Pittsburgh startup participates in Silicon Valley's Plug and Play

Monday, September 09

Silicon Valley-based early-stage investor Plug and Play Tech Center chose Pittsburgh-based BlastPoint Inc. as part of its fifth Energy and Sustainability Group, according to a news release. 

Plug and Play Tech Center is a corporate innovation platform that connects tech startups with large corporations. The three-month program allows BlastPoint Inc. to connect with companies like Siemens, ExxonMobil and PG&E. 

The predictive analytics startup creates interactive, customizable software that allows users to gather insights about people and places. During its time at Plug and Play, BlastPoint Inc. will study how its platform can inform return on investment to electrical vehicle charging, paperless billing and other energy efficiency programs. 

“Plug and Play offers a completely unique opportunity,” BlastPoint Inc. CEO and co-founder Alison Alvarez said in a prepared statement. “Connecting us with the largest multinational corporations in the world is priceless. Additionally, we will be working side-by-side with some of the best up-and-coming startups in the energy sector, and we are sure to learn a lot from each other.”