Eric Shapiro • about 10 years ago
Healthcare.lov also violated the rules
FOUL! "Healthcare.love" cannot win, because they too violated the rules. Specifically: "Neither you nor any of your team members are an employee of salesforce.com or its RELATED COMPANIES as of September 1, 2013 or during the Hackathon;" (emphasis added)
Wait... let's look at the people who built Healthcare.love:
Victor Oliveros: Head of Product @ Taptera
Ian Fisher: CTO @ Taptera
Not a problem, right? Wrong, because SALESFORCE.COM IS AN OWNER OF TAPTERA! Yes, that's right. Salesforce OWNS part of Taptera. And that makes Taptera "a related company" of Salesforce. Don't believe they fit the definition of a "related company?" Here's the description: "What is a related company? A company in which another company makes a long-term capital investment in order to gain control or influence." (http://www.investorwords.com/10871/related_company.html)
So, there you have it... Winner #2 is no winner at all.
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