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Salesforce launches $60k comp for Aussie startups

By Sam Worthington, Thu 16 Feb 2017
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Salesforce for Startups is a global program designed to provide startups with access to Salesforce technology, tools and relevant expertise.

Launched at Dreamforce in 2014, the program has attracted more than 7,000 members in over 130 countries.

Today, Salesforce is calling for startups to enter its first ever PitchComp at the Salesforce World Tour Sydney event on Tuesday the 21st of March, 2017.

Sponsored by Salesforce for Startups and Salesforce Ventures, and powered by the RECESS platform, the competition will provide three startup finalists with the chance to win funding and mentorship.

This package includes:

  • Travel, accommodation and passes to Salesforce World Tour Sydney
  • The opportunity to present at Salesforce World Tour Sydney in front of some of Australia’s leading business and technology executives and leaders
  • An investment opportunity of up to $60,000 USD from Salesforce Ventures
  • Access to the Salesforce for Startups Portfolio Package

One winner will also have the opportunity to feature in the Salesforce brand campaign which includes a number of brand awareness opportunities throughout 2017.

PitchComp will be judged by three of Australia’s business luminaries. They are Steve Baxter an entrepreneur, Pip Marlow CEO at Suncorp and Annie Parker, CEO of Lighthouse Sydney.

The competition is open to all startups that are using or integrating with at least one Salesforce platform technology.

Robert Wickham, Regional Vice President of Innovation & Digital Transformation at Salesforce APAC, says they look forward to discovering Australia’s next great startup through PitchComp.

“It’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to test their idea with the best in the industry and secure the support, funding and exposure to take their business to the next level.”  

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