Hoiio Embarks on their Acceleration Journey at Plug & Play Sunnyvale
This is a start of a series of guest posts by KC, who is the Founder and COO at Hoiio. Hoiio was recently awarded the People’s Choice Award at the inaugural Demo Asia held in Singapore early this year. As part of the award, Hoiio won a sponsored Plug & Play Acceleration Program in Sunnyvale, California. Follow them as they embark on their 3 month journey in the heart of Silicon Valley towards launching Hoiio API in the US market and success on a global stage.
Ever since my first encounter with Netscape in high school, I have been fascinated with Silicon Valley. From cool gadgets like Apple II to the catchy tunes of Yahoo!. From Pets.com to garage millionaires (billionaires nowadays), it is a place that makes me wonder and ignites my dreams.
Hence, when we recently won the DEMO Asia 2012 People’s Choice Award and collected our US$20,000 scholarships for the Plug And Play International Acceleration Program, it was like a dream came true. And in early April, we flew 13,642 km to San Francisco and drove 68 minutes to our new Sunnyvale office at Plug And Play Tech Center.
And that’s where we met some pretty cool people. The most interesting guy we met and heard from is Mr. Saeed Amidi. Here is the guy who incubated Google, Logitech and PayPal. And he is also currently an investor in many hot start-ups (e.g. Dropbox) in Silicon Valley.
Through the Plug And Play International Acceleration Program, we have officially launched Hoiio API for USA. Cheers =)
For more information on Hoiio API, please check out the links below:
Our story in Silicon Valley is only starting. Come see us in June Plug And Play Expo and see our progress over the 3 months Plug And Play Acceleration Program. Cheers.