October Coffee Club with Plug and Play

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. CT

Engineering Education and Research Center (EER) – Texas Innovation Center – 2nd Floor, 2.518

Coffee Club brings faculty, staff, graduate students, and researchers together from across campus to talk about translational research projects, disclosed discoveries, and emerging technologies, and to meet other potential startup collaborators. A time where Longhorn Tech Nation innovators network and learn more about UT Austin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Coffee and light bites provided.

Plug and Play catalyzes technological advancement by connecting blue chip corporations with the brightest startups across the globe. Come learn about the company’s accelerator program and investment thesis.

Kevin Parakkattu is a Partner at Plug and Play (PNP), where he is leading PNP’s expansion into Texas, first with the new office at Plug and Play Cedar Park. Kevin is a seasoned venture capital investor having lead seed and early-stage investments in over 40 companies including companies like BigID, MANSCAPED (filed for $1b SPAC), Madison Reed, Naadam, ZigZag Global (acq’d Global Blue) and others.  Kevin also co-manages PNP’s Future Commerce Fund where he works closely with the fund’s corporate LPs and over 10 portfolio companies. Prior to PNP, Kevin was an investment analyst at Centripetal Capital and a cofounder of a custom apparel company.