HR Tech October 10 - 13, 2023  | MANDALAY BAY | LAS VEGAS

Pitch Your NEW BIG IDEA at the
Premiere Pitchfest for HR Technologies

Pitchfest 2023

Sponsored by:



Who Can Apply for Pitchfest?

Any exhibiting HR Technology Conference startup can submit an application to participate in the Pitchfest, whether your idea is at the concept stage, is being piloted or if your company is already operating. We’re seeking innovative products and services from startups worldwide. All participants have an equal chance of winning.

Schedule and Format

Preliminary Rounds: Pitchfest Theater in the Expo Hall

October 10
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
October 11
10 - 11 a.m. and 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

In each round, ten participating companies will have three minutes to present, then two minutes to answer questions from the judges.

Of the ten companies presenting in each preliminary round, two from each round will be selected to advance to the Pitchfest final!

Final Round: Pitchfest Theater in the Expo Hall

Thursday, October 12 10 - 11 a.m.

Each of the six companies in the final round will have five minutes to present and two to three minutes to answer questions from the judges.


A unique panel of judges will be seated for each round, including the final round. Judges are selected from a broad range of backgrounds in HR technology. Judges’ input will be limited to questions asked of the participants and any comments made after each presentation.

Each round will also include audience voting. The audience vote will count for 30% of a participant’s final score and the judges’ votes will count for 70% of the final score. The total score earned by each company in the preliminary rounds will determine which six companies will advance to the finals.

Competition Prize Package

Winner's Prize Package

  • $30,000 prize donated by Randstad
  • 10' x 10' Booth Space at the 2024 HR Tech Conference

Sponsored by: Randstad


Application Submission Deadline:

Notification of Selection:
No later than August 18, 2023

If you have any questions please email Sharon Staehle at

Your Intellectual Property

Competitions of this type sometimes raise concerns about intellectual property rights. Please note that the HR Technology Conference is not able to protect or advise you on your intellectual property rights. The HR Technology Conference cannot and does not take any responsibility for protecting your rights. Also, note that the HR Technology Conference does not require non-disclosure or confidentiality requirements from those involved in the Pitchfest process. Applicants are solely responsible for protecting their intellectual property rights as related to applying and participation.

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