HR Tech Innovation Summit October 9 - 10, 2023  | MANDALAY BAY | LAS VEGAS


Are you an HR or work tech company looking to raise capital? Are you actively looking for new HR or work tech investment opportunities? Look no further than HR and work tech’s deal-making event of the year: the inaugural Innovation Summit at the 2023 HR Technology Conference!

George LaRocque

“HR Tech has been the biggest investor event in the industry for years, attracting everyone from startups and angel groups to enterprise organizations and post-IPO investment banks … we’re creating a forum for the conversations already taking place and providing the organization, content and insights to optimize the experience for our participants. There is simply no other opportunity like this in the industry.”
George LaRocque, Innovation Summit Chair; Founder and Principal Analyst, WorkTech

Innovation Summit provides an unmatched opportunity to meet new partners and extend existing relationships.

Limited Spots Available

  • Closely network with key players advancing the HR and work tech innovation ecosystem
  • Explore new and innovative business models
  • Participate in, or observe, 15-minute pitches from leading-edge HR and work tech providers
  • Schedule 1-on-1 meetings with other Summit attendees
  • Get up to date with trends in HR and work tech venture capital and investment

  • Receive exclusive reports jam-packed with data and content from WorkTech (the industry’s leading and most comprehensive provider of data and reporting): 2023 VC and Growth Capital Investment, 2023 M&A with Contribution from Investment Bankers and Analysts; Market Trend Report; HR Tech Startup Show Guide

Opening Keynote
Work Tech Unveiled: Navigating the Global Landscape of HR Innovation

George LaRocque

Innovation Summit Chair; Founder and Principal Analyst, WorkTech

Monday, October 9
10 - 10:20 a.m.

As the global workforce undergoes unprecedented transformations, Work Tech has emerged as a critical enabler of HR innovation. George LaRocque will lead you on a journey through the evolution of the Work Tech and HR Tech market and share valuable insights into trends in market adoption, global investment and M&A activity that have shaped the landscape of this dynamic industry.

What to expect

Unleashing the Future of Work: Insights from Early-Stage Investors and Tech Founders in HR Tech and Work Tech

Jason Corsello

Founder and General Partner, Acadian Ventures

Bill Flip

Founder and Managing Director, Delancey Street Partners

Gareth Jones

Founding Partner Impact WorkTech Accelerator; CPO Thomas International

Caitlin MacGregor

CEO and CoFounder, Plum

Monday, October 9
10:25 - 10:55 a.m.

This panel discussion will delve into the intricacies of pre-Seed and Seed round investments, exploring the dynamic landscape of global HR Tech and Work Tech startups. Our esteemed panelists, featuring some of the most experienced early-stage investors and visionary founders in the HR Tech and Work Tech sectors, will share their insights and expertise on the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector. The investors will provide valuable perspectives on their investment strategies, criteria and due diligence processes when considering early-stage HR Tech and Work Tech startups. The founders will offer firsthand accounts of their journeys, highlighting the critical factors that influenced their success in raising pre-Seed and Seed rounds.

General Session
Unlocking Value:
Insights into Corporate Development and M&A in HR Tech and Work Tech

Doug Berg

Strategic Advisor, Exited Founder from ZapInfo and Jobs2Web Indeed

David Hain

CEO, Gotham Growth Group

Monday, October 9
4:20 - 5 p.m.

Step into the world of corporate development and M&A in the global HR Tech and Work Tech categories. This session brings together distinguished investors, bankers, advisors and founders who have successfully navigated the M&A landscape in these dynamic sectors to provide unparalleled insights into the strategies, trends and best practices driving successful corporate development and M&A activities in the HR Tech and Work Tech domains. From strategic partnerships to acquisitions and exits, the discussion will delve into the intricacies of deal-making, valuation considerations and integration challenges.

What to expect

Navigating the Future of HR Tech: Insights from Talent Acquisition Platform Global CEOs

Daniel Chait

CEO, Greenhouse Software

Mike DeSimone

CEO, SmartRecruiters

Pete Lamson

CEO, Jobvite

Al Smith


Tuesday, October 10
9 - 9:40 a.m.

An unprecedented gathering of esteemed CEOs from the world's most influential talent acquisition platforms will delve into various aspects that define the current state of the market, explore challenges faced by the industry and share insights into their respective companies' performance during the COVID-19 pandemic and prevailing economic uncertainties.

Key Discussion Points
Check out our Demystifying Work Tech Investment Webinar
Innovation Summit Schedule At-A-Glance
Monday | October 9
Opening Keynote 10 - 10:20 a.m.
Panel Discussion 10:25 -
10:55 a.m.
Technology Presentations 11 - 11:15 a.m.
Technology Presentations 11:20 - 11:35 a.m.
One-on-One Meetings 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Networking Lunch 12:10 - 1:15 p.m.
Technology Presentations 1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Technology Presentations 1:35 - 1:50 p.m.
One-on-One Meetings 2 - 2:20 p.m.
Technology Presentations 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Technology Presentations 2:45 - 3 p.m.
One-on-One Meetings 3:10 - 3:30 p.m.
Technology Presentations 3:45 - 4 p.m.
Technology Presentations 4:05 - 4:20 p.m.
General Session 4:20 - 5 p.m.
Networking Reception 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday | October 10
Networking Breakfast 8 - 9 a.m.
Panel Discussion 9 - 9:40 a.m.
Technology Presentations 9:45 - 10 a.m.
Technology Presentations 10:05 - 10:20 a.m.
One-on-One Meetings 10:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Technology Presentations 11 - 11:15 a.m.
Technology Presentations 11:20 - 11:35 a.m.
Closing Remarks 11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
attendees in session

Who should attend?

Limited Spots Available
HR and Work Tech Innovators

  • Startups of all stages – Pre-Seed, Seed, A, B, C and beyond
  • Scale-ups of all stages
  • Publicly traded firms and firms planning to go public
  • Any work tech provider with an innovative product that would like to expand its network of progressive HR buyers and investors focused on work tech
  • Corp Development and Strategists
  • Tech provider partner executives
  • Corporate Development, Strategy, and M&A Leaders


  • Accelerators and Incubators
  • Angel Groups
  • Angel Investors and Individual Investors
  • Banks and Government Agencies
  • Corporate Investors
  • Family Offices
  • IPO/Post-IPO Investment Banks
  • Venture Capital Firms

HR Leaders

  • Interested in the opportunity to be involved in the development of new technology for HR
  • Passionate about having a part in ushering in the next wave of technology innovation
  • Focused on seeing the next wave of HR tech as it enters the market
  • From companies of all sizes






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