Four Blockchain Startups in PlugandPlay Spring 2019 accelerator

Out of 135 startups selected to participate in Plug and Play Spring 2019 accelerator, there are four blockchain startups to look out for. Entrepreneurs from each startup will take part in one of the following programs: Brand & Retail, Cybersecurity, Energy & Sustainability, Fintech, Food & Beverage, New Materials & Packaging, and Supply Chain.

“It is fantastic to see such a talented group of entrepreneurs accepted into our programs. We aim to give our startups the best chance for success and these next three months will give them the tools and connections they need to thrive,” said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “I am excited to see what they can accomplish when integrated into our ecosystem.”

Over the next three months, selected startups will connect to Plug and Play’s global ecosystem, collaborating with over 280 corporate partners. Through private dealflow sessions, exclusive networking events, mentor sessions, and more, these startups will have ample opportunities to land pilots, POCs, new customers, and investment.

In this batch PlugandPlay have blockchain startups that include DEX,  an integrated platform for procurement, partnership, and management of energy products and services including grid electricity, renewables, and distributed energy resources. The platform is powered by secure and efficient blockchain and machine learning enabled technologies.  Also onboard is ShipChain which is making transport and logistics more effective, secure and transparent by utilizing blockchain technology.

Jackfruit Systems is also part of the program. It is a blockchain platform built to create an advanced on-demand marketplace of qualified drivers, by delivering real-time access to pre-credentialed driver profiles. Finally is  Morpheus Network which optimizes global trade using blockchain with a potential total cost savings of 10%.

Graduation for these batches will commence May 14-16th at Spring Summit.

Lara Abdul Malak

Lara has been a journalist and writer in the technology field since her graduation from AUB majoring in political science. She has had career in corporation communications in the telecom sector and was part of the launch of first 3G network in the GCC and MENA region. Since her return to journalism she has been focused with passion on blockchain, tokenization, crypto focusing on the GCC and MENA region. Lara worked with Unlock Blockchain until 2022.

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