from DION HENRICK in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – HEPSTAR, the Cape Town based start-up, has been selected to participate in the world’s largest start-up accelerator programme, Plug and Play, which is the active investment organisation in Silicon Valley.
Plug and Play has companies such as PayPal, Dropbox and Skytree in its prortfolio.
“We are really excited about this opportunity,” says Hepstar Chief Operations Officer, Claudia Snyman.
“With partners like Turkish Airlines, Carlson Wagolit, TUI Group, Lufthansa and jetBlue Technology Ventures, Plug and Play provides a great opportunity to showcase our capabilities to some of the largest players in the travel sector.”
Hepstar is a cutting-edge travel technology company revolutionising the travel insurance ancillary landscape and was amongst the top 20 start-ups handpicked for the program from over 1 000 applicants globally.
Plug and Play Tech Centre is a global innovation platform connecting startups to corporations and investing in over 100 companies every year.
Since inception in 2006, its programmes have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 10 countries and 20 cities providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley.
– CAJ News