Colorado-based startup Pipeline,
an artificial intelligence (AI) SaaS (News - Alert) platform engineered to stop
unconscious bias in the workplace, today announced it has joined the
Salesforce Accelerate program. The program includes 18 startups in total
and kicked off on January 31, 2018.
"For Salesforce Accelerate, we look for organizations with visionary
leaders who not only define the business opportunity, but who also see
the cultural or market need for change. Pipeline's platform addresses a
true market need by developing a solution that aims to close the gender
equity gap," said Ludovic Ulrich, head of Salesforce for Startups.
Salesforce Accelerate is a three-month program to inspire startups and
partners across the globe to accelerate market introduction of
AppExchange apps. As a Salesforce Accelerate participant, Pipeline will
benefit from regular virtual programming and in-person workshops at key
points in the journey. Additionally, the program is designed to share
expert insights, development and go-to-market best practices for the
AppExchange and provide the necessary support to help onboard a new
partner into the Salesforce ecosystem.
"By participating in Accelerate, Pipeline has a unique opportunity to
collaborate with Salesforce to aim to fix workplaces plagued by gender
inequity," said Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline. "Salesforce not only set one
of the first examples of understanding and addressing the complex issue
of workplace gender inequity from an internal standpoint, it also
created an accelerator program that is flexible and accommodating to
varying schedules and situations - which means it's both inclusive and
accessible. Entrepreneurs with great ideas come in all genders, have
diverse personal experiences and hail from a wide range of locations and
backgrounds - and all deserve the opportunity to learn, grow and
succeed. Salesforce is empowering us to do just that."
As the first Colorado startup accepted to the Salesforce Accelerate
program, Pipeline has been recognized by Colorado state government and
business leaders as an asset to the local community and economy.
"Pipeline is helping to create a cultural shift in Colorado by
disrupting the status quo of workforce management and meaningfully
quantifying the gender equity of businesses," said Erik Mitisek, Chief
Innovation Officer, State of Colordo. "We are proud that this great
company was founded right here in Colorado, a state that embraces the
values that Pipeline embodies."
Pipeline enables companies to realize the economic gains from closing
the gender equity gap. The platform interfaces with Human Capital
Management (HCM) and CRM systems to intercept human capital decisions -
such as hiring and pay - before they're made. At these decision points,
Pipeline's solution makes a recommendation toward gender equity,
measuring the projected increase in revenue of the recommendation and
tracking that value over time. Pipeline has determined that this
economic value is significant, based on their original and soon-to-be
released research across over 4,000 companies in 29 countries. The
research indicates that for every 10 percent increase in an
organization's gender equity, there is a one to two percent increase in
revenue - an insight that is expected to be a changemaker for the global
However, while the potential for a one to two percent increase in
revenue fortifies the existing case for gender equity in the workplace,
many businesses still have the opportunity to take further decisive
"According to Salesforce's
research, only 25 percent of business professionals believe their
employers care about closing the gender pay gap, and only 36 percent
believe their employers are actively working to be more diverse," said
Roy. "With Salesforce in our corner, Pipeline will change those numbers."
Additional information about the Salesforce Accelerate program and a
full list of 2018 startups included alongside Pipeline can be found here.
To learn more about Pipeline, please visit www.pipelineequity.com.
Salesforce, Salesforce Accelerate, and others are trademarks of
Salesforce.com (News - Alert), inc.
Pipeline is a Denver-based technology company that increases financial
performance of companies through closing the gender equity gap.
Pipeline's proprietary SaaS platform uses artificial intelligence to
assess, address and action against the gender biases costing
the U.S. alone $2 trillion. This issue is not just about good sense,
this is about dollars. Big dollars that turn heads to create social
change. For more information, visit PipelineEquity.com,
on Facebook (News - Alert), follow @PipelineEquity
on Twitter (News - Alert), and follow @PipelineEquity
on LinkedIn (News - Alert).
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