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274: Startups and Corporate Innovation Featuring Allen Shi from Plug n Play

Allen is the Director of Corporate Partnerships at Plug and Play. He develops strategic partnerships and joint ventures with corporations to find business development, licensing, acquisition, and investment opportunities among Plug and Play’s startup network. He oversees a team managing partnerships with corporations in Silicon Valley in Mobility, the Internet of Things, Real Estate, Energy, and Smart Cities. The team is responsible for defining innovation strategies and POC implementation processes and exploring new business opportunities.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play is a global innovation platform with accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since its 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 400 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Companies in our community have raised over $9 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits, including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, Rappi, and, most recently, Honey.



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