What would you do with $250,000 in your pocket and access to global
sales & marketing support? Would you launch the company you’ve
always dreamed of starting? Software developers, tech entrepreneurs
and early-stage independent software vendor (ISV) startups – we’re
inviting you to compete in the third annual CreatorCon
CreatorCon is ServiceNow’s
global competition for entrepreneurs to create new apps on the Now
Platform™. The platform enables developers to quickly build powerful
enterprise apps to connect people and processes. Each year, the
CreatorCon Challenge continues to draw more developers to compete to
build a successful business on the Now Platform. Last
year’s winners joined a high-growth ecosystem of 400+
applications in the ServiceNow
Contestants will compete for:
Market opportunity —ServiceNow is the fastest growing $2B+
enterprise software company in the world, winning apps will have
the potential to reach decision makers in IT, HR, CSM, Security,
and lines of business at enterprises all around the world.
Global distribution channels —Winning apps will be sold in
ServiceNow Store , where more than 3,000 ServiceNow
customers have purchased or downloaded at least one app since its
launch in 2015.
- An opportunity for three finalists to
pitch on-stage at Knowledge19 in front of a panel of “Legends of
- Flights and hotels for Knowledge19 (reserved
- Showcase in the CreatorCon Developer Hub
at Knowledge19 for up to ten startups
Turning Entrepreneurial Vision Into Reality – Fast
CreatorCon Challenge has a proven track record of helping
entrepreneurs launch and grow their company. The 2017 first-place
winner, Factor5™ continues to
find success, now with five of Australia’s largest universities as
customers, including Monash University and Murdoch University. Not
impressed yet? They also have series A funding underway!
2018 first-place winner, SalesWon , has already landed
several new accounts and are establishing market traction, “100%
from the visibility we gained from CreatorCon Challenge” according
to Jared Crowder, CEO.
As the two previous winners are
demonstrating, the CreatorCon Challenge is a golden opportunity for
visionary entrepreneurs to rapidly
turn their ideas into marketplace reality on the Now
Meet Your Judges
We are pleased to welcome back our
three “Legends of Tech” judges for the CreatorCon Challenge, Fred
Luddy, Om Malik and BJ Lackland. Joining this panel for the first
time ever is venture capitalist, Glenn Solomon. These talented
individuals have tremendous experience in spotting and nurturing
developers and startup talent.
For the second year in a row, our
founder and chairman Fred Luddy will join as a judge. When Fred
founded ServiceNow in 2004, he envisioned a world where anyone could
create workflows that worked for—not against—them. He served as
Chief Product Officer until 2016 and was our true
Back as a judge for the third year in a row,
founder of GigaOM, Om Malik, is known throughout the industry for
his passion, hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. For years, Om
worked as a technology journalist at prestigious publications,
including Forbes, Red Herring and Business 2.0. He is currently a
partner at True Ventures.
Also back for the third year in a row, BJ
is the CEO of Lighter Capital, a financial technology company
investing in early stage software, SaaS, and tech services
businesses. He’ll lend his startup world expertise lense to help
choose the winner and runners-up.
Glenn will join the panel of judges for the first time this
year. A Managing Partner at GGV Capital, Glenn has been a VC for 21
years, the last 13 with GGV Capital. Glenn has a passion for working
with early stage and growth startups and is at his best when serving
as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and management teams who are
endeavoring to build great companies. Glenn has been named a member
of the Forbes Midas List five times in his career.
Ready to unleash your entrepreneur?
Entry period begins today through March 8, 2019. Shortlist winners
will be announced in March, with finalists notified in April.
Finalists will pitch on stage and the winner will be selected at
ServiceNow’s Knowledge19 Conference in May .
Click here for more details on the challenge and how to