Factor5 Wins $250,000 in Startup Competition; ClearSkye and Help-Full
are the Runners-up
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2017--
KNOWLEDGE®17 -– ServiceNow
(NYSE: NOW), today announced the winner and runners-up from more than
225 entries to CreatorCon
Challenge, a global competition for entrepreneurs to create the most
high-impact, services-rich business applications on the ServiceNow®
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ServiceNow today announced the winner and runners-up from more than 225 entries to CreatorCon Challenge, a global competition for entrepreneurs to create the most high-impact, services-rich business applications on the ServiceNow® platform. "Legends of Tech" judges, Om Malik, B.J. Lackland and David Webb selected the first-place winner Factor5, second-place winner ClearSkye, and third-place winner Help-Full. (From left to right: Om Malik; David Webb; Jon Whitmee of Factor5; Brian Clark of Factor5; John Donahoe, CEO of ServiceNow; Dominic Phillips, VP of ServiceNow Ventures; Pat Casey, SVP DevOps of ServiceNow; B.J. Lackland and Allan Leinwand, CTO of ServiceNow). (Photo: Business Wire)
of Tech" judges Om Malik, B.J. Lackland and David Webb selected
the first place winner Factor5, second place ClearSkye and third place
“Congratulations to Factor5 for delivering CourseLoop, a fantastic app
that wowed the judges in the cloud’s biggest contest this spring,” said
Allan Leinwand, CTO, ServiceNow. “The diversity of use cases addressed
by each of the contestant teams, plus the amazing level of business
value delivered by them in such a short period of time demonstrates that
anyone can automate any business process easily and quickly with The Now
Factor5 has won $250,000, ClearSkye has won $150,000 and Help-Full has
won $100,000 in cash investments plus more than $300,000 worth of
marketing and business development prizes from ServiceNow
Ventures™. The applications from each startup will be published to
Store and available for ServiceNow customers globally.
“The Now PlatformTM is ideal to easily create business
applications that deliver innovation to our customers, and the
ServiceNow Store enables us to efficiently distribute CourseLoop to
ServiceNow customers globally,” said Brian Clark, managing director,
Factor5. “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the winner of
ServiceNow’s CreatorCon Challenge."
Meet the CreatorCon Challenge Winners
First place: Factor5’s
CourseLoop provides flexible workflow management and a single “source of
truth” for university curriculum information management - eliminating
reliance on paper forms, spreadsheets and email. By automating manual
processes, universities improve time-to-market for new offerings, reduce
the administrative burden on students and staff and increase curriculum
design quality. CourseLoop allows academics to collaboratively design
curriculum in an integrated environment.
Second place: ClearSkye’s
Identity Lifecycle Management (ILM) for ServiceNow helps organizations
navigate towards a state of compliance, by managing any type of account,
across any type of environment. ILM maintains the lifecycle of accounts
and security groups in ServiceNow with documented approvals, owner
accountability and dashboard views into all types of environments. The
solution also automates creation and disabling of accounts and testing
of security controls, further streamlining operations.
Third place: Help-Full
makes enjoyable and affordable eldercare possible. It provides people
caring for aging parents with peace of mind when they can't be there and
respite when they need a break. It connects older adults with their
neighbors (including employees) to find fun, friendship and fulfillment.
Help-Full matches people of various ages and abilities, with common
interests and backgrounds, to enjoy time together.
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