Meet the Finalists of Cloud’s Biggest Contest This Spring – CreatorCon Challenge

Startups Compete to Build Business Applications at Lightspeed

CreatorCon Challenge finalists race to the finish line.

 The race is on!  Out of more than 225 entries, the CreatorCon Challenge is down to three finalists.

CreatorCon Challenge is ServiceNow’s global competition for entrepreneurs to create the most high-impact, services-rich business applications on our platform.  Up for grabs is $500,000 in cash investments plus more than $300,000 worth of marketing and business development prizes from ServiceNow Ventures.

During March, ServiceNow flagged the best submissions.  Nine of those competed in a live pitch, highlighted their business proposition, their application and why ServiceNow should consider investing.

Congratulations to our three finalists!: ClearSkye, Factor5 and Help-Full.

These startups will compete on stage to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, immediately following the CreatorCon keynote on Thursday, May 11 at Knowledge17 in Orlando, Fla.

Om Malik and our other distinguished “Legends of Tech” judges will select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  The three winning applications will be published to the ServiceNow Store and available for lightspeed delivery to ServiceNow customers globally.

Clear Skye’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.




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.

Help-Full makes enjoyable and affordable eldercare possible.  It provides employees caring for aging parents with peace of mind when they can’t be there and respite when they need a break. We connect older adults with their neighbors (including your 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.

Congratulations to the finalists and a hearty thank you to all the startups and developers who participated in the Challenge.


Allan Leinwand
Allan Leinwand has built a reputation for managing the world’s most demanding clouds – in B2B and B2C. He is the chief technology officer at ServiceNow responsible for building and running the ServiceNow Enterprise Cloud – the second largest enterprise cloud computing environment on the planet. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and guiding the long-term technology strategy for the company. Before joining ServiceNow, Leinwand was chief technology officer – Infrastructure at Zynga, Inc. where he was focused on building one of the largest consumer cloud computing environments used in the delivery of the company’s social games to more than 80 million players daily. He got his start as a cloud pioneer at Cisco before “cloud computing” was a term and the idea of accessing applications from anywhere was still very new. In addition to expertise in running large enterprise cloud computing environments, he also provides expertise in software engineering, quality engineering and product-market fit to companies including Spoke, Inc.; Bulletproof 360, Inc.; MapAnything, Inc.; Founders Circle Capital; and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He is a Board member of Marin Software. Leinwand has served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he taught computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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