Episode #90: Silicon Valley in a Box
Curious what it is like inside a seed-stage accelerator focused on Future Technology? This week, we invite Scott Robinson into the studio, who is the founder partner and director of Plug and Play FinTech, the financial and security focused startup accelerator in partnership with Citi, USAA, Capital One, Intuit, and other corporations. Scott has worked with Plug and Play for the past two years managing a number of FinTech and Bitcoin related initiatives. Additionally, Scott is the founder of Plug and Play Bitcoin, the co-organizer of the world’s oldest Bitcoin Meetup and founder of the first nationally syndicated Bitcoin Job Fair.
Since the launch of the program in February 2015, Scott and his team have accelerated over 72 FinTech startups and has led numerous investments into the domain. So, the key criteria for potential startups is that they can stand the test of time and build upon the intriguing peer-to-peer network philosophy behind bitcoin’s distributed system.