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  August 10th, 2015 | Written by

U.S. Entrepreneurs Showcased at White House Event

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  • Export Abroad helps U.S. manufacturers compete with software that navigates international trade.
  • Astrobotic Technology is a lunar logistics company that delivers payloads to the moon.
  • Partpic helps companies find replacement parts with image recognition and machine learning technologies.

President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Demo Day last week, focused on entrepreneurship, and welcoming startup founders from across the country to showcase their innovations.

Among the companies highlighted at the event, Export Abroad helps U.S. manufacturers compete globally.  The company’s software platform helps companies navigate international trade and increase sales by providing global market research, curated leads, and customer management tools.

Astrobotic Technology gives logistics a new wrinkle. The company is a lunar logistics company that delivers payloads to the moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits, and individuals. The company has strong commercial partnerships, 8 contracts, and dozens of customer negotiations for upcoming missions.

Partpic, an Atlanta-based startup, helps companies and individuals find replacement parts. The company combines image recognition and machine learning technologies to transform the industrial supply industry, a $570 billion annual market worldwide. With Partpic, customers simply snap a picture of the part they want to replace and automatically receive product name, specifications, and supplier information.

BlueOak harvests the precious metals out of old smartphones and TVs. Every day, U.S. consumers throw away enough cell phones to blanket 50 football fields, noted the company’s founder, Privahini Bradoo.

Wearless Tech Inc. makes smart baby monitor that can track a baby’s vital signs using only a video camera. The company developed a patent-pending product that uses computer vision and cloud-based data analytics to track a baby’s heart rate, respiration, and skin temperature from a distance.

Lisa Laughner founded Go Electric in 2011 with three employees and a $3 million contract to build a micro grid for a Marine Corps base in Hawaii. Four years later, the company’s LYNC technology integrates solar, wind, generators, and batteries and optimizes those energy resources to deliver energy services that stabilize the grid and ensure businesses and government organizations have secure, low-cost power 24/7.