OpenKey Selected by Plug and Play Innovation Platform

OpenKey Selected by Plug and Play Innovation Platform

Leader in mobile key access identified for Accelorator Program 


DALLAS (March 23, 2017) – Plug and Play, the world’s largest startup accelerator announced today it’s selection of OpenKey for membership in the Travel & Hospitality Innovation Platform. OpenKey is the industry standard for mobile key access in hotels. Plug and Play connects corporations, startups and investors, helping all parties thrive through investments, pilots and acquisitions. For this program, Plug and Play vetted more than 800 startups and selected OpenKey as one of only 22 companies for the program. OpenKey will be joining a 12-week program focused on Travel & Hospitality, offering business development and networking.

“We are honored to be part of this elite group of innovators and entrepreneurs. This is an amazing opportunity for OpenKey to showcase our bold thinking and to connect with the innovative Plug and Play corporate partners,” said TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey.

The program, which kicks off this month, will bring OpenKey executives to Plug and Play’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, along with corporate partners, VCs and mentors. The program will conclude with a graduation June 6-8, 2017 at the Plug and Play Summer Summit.

OpenKey, the leader in universal mobile key access for the hospitality industry, will be one of a handful of travel companies represented. OpenKey is available to download in  the iTunes and Google Play stores.

About OpenKey

Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey’s platform providing efficiency, convenience and cost savings. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by several of the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit

About Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 150 companies every year.  Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 22 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. Companies in our community have raised over $5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk.


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