Plug and Play Tech Center opens in Dagestan

Plug and Play Tech Center opens in DagestanPlug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based global business incubator, has opened a new affiliate center in Dagestan, a region in Russia?s Northern Caucasus once known for its religious extremism

Plug & Play, a Silicon Valley-based global business incubator, has opened a new affiliate center in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan ? a praiseworthy initiative in a region in Russia?s Northern Caucasus more often in the news for political conflicts and religious extremism than for IT innovations. As East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported earlier this month, the Plug & Play Dagestan Center is located on the Dagestan State Technological University?s campus and plans to support 10-15 startups simultaneously. These projects receive a working space, mentors, legal advice, help with the search for funding, and the opportunity to present their projects to investors after six months. Finalists from the Dagestan center will then be selected by the Plug & Play International Advisory Council...