Sylvia Benavidez

Head of Studio

Biography

Sylvia Benavidez

Head of Studio

Sylvia Benavidez spent nine years as an integration manager at Google, helping newly acquired startups such as Android adjust to life within the search giant.

As Head of Studio, Sylvia helps support the startups throughout their one- to two-year stay at Playground. “The concept is, they onboard, plug in, and start building cool stuff,” she says.

From equipment to introductions Sylvia makes sure everyone at Playground has what they need.

“The culture of having fun and living, working and playing,” in Silicon Valley, says Sylvia, “I was exposed to that at a very young age.”

Her mother was an assembly line technician at game maker Atari, and Sylvia spent many a summer day at its free family arcade.

“I want to share my experience and knowledge,” she says. Playground has “a great team and forum to be able to do that with.”


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