At Salesforce, we love seeing startups grow into successful businesses and are committed to helping them every step along the way. Our dedication to fostering innovation is evident through several important initiatives, including Trailhead, the AppExchange Partner Program and Salesforce Ventures. 

Trailhead enables anyone to learn how to develop apps on the Salesforce platform, while the AppExchange Partner Program is designed to help them build, grow and take that app to market. As they grow they may attract the attention of investors, including Salesforce Ventures, Salesforce’s strategic venture arm that can help build credibility and accelerate growth even further.

This is why we are thrilled to add yet another opportunity for startups to this list: Dreampitch, a contest designed to showcase great startups built on Salesforce, will be coming to TrailheaDX on June 29. Our first Dreampitch was a huge success at Dreamforce 2016, and now we’re doing it again — and searching for the next group of startups to take the stage this summer for a chance to secure funding, gain exposure and receive insightful feedback from a panel of experts. Here’s what you need to know to get involved.

How can my startup participate in Dreampitch?

If your startup’s technology stack is built on or integrates with the Salesforce Platform (Lightning, or Heroku), we want to hear from you. Applications need to be submitted by June 2, 2017 to be considered for an opportunity to be one of our three finalists.

On June 29, the three finalists selected will pitch their startup onstage at TrailheaDX in front of thousands of attendees and a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and business experts. This panel will choose one winner to receive a $50,000 investment from Salesforce Ventures.

What do I receive if I am a finalist?

If you become one of the three Dreampitch finalists, you will receive:

  • An opportunity to receive a $50,000 USD investment from Salesforce Ventures

  • Two 2017 TrailheaDX passes

  • Airfare and hotel accommodations for up to 2 presenters

  • Participation bragging rights

What is the fine print?

To qualify for Dreampitch, your startup must fit the following criteria:

  • Your technology stack is built on or integrates with the Salesforce Platform (Lightning, or Heroku)

  • Company must be based and authorized to work in the United States

  • Total cash funding received to date < $2,000,000 USD

  • Current gross revenue >$100,000 annual run rate (based on company’s gross revenue from its most recent quarter, multiplied by four (4))

  • You are an independent legal entity (LLC, S corp or C corp)

  • Meet the eligibility criteria as described in the Official Rules

  • You comply with the Official Rules

Applications close on June 2, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM, so apply soon!

The 2017 Salesforce Dreampitch at TrailheaDX Contest entry period begins on May 15, 2017 8:00:00 am PT and ends on June 2, 2017 at 11:59:59 pm PT. Offer to participate available only for those entrants that meet the eligibility criteria as set forth in the Official Rules. Restrictions apply.