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Day 85 - TNW's top 5 picks following Silicon Valley Demo Day

On the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, nine companies gathered in a room and presented their product and ideas to a room filled with investors.  It was the culmination of a 13-week program as part of theSpringboard Mobile Accelerator, a London-based program that focuses on mobile companies seeking to make it big in the market.  Participants came from all around the world, including from South Korea, Shanghai, Romania, Berlin, London, and Silicon Valley.

Throughout their journey, TNW has been following along and each week we’ve shared a video of their progress (you have been watching it, right?). Working out of Google’s campus in London, England, each startup received intense coaching from a group of advisors while having to work hard to make their ideas come true. In the end, each company presented to over 150 investors in London, 100 investors in New York, and now faced another group in Silicon Valley — all within a five-day cycle.

Similar to Y Combinator and Techstars, Springboard seeks to help companies get their footing. Companies receive a £15,000 investmentfrom the accelerator in exchange for 6% of the business.

So in the final days of this season’s program, we take a look at some of the best companies that presented at the Silicon Valley edition of the Springboard Demo Day.