HR Innovation Ideathon + Pitchfest 2016
(Previously "HR Innovation Hackathon". Presented by Rallyteam, NCHRA and Orange Silicon Valley)
Preceding the HR TechXpo, the HR Innovation Ideathon + Pitchfest will bring together HR leaders and startups in an intimate environment to get a firsthand look at some of the hottest startups disrupting HR. The event will consist of a Pitchfest, where each startup will have 5 minutes to pitch their company to the audience and a panel of judges, who will pick their top 3 startups to present at the HR TechXpo. Following the pitches, we will get the audience involved by having attendees split into teams consisting of HR leaders and startups. The goal will be to identify a problem, develop a solution and pitch the idea to a panel of judges for some fun prizes.
HR leaders will gain insight into the latest technologies and strategies disrupting the HR space, startups will connect with potential customers and investors, and students will get a chance to apply their knowledge in the real world ... and maybe even land their first job!
9:30 – 10:00: Registration/networking
10:00 – 10:30: Intro and kickoff
10:30 – 12:00: Startup Pitchfest
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 3:00: Ideathon
3:00 - 4:00: Ideathon pitches and judging
4:00 – 4:30: Awards/closing
4:30 – 6:00: Drinks/Networking
Startup Pitchfest - During the pitchfest, each HR startup will have 5 minutes to pitch their companyto the audience and a panel of judges. Top 3 startups will get a chance to present on stage the next day at the HR TechXpo.
Ideathon - During the ideathon, attendees will split up into teams consisting of HR leaders, startups and students. The goal will be to identify a problem, develop a solution and pitch the idea to a panel of judges.
1st Place: Exhibitor booth at the HR TechXpo ($2000 value)
Top 3 Startups: Get a chance to present on stage the following day at the HR TechXpo. Each startup will also be interviewed and aired on the HR radio show.
Winning Team: Some fun and awesome prize!
Sean Jacobsohn, Partner at Norwest Venture Partners
Arun Penmetsa, Principal at Storm Ventures
Louise Welch, Head of Learning and Development Technology at Google
Manon Enoc, Employee Experience Manager at Michelin
Greg Morton, CEO at NCHRA