ServiceNow Unveils the Winners of Venture Funding in CreatorCon Challenge

Factor5 Wins $250,000 in Startup Competition; ClearSkye and Help-Full are the Runners-up

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)

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ORLANDO, Fla.--()--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® platform.

"Legends of Tech" judges Om Malik, B.J. Lackland and David Webb selected the first place winner Factor5, second place ClearSkye and third place Help-Full.

“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 Platform.”

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 the ServiceNow 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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Release Summary

ServiceNow today announced the winners of the CreatorCon Challenge, a global competition for entrepreneurs to create the most high-impact, services-rich business.

Contacts

ServiceNow
Media Contact:
Joanne Blum, 310-489-7278
press@servicenow.com
or
Investor Contact:
ir@servicenow.com