The internationally-lauded annual event has proven to be a fruitful opportunity for startups like BlastPoint to showcase future-focused innovations before such corporate leaders as Chevron Technology Ventures, ExxonMobil and Phillips 66, among others.
Based in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play Tech Center operates corporate innovation, venture capital and accelerator programs around the world, connecting the best technology startups with world-class companies in the areas of finance, health, mobility, retail, energy and more. Building strategic partnerships between enterprise giants and nimble entrepreneurs is Plug and Play’s solution to solving the most challenging business and energy problems facing the world today.
Earlier this year, Plug and Play Sunnyvale chose BlastPoint, a Pittsburgh-based B2B predictive analytics software provider, along with 14 other emerging and growth-stage companies, to join its Batch 5 Energy & Sustainability Group. And, just last week, Plug and Play Houston announced it, too, has chosen BlastPoint to join its own Energy & Sustainability Batch 1 group.
Since August, BlastPoint CEO Alison Alvarez, CTO and Co-founder Tomer Borenstein and Senior VP of Customer Success Jitendra Dahale have had the opportunity to share the company’s predictive analytics solutions with energy and enterprise giants. Working together, they have expanded the software’s data-driven platform so that more companies in more industries will be able to use BlastPoint to drive more corporate initiatives.
“Our existing customers use the BlastPoint platform to solve challenges with electric vehicle charging infrastructure, energy efficiency program adoption, customer acquisition, to generate untapped revenue, reduce churn and save themselves money,” says Alvarez. “Working with Plug and Play in Sunnyvale has been an amazing opportunity, and we’re honored to be able to continue that work in Houston. The Fall Summit is going to be a great way for us to share all that BlastPoint can do with the world’s leading corporate decision makers.”
For the major corporate partners involved, the Fall Summit is a simple way to connect with successful innovators who are generating fresh ideas that will solve tomorrow’s problems, today. After making these critical introductions, pilot projects and product testing often turn into lasting partnerships.
Saeed Amidi, Founder & CEO of Plug and Play, says that programs such as these, which share talent and innovation, are his solution to making a better world, together.
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, it has built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 10,000 startups and 300 official corporate partners, it has created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. It provides active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and hosts more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in its community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, and PayPal. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com
About BlastPoint, Inc.
BlastPoint, Inc., provides interactive, customizable software that generates illuminating insights about people & places for all business types. Established in 2016, BlastPoint’s predictive analytics platform proudly serves the energy, finance, supply chain, insurance, retail, mobility, enterprise and nonprofit sectors. BlastPoint is comprised of a diverse blend of data technologists, entrepreneurs and operations experts, and our team prides itself on being customer-focused and values driven. Led by co-founder and CEO Alison Alvarez, along with co-founder and CTO Tomer Borenstein, BlastPoint takes a wider, people-focused view of AI analytics. Our goal is to provide reliable, excellent software that our customers can use to answer fundamental questions and drive smart growth. For more information, visit www.blastpoint.io.com.