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Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations.

Topeka and Shawnee County are cultivating a world-class animal health ecosystem and Plug and Play is helping us become the center of innovation. Plug and Play is pairing Silicon Valley tech with the region’s industry leading research & development, skilled workforce, and animal health companies to turn Topeka into the innovation hub of the Midwest. Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’re present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we’ve invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit

The Topeka Animal Health Accelerator, announced in 2020 is supported by founding partners Cargill, Bimini, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.


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Topeka innovation success stories

Topeka is made up of doers – innovators who see a problem as just another challenge to overcome. Our community of entrepreneurs and innovators have stepped up during the COVID-19 outbreak to fight back. They have retooled their factories to create hand sanitizers and masks, while others are sourcing 3D blueprints to print masks from home. These stories are those of people looking out for each other.