We're just a few weeks away from Dreamforce '18, the world's largest software conference, and with it, our startup pitch competition called, Dreampitch, brought to attendees by T-Mobile for Business. The idea behind the Dreampitch competition is simple: three finalists deliver a five-minute pitch followed by five minutes of Q&A by a panel of all-star judges. No sweat, right? 

This year, we're taking it to the next level with a new semi-final round: The Ultimate Elevator Pitch. And soon, eight Dreampitch semi-finalists will fly to San Francisco to give their Ultimate Elevator Pitch in the time it takes to ride the elevator up to the top of the Salesforce Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. 

Three finalists will go on to pitch their startup on stage to a panel of legendary investors and business experts at Dreamforce and one winner will take home a $250,000 investment opportunity from Salesforce Ventures, a launch package from Salesforce AppExchange, a T-Mobile mobile solution package, and trip to the T-Mobile Tech Experience Center in Bellevue, Washington. 

So who are those eight semi-finalists? Check out their stories below and be sure to tune in to watch all eight pitches on Salesforce Live's Road to Dreamforce this September 11. 

Brickschain is a leader in bringing blockchain technology to the built world. Focusing on building great products with the industry, Brickschain is changing how facilities interoperate by building a protocol and capturing, organizing, and exchanging data to better manage every type of built asset. Brickschain's mission is to chronicle every building in the world during the course of construction and during the handover process. Even if the building has been in use for decades, Brickschain can capture a complete and comprehensive record. 

Carevoyance is a sales enablement platform for medical technology companies. We aggregate, clean, and continuously update healthcare data from hundreds of disparate sources to empower medtech commercial teams to design, launch, and measure sales and marketing campaigns. Leveraging their Salesforce AppExchange app, medtech companies can prospect more exactly, prioritize more successfully, commercialize more quickly, and get their treatments into the hands of more patients.

CarServ is the operating system for the automotive repair industry, powered by machine learning. Built on the Salesforce Platform, our enterprise-grade software solution helps auto repair facilities increase revenue and profitability while providing a high-quality experience for customers; all based on better data and insight around the repair process. With CarServ, repair facilities can utilize mobile devices to make their workflow and customer engagement more efficient. We strongly believe the repair model needs to be flipped because better operational and customer service drives revenue.

Companies need to move their vehicles every day. DRAIVER connects drivers directly to them. DRAIVER is a self-learning logistics platform that moves vehicles by planning, executing, and instructing drivers. Built entirely on the Salesforce Platform, DRAIVER saves companies time, money, and resources by continually optimizing routes and drivers. 

Health Hero
Health Hero provides smart omniversal health engagement experiences that are powerful, beautiful, and simple to deploy to patients and employees in seconds via the Salesforce Health Cloud. Patients and employees experience adaptable and automated calls, texts, and chat that result in improved medical adherence and reduced hospital re-admittance.

Hugo builds team collaboration software for meetings. By making meeting notes shareable and actionable across the organization, Hugo has enabled teams to cut meeting attendance by 40% while connecting the whole company to what customers are thinking and saying. Through integrations with Salesforce and other productivity apps that teams use every day, Hugo transforms meeting insights into action in real-time.

Radius8 is a localization platform that enables retailers to sell more to consumers by creating store-centric online experiences, and in-store experiences based on local digital demand. These experiences are now table stakes to meet today’s industry standards and consumer expectations, and allow you to improve profitability by increasing consumer engagement. Radius8 has integrations with both Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Salesforce Marketing Cloud.

Seva Coffee
Seva Coffee builds a new robotic AI coffee machine that is changing the coffee industry. Our machine starts with capsules of fresh unroasted green coffee beans and automatically roasts, grinds, and brews every cup exactly to your personal preferences, all at the touch of a button. The robotic system is simple to use with nothing to clean, and no waste since the capsules are made from natural plant fibers and fully compostable. Our Coffee Studio and Coffee Cloud, built on the Salesforce Platform, allows you to fully customize every cup like never before and enjoy the finest and freshest cup of coffee ever made.

Be sure to tune in to watch all eight pitches on Road to Dreamforce on September 11! And don't miss the final three on stage at Dreamforce '18 on September 26 to see who takes home the $250,000 investment from Salesforce Ventures.