HR Tech Conference Announces Pitchfest Participants

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With the HR Technology Conference & Exposition® coming up next month, the conference organizers today released additional details about the event.

The return of the annual Pitchfest competition will see 33 companies compete for the chance to win the 2023 grand prize: $30,000 donated by Randstad Innovation Fund and exhibit space at the 2024 HR Technology Conference. Following each initial round, two companies will advance to the finals, scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 10 a.m. PT. All companies have an equal chance of advancing, evaluated based on a combination of votes from the judges and audience.

This year’s judges include conference chair Steve Boese; Innovation Summit chair George LaRocque; Madeline Laurano, founder of Aptitude Research; Tim Sackett, President of HRU Technical Resources; Katherine Salguero, Senior Investment Analyst, Randstad Innovation Fund; Kim Seals, Senior Partner, West Monroe; and Michel Stokvis, Senior Director, Randstad Innovation Fund.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following companies have been selected to participate in the 2023 Pitchfest:

  • Abundantly
  • Altooro
  • Aragorn AI, Inc
  • Benchmarcx
  • Boostpoint
  • Canary Reporting and Consulting Services Inc.
  • CollabWORK
  • Escalate
  • First30
  • FOUNT Global, Inc.
  • Gigged.AI
  • Givhero
  • Hellohire
  • HR Geckos Inc.
  • Integral Recruiting Design
  • Manifest
  • Monark
  • OneRange
  • OOt Media Holdings Inc.
  • Performica
  • Pietential
  • Refer
  • Revive Bot
  • Sholder
  • SimplrOps Inc.
  • Symba
  • TalentSpotify Private Limited
  • Vette
  • VirgilHR
  • Welliba
  • Worklik
  • Zorenda Works

Rebecca McKenna, Senior Vice President, HR Portfolio at ETC, shared, “The HR Tech Conference has always been where HR technology companies go to get noticed. As such, we strive to recognize those at various points in their journey, from the startups participating in Pitchfest to the later-stage organizations seeking funding. This is a vibrant community that thrives on collaboration, connections and innovation, and we expect to see that in full force next month.”

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition® will be held October 10 – 13, 2023, with pre-conference events, including the Innovation Summit, happening on October 9, 2023. To see the full agenda and register today, please visit

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