Irish start-ups FoodCloud and Webio have been selected as two of sixteen global start-ups to participate in Blackbox Connect programme in Silicon Valley, California.

FoodCloud is a social enterprise that connects business with surplus food with charities through an innovative software platform. Webio is a company that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to streamline inbound and outbound customer communications across channels.

Blackbox Connect, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs aims to link high growth potential companies from across the globe with the Silicon Valley Network. This is the fifth year in a row that Irish companies have been chosen to partake. The Irish companies were nominated by Dogpatch Labs, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Startups With Google team.

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