Plug and Play Topeka welcomes global startups to second 2021 session

In the near future, downtown Topeka, pictured here, will play host to startups participating in the city's Plug and Play program. For now, sessions remain virtual.

As plans to construct a downtown innovation campus move forward, Topeka continues to host — albeit virtually — a Plug and Play startup accelerator program focused on animal health and agricultural technology.

Plug and Play, which is based in Silicon Valley and partners with Topeka and local stakeholders to help some innovative startups grow, recently announced 10 startups from around the world have been chosen to participate in the second Plug and Play Topeka cohort of 2021.

“We are so excited to have 10 startups join the second batch of our animal health program in Topeka,” said Stephen Fay, Plug and Play’s director of corporate partnerships. “These are some of the most innovative startups we have seen in the region, and we are confident that they will bring some of the brightest ideas to the industry.”