Startups in cities all around the world are building incredible, innovative companies, but many lack access to the robust investment opportunities of Silicon Valley. Google recognizes that innovation is alive and well far beyond the confines of a few cities.
Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day aims to help with that problem. The unique pitch event focuses on highlighting top companies located outside areas with highly developed venture capital markets.
In April 2014, Google hosted its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day featuring top startups from across North America including Vancouver’s Mojio.
At the event AOL cofounder Steve Case surprised the crowd – not to mention the 10 participating startups – when he announced that he would be investing $100,000 into each of the startups that presented at the event.
They’re doing it again this year and two Canadian companies have been selected for the cohort of companies going to Silicon Valley to pitch for investors – Waterloo’s Sweet Tooth and Montreal’s Seamless Planet.
Sweet Tooth lets small and medium-sized eCommerce store owners create their own customer loyalty program within minutes. FounderFuel accelerated Seamless Planet is a Channel Management System for independent travel companies.
Good luck to them both on April 2nd!