastest Growing Video Distribution Service.

Daniel Ahn

Managing Partner at Envision Ventures

Jonathan Siddharth

Founder & Co-CEO, Flipora

Nikhil Basu Trivedi

Principal at Shasta Ventures

Sudha Valluru

Director of Engineering at Google

Alex Gurevich

Y. Dan Rubinstein

Head of Product at Palantir Technologies

Joost Schreve

Patrick Burns

EIR at Plug and Play

Tarang Shah

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