Over the past five years, Google has brought top startups from around the world to Silicon Valley to showcase their technology and meet investors and mentors.
The North American Demo Day features startups nominated by North America-based partners in the Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network.
Teams from 12 North American cities were picked by Google based on proven traction, team strength, sustainability, and growth potential in their market.
Thirteen startups will get to make their pitches in front of top-dollar investors on June 8 at Google Demo Day — an invitation-only event in San Francisco.
How much is at stake here?
Startups that have pitched at the past Demo Days have gone on to raise over $121 million and eight have been acquired by top companies from around the world, according to Google.
These are the teams:
Carbon Robotics: A San Francisco startup developing programmable robotic arms that automate manufacturing tasks.
CareAcademy: A Boston startup developing an online education platform that teaches caregivers to provide care to older adults.
GreenLight Medical: A Nashville, Tennessee startup developing cloud software that accelerates and optimizes decision-making for medical technology procurement.
IdealSpot: An Austin, Texas, startup developing a mapping tool that matches businesses to their ideal locations by identifying local demand.
Keatext: A Montreal startup developing AI technology that boosts customer satisfaction using insights gleaned from online comments.
Peanut Butter: A Chicago startup creating an employer tool intended to make it easy to offer student loan repayment as an employee benefit.
Pig.gi: A Mexican startup developing an app that delivers free web access in emerging markets by incentivizing interaction with mobile content.
Pilotly: A San Francisco startup developing a platform that enables content creators to gather feedback from target audiences.
PRSONAS: A Durham, North Carolina startup developing interactive holograms that help attract, automate, and analyze customer engagements.
Stackfolio: An Atlanta startup creating an online marketplace and data research platform to help institutions make strong trading decisions.
Step One Foods: A Minneapolis-based startup developing physician-formulated foods for healthier eating.
TritonWear: A Waterloo, Ontario firm working on a wearable device that helps improve athlete training and performance.
Waymark: A Detroit-based startup developing a tool for businesses to build high-quality marketing and digital ads in under 10 seconds.