For the first time in Australia, the Salesforce World Tour featured a start-up pitch competition, where three early-stage startups building on Salesforce App Cloud pitched their company to a rockstar panel of judges including legendary investor and entrepreneur Steve Baxter, as well as Pip Marlow, CEO of Strategic Innovation at Suncorp, and Annie Parker, CEO of Lighthouse Sydney.

I was thrilled to host a pitch competition that had everything controversy, humble pie from Steve, probing questions from Pip, bucks, but ultimately this was all about raising the profile of the great local companies in our community and they all walked away with learnings and more interest in their solution, here is the full video on Salesforce live: