Sercante is a proud woman-owned business — and our team would love to see the number of women and minority-owned businesses grow.
We’ve joined forces with the girl bosses at Spekit, TaskRay, and CloudGiants to promote just that via the first annual Diversity at Dreamforce Scholarship. We are so excited to help support this and give back to a community that has given us so much.
Read on to learn more about this unique opportunity and who’s eligible to apply.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 23rd, 2019
But First, Why Women & Minority Businesses in the Ecosystem Matter
Diversity in the broader Salesforce ecosystem is incredibly important, because it ultimately leads to better customer outcomes.
This could be a blog post all its own — but a diverse population of founders means a greater diversity in ideas, solutions, and encourages a broader and more accessible pipeline for talent.
Salesforce has been an outstanding leader in encouraging diversity and equality among its employees, suppliers, customers and partners. But guess what? There aren’t that many women-owned and minority Salesforce businesses… yet.
Some eye opening stats to consider:
- Only 2% of women-owned businesses cross the threshold to $1M
- Less than 1% of venture capital goes to minority-founded startups each year.
- 88% of women-owned businesses never make over $100K
About the Scholarship
We want to change those numbers — and to help with that effort, we’re are offering an opportunity to under-represented rockstar business owners to apply for the chance to accelerate their business with a fully sponsored booth at Dreamforce.
Yes, you heard that right. The lucky winner will receive:
Dreamforce Trailhead Booth
Valued at $30,000
- Turnkey Booth Kiosk
- Lead Retrieval Device
- 2 Full Conference Passes
- 2 Booth Staff Passes
- Exposure to 170,000+ Attendees
Not only are we offering this incredible opportunity to have booth of your very own but we are also offering a potentially even more valuable resource: real-life advice from other women who have been there in the trenches already.
In addition to the booth, the co-sponsors are offering:
One-On-One Advisory Sessions
Valued at $25,000
- Product Strategy
- Demand Gen & Pipeline
- Customer Journey Analytics
- Launching at Dreamforce
- Building a Strong Culture
Why the Focus on Dreamforce?
Dreamforce is the biggest tech event of the year and offers an opportunity unlike any other for smart start-ups to set themselves up for success by launching their business into the ecosystem.
Our friends over at Spekit know this first hand, as they themselves were propelled into a rapidly growing success track by launching at Dreamforce last year.
How to Apply
Applying for this amazing opportunity to skyrocket your business couldn’t be easier. You can qualify for consideration for the scholarship in 3 easy steps:
- Check out the scholarship website and make sure your business meets the qualification guidelines
- Fill out the quick and easy 7-step application
- Record your pitch about why you should win and share your story with us
Monday, September 23, 2019
We can’t wait to hear from all of you about the cool things that you’re working on! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or comments, and be sure to share this great opportunity with anyone else who you feel is who may need a boost to get their company kicked-off the right way.