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					                 SFO
                             AUH/DXB




         Bridging the UAE to Silicon Valley
         ICTRF 2012, KUSTAR- Abu Dhabi
19 March 2012
  THE GOAL




100 Technology Startups worth
$100 million creating
1000s of knowledge based jobs in the
 UAE



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   Silicon Valley Advantage
                Silicon Valley: The ultimate high-tech ecosystem



The high-tech hub of the
world
►Largest cluster of high-tech
companies in the world
►Highest concentration of
venture capital in the world
(40% of US)
►400,000++ high-tech workers

►World class academic and
R&D resources




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Plug and Play History

                                     • Lucky building in Palo Alto home to Logitech and Google
                                     • Seed investments into high-tech startups
                          1996

                                     • Launch of Plug and Play Tech Center
                                     • “They really get the way Silicon Valley works” - Ron Conway
                          2006

                                     • Started University Programs
                                     • Started Venture Capital Partnerships
                          2007

                                     • Started International Pavilion & Acceleration Programs
                                     • Started Corporate Pavilions and Partnerships
 Saeed Amidi              2008
CEO & Founder
                                     • International expansion into Asia, Europe and Middle East
                                     • Investments into 10 startups per year
                          2010


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Plug and Play Quick Facts




► Accelerated over 1,000 startups since 2006
► Community of over 300 startups

► Outreach to over 3,000 startups in Silicon Valley

► Startups have raised over $1B in venture funding since
 2006
► Relationships with 100 corporate partners

► Relationships with over 180 VC partners



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Plug and Play Community in 2010
     Over $600 million                                 Over $150 million venture funding
    15 exits through M&A                                  raised by over 30 companies




    Plus 9 others…

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    Plug and Play Community in 2011
   $1 Billion in funding raised by Plug & Play Community since 2006

     Over $500M in exits through M&A                     Over $350M in venture funding raised




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Plug and Play Ecosystem

“Silicon Valley in a Box”
                                                 Office
                                                 Space
    Mentorship &                                                                       Infrastructure
                                 Advisors                    IT Services
     Coaching                                                                                &
                                                                                          Services

                                                                        Professional
                       Mentors
                                                                          Services




                                      Entrepreneurs
                     Seminars &                                            Venture
                     Workshops                                             Capital




                                                              University
    Network &                     Events                                                 Strategic
                                                               Partners
    Community                                  Corporate                                Resources
                                                Partners



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  Funding Relationships
► Over 180 VC partners such as DFJ, Sequoia, Canaan
  Partners
► Co-investments through Plug & Play Ventures




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   Startup Investments

► Over 80 portfolio companies since 1996
► Pre-seed to seed stage investments




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Corporate Partnerships



                               Technology
                               • Events
                               • Marketing
                               • Developer Programs


  Services                                                      Business
                                                                Development
  • Legal
  • Accounting                                                  • M&A
  • Banking                                                     • Investments
                                                                • Licensing




                                     Entrepreneurs




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University Relationships


                      Advisory
                       Board


                                    Events
       Startup Camp

                      Silicon
                      Valley
                      Bridge
        Business                   Internships
          Plan
       Competitions


                      On-campus
                       Incubator
    International Partnerships




    Startup Acceleration Programs @ Plug & Play in Silicon Valley
    Strategic Partnerships and Platforms in select international locations
                                                                          Three Month Acceleration
                                                                           Plug & Play University Workshop

                                                                                                Startup Case
                                                                          3-Day Bootcamp
                                                                                                   Studies

                                          Bridge to
                                        Silicon Valley                         Plug & Play Accelerator

                                                                          Fundraising    Biz     Mentorship
                                                                                Dev              Coaching




                                                                                  Plug & Play EXPO
                                                                              Pitching         Demos & Pitches
                                                                             Workshop            Networking



               Plug and Play Tech Center / Confidential and Proprietary
   Channels of Innovation

             Funneling Deal Flow into the Plug and Play Ecosystem
       through Events, International, University and Corporate Partnerships




                                                          Pavilion/
International Partnerships                                 Office                                     University Partnerships
                                            Educational                 Data
                                             Seminars      Space
                                                                       Center

                                  Executives
                                 in Residence                                    Recruiting



                              Corporate                                                   Service
                             Investment                                                   Partners
                               Partners

                                                     Entrepreneurs
                                M&A                                                    Int’l
                               Support                                               Partners

                                                                                                      Infrastructure & Events
                                          135
                                      Investment
                                                                              On-site
                                                                             Networking
                                                                                                     Attracting Local Innovators
  Corporate Partnerships                Partners                              Events
                                                   Corporate    University
                                                   Partners     Partners
        Plug and Play Singapore Case Study




     Dr. Tony Tan
                       Dec 2009             Invested $500k       Aug 2011
President of Singapore


   Oct 2007                                    Sep 2010

                                                             Launched Plug & Play
                               Teo Ming Khian                     Singapore
              Dr. Francis Yeoh
                             Permanent Secretary                 @ Block 71
               CEO of NRF

  Partners                           Universities                Activities
                                                                  • Fund, launch,
                                                                  incubate and
                                                                  accelerate local
                                                                  innovative startups.
                                                                  • Spin-off US and other portfolio
                                                                  companies into Singapore
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      Plug And Play UAE Ecosystem Map
    Patronage?




                     Incubation & Acceleration




Pipeline                                                       VCs &
of Start-                   Entrepreneur                       Angel
 ups &                                                       Investors
Students



                                                   Support Services:



                 Corporate Sponsors & Supporters
            Plug and Play Affiliate Partnership (Incubation in the UAE)



Startup Incubation
and Acceleration Best                      Best Practices
                                                                             Consulting
practices:                                   Seminar


• Work with
Ecosystem Partners
to enhance
cooperation                                                 Best Practices
                                                              Exchange
• Management
consulting and                    University
                                                                                    Advisory services
                                  Workshop
training

• Fine-tune general
strategy
                                                              Management
• Enhance the local                                             Training

incubator/ tech-center
operations
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            Global Internship Program

   Immersion of UAE students in Silicon Valley:
   ► Work and cultural experience
   ► Immersion in Silicon Valley startup environment

   ► Program managed by Plug and Play



                    PHASE 1: Silicon Valley   PHASE 2: Silicon Valley
                        Immersion               Internship Program




                            1-2 weeks                 3-6 months




                           Introductory           Intern with a Silicon
                          workshops and             Valley high-tech
                             sessions                    startup


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            Startup Acceleration Program


                                         Fundraising            Mentorship


                        P&P
             Review   University          Plug and Play Accelerator               EXPO
                      Workshop

                                    Business                           Service
                                   Development                         Partners



                                                   Networking
                                                    Events




       ► 3-month stay for companies affiliated in PnP partnership program
       ► Physical space for startups to be supported

            > Plug and Play University Workshop
            > Mentorship/Coaching
            > Fundraising/ Business Development
            > Event exposure: EXPO series

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            The UAE on the Global Tech Map


   UAE Pavilion & Acceleration (in Silicon Valley)

                                                             Exposure
   ► UAE   Pavilion and Acceleration
     program for UAE/Arab companies
     at Plug & Play
                                          Funding
   ► Promote bilateral exchange of      Opportunities
                                                                              Acceleration

     innovative ideas and investment
     opportunities
   ► Increase access to US and global
     markets for UAE/Arab companies
     and increase success rates and             Business
                                                                        Mentorship
                                               Development
     investment potential



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          Plug and Play Platform – Localizing Int’l startups

      ►     Partner with corporate, government, university and other strategic allies
      ►     Form Plug and Play Platform (PPP Holding Co)
      ►     Identify relevant startups looking for expansion to sit on top of the platform
            • But lack funding, local know-how and/or regional mgmt team
      ►     Conduct Feasibility Study and Spin-off US and other portfolio companies into UAE and Arab
            Region
      ►     Enhance startup culture in local population
      ►     Create knowledge-based jobs and generate value
                                                 Localized Spin-offs




                                                              Local UAE Joint
                                                              Venture Partner



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      Plug and Play Middle East Ecosystem

Over time, our goal is to set up Plug and Play UAE as the region hub and
headquarters of Plug and Play Middle East, with start-ups ‘graduating’ from regional
PnP Tech Centers setting up their own global HQs in UAE:



                                                                 PnP
 PnP Middle East not only becomes                              Lebanon

 a landing platform for international           PnP Jordan

 start-ups into the region but a
 launching platform for regional
 start-ups globally.                         PnP
                                                             Plug and Play         PnP Qatar
                                           Palestine
                                                              Middle East
  The ‘back end’ of companies stays                             In UAE
  in the origin country while the ‘front      PnP
  end’ moves to UAE to expand their          Maghreb                             PnP Oman

  business and gain easier access to
  international markets.                               PnP Egypt
                                                                     PnP Saudi
                                                                      Arabia



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      Plug and Play UAE - Overview

                                        Role
   Accelerate and develop UAE and Arab start-ups
   Build the right ecosystem with Government, Corporate, Academic & VC partners
   Build local management team & advisory board to promote entrepreneurship culture
   Bridge UAE to Silicon Valley with Plug and Play resources
   Generate value through innovation




                      5 year Goals in line with UAE Vision
   UAE as global tech hub based in the Middle East
   UAE transition to a knowledge-based economy
   Foreign Direct Investment and skills transfer into the UAE tech sector
   UAE global standing enhanced thru UAE pavilion at PnP in the Valley
   100 startups invested worth $100M creating thousands of new knowledge-based
    jobs in the UAE and the region
                                             Thank You




                    Mohannad El-Khairy                    Saeed Amidi                          Jupe Tan
               Middle East Relations Manager             Founder & CEO                VP International Operations
            mohannad@plugandplaytechcenter.com   saeed@plugandplaytechcenter.com   jupe@plugandplaytechcenter.com


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