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With thousands of attendees, hundreds of thousands of online views, seven incredible winners from across the globe and $800,000 invested so far, our startup pitch competition Dreampitch has become a worldwide favorite in the Salesforce Ohana. After all, there’s nothing more exciting and inspirational than turning the spotlight on some of the most innovative new startups — and watching them pitch their vision to a panel of all-star judges.

 


This year we're taking Dreampitch to the next level, with a new semi-final round, The Ultimate Elevator Pitch. A few weeks before Dreamforce, eight semifinalists will join us in San Francisco to pitch their company in the time it takes to ride up to the 61st Floor of the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Think of it as the most epic elevator ride of your life.

Three finalists will go on to pitch their startup on stage to a panel of legendary investors and business experts at the world's largest software conference — Dreamforce, attracting over 120,000+ attendees and 15+ million online viewers. One winner will take home a $250,000 investment opportunity from Salesforce Ventures.

We're excited to partner with T-Mobile for Business whose core philosophy is based on challenging convention and disrupting business norms just like the innovative startups that participate in Dreampitch. Not only will the winner take home a $250,000 investment from Salesforce Ventures but they'll also receive a T-Mobile mobile solution package and trip to the T-Mobile Tech Experience Center in Bellevue, Washington where they'll have time with a T-Mobile senior leader and film a business testimonial that will be promoted via T-Mobile for Business social and web channels.

As an early stage startup, every opportunity to showcase your company to potential customers, partners and investors is critical. And the opportunity to pitch to legendary investors and industry experts is an invaluable way to increase brand recognition and receive insightful feedback. Just take it from last year's Dreampitch at Dreamforce winner Sara Rodell, the CEO & Founder of Loop & Tie: “Win or lose, being on that stage is a fantastic opportunity for startups to reach new customers. It's the best credentialing I could ask for.”

 

How can my startup participate in Dreampitch?

If your startup’s technology stack is built on or integrates with the Salesforce Platform (Lightning, Force.com or Heroku), we want to hear from you.

Apply online between July 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. PT and July 29, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT in order to be considered. Once the eligible applications have been reviewed, eight semifinalists will be chosen.

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

  • Your technology stack has been built on or integrates with the Salesforce Platform (Lightning, Force.com or Heroku)
  • Company must be based in and authorized to work in the United States
  • Aggregate cash funding of entity is less than $7,000,000 USD since formation
  • Current gross revenue is more than $25,000 on an annual run rate basis (calculated using company’s gross revenue from its most recent fiscal quarter, multiplied by four (4))
  • You are an independent legal entity (LLC or C corp) domiciled in the US
  • Meet the eligibility criteria as described in the Official Rules
  • You comply with the Official Rules

Are you ready to share those ideas and pitch your game-changing business? If you want your opportunity to pitch and your shot at a $250,000 investment from Salesforce Ventures, apply now. Applications close on July 29, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM, so apply soon. Ready, set, #Dreampitch!

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest runs 7/10/18 at 8:00 a.m. PT to 7/29/18 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Restrictions apply. Offer to participate only valid for those entrants that meet the eligibility criteria as set forth in the Official Rules