Mayor Faulconer Announces $25,000 Award for Winning Startups at Plug and Play San Diego

Top San Diego Entrepreneurs Converge for Silicon Valley-Based Competition

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego, CA – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined 20 of San Diego’s most brilliant new startups and more than 200 tech enthusiasts from across California, to award $25,000 to the winners of Plug and Play San Diego.

“It’s certainly exciting to have San Diego selected as the first satellite city in the U.S. for Plug and Play,” said Mayor Faulconer. “From green technology to clean technology and cyber technology, innovation and opportunities abound in San Diego and the world is taking notice. We are proud of our City’s visionary entrepreneurs and welcome Plug and Play’s global network, investors and partners to our leading city of innovation.”  

In 2013, San Diego became the first U.S. city to extend the Plug and Play program, which has resulted in the funding of 14 innovative startups. The Plug and Play Tech Center is an accelerator specializing in growing technology startups headquartered in Silicon Valley. Plug and Play had already awarded $350,000 to local San Diego startups through pitch competitions. During the event, 20 startups pitched to a panel of 15 judges who awarded $25,000 to qualified startups. There was no limit to the number of winners.

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