Later today the first-ever White House Demo Day is taking place and a Canadian startup will be in the mix.
Unlike a private-sector Demo Day where entrepreneurs pitch funders, this White House event will demonstrate individuals’ and teams’ success stories that exemplify how the United States can “grow the pie” by including everyone their startup economy.
“The day will also lift up best practices from all sectors that are aimed at making sure that all entrepreneurs get a crack at success”.
The White House Demo Day will build on steps the Administration is already taking to empower a diversity of entrepreneurs from around the world to launch and scale innovative companies.
Canadian entrepreneur Sara Ahmadian has received a prestigious invitation to White House Demo Day. Ahmadian is a co-founder or Montreal’s Seamless Planet.
Seamless Planet is “global distribution system for experiences and things to do.” Co-founded by Ramin Hazegh and accelerated by FounderFuel, Seamless Planet is a big data startup manages the world’s largest inventory of travel experiences. Seamless Planet’s real-time distribution platform connects experience providers to online travel agencies, metasearch providers and daily deal sites.
In addition to President Barack Obama, a handful of famous investors will participate in the event including Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, and Daymond John.
Watch White House Demo Day live today at 2pm EST at www.whitehouse.gov/live and follow it on Twitter with hashtag #StartTheSpark.