This week at Plug and Play HQ, 18 early stage startup teams are gathering for the first week of Startup Camp, the acceleration program that takes entrepreneurs from Stanford, Harvard, Northwestern, MIT and more and helps them grow their concepts into working prototypes. The program lasts 10 weeks and includes an initial $25k investment, perks, and weekly mentoring sessions with portfolio CEOs, venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs. At the end of the program, each company demos their product at Plug and Play’s quarterly pitch competition, EXPO. The startups also have access to Plug and Play’s resident genius technologist and Managing Partner of Plug and Play Ventures, Alireza Masrour, who provides product and technology guidance along with the 40 or so other startup mentors at the camp.
Startup Camp alumni include transportation search engine Mozio and viral video marketing platform Virool, which raised a record $6.62M seed round in 2012. Startup Camp receives close to 1000 applications per session and only accepts 20, so competition is fierce. If you want to see who made the cut, you will have to check out Plug and Play’s Super EXPO on September 12, 2013.
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