Introducing HR TECH DEN – a new competition from HR Tech Summit 2018 designed to find Canada’s next HR tech start-up superstar.

Hundreds of HR Tech start-ups will be whittled down to just eight finalists who will each get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pitch their solutions to a panel of judges. Whether it’s a new product innovation, a new business development or new cutting edge HR technology, we’ll see the best and brightest start-ups hit the main stage and give the pitch of their career – streamed to thousands of investors and philanthropists worldwide!

Eventually one deserving winner who will seize the ultimate prize – a $20k marketing campaign in HRD Magazine and HRM Online.

HR Tech Den is part of HR Tech Summit’s Disruption Zone: the essential new platform for start-ups to communicate with influencers and decision makers, gain wider visibility in the tech industry, and elevate their business potential in an instant.

Don’t want to be unnoticed? Take notice of HR Tech Den, exclusive to HR Tech Summit 2018.

2018 Tech Den Judge

Krista Jones
Managing Director of Work & Learning


Enter our submission portal for rules, regulations and eligibility.

How it works:

1. Nominate your startup company by May 30, 2018

Interested startups can apply for the contest by nominating themselves at the link below, to explain their business model and answer the following questions:

1) How are you being disruptive within the HR technology space?
2) What is your unique value proposition/advantage within the HR industry?
3) What is your long-term plan with your solution/service?

2. Finalists Announced

Five finalists will be chosen by HRD Magazine’s editorial team based on their answers to the above questions. The five finalists will be graded on a 10-point scale system for each answer, and the startups with the highest number of points will be chosen to take part in the competition on June 26th, 2018 at the HR Tech Summit.

3. The Pitch

Five finalists will be invited to the main stage at HR Tech Summit and in front of 1000 + event attendees will each be given three minutes to pitch their solutions to a panel of judges and investors, who will then be given two minutes to cross examine.

4. The Prize

The winner will receive a 20k marketing campaign from HRD Magazine/HRM Online publication circulation reach of 30k+ HR professionals across Canada and the opportunity of getting funded by one of the investors. The five finalists will also receive a complementary 12-month subscription to HRD Magazine.

5. Eligibility criteria

Participation eligibility criteria for startups: Canadian independent/non-affiliated companies that are three years old or under as of June 26, 2018. The solutions/services must have a direct impact on HR/people functions within organizations and must include a technological element/component to their business models.

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