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As a lead-up to HR TechXpo 2018, NCHRA will be holding an HR Tech-startup Pitch Competition, sponsored by Insperity, at the Plug And Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA July 18th. To qualify, your startup must be between 0 – 5 years old and be related to solving human problems at work through technology. We are looking for breakthrough ideas and welcome smart and savvy entrepreneurs in the digital human resource space to take part. This is an opportunity to be heard and selected by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of investors, entrepreneurs and senior executives from the human resources profession.

Complete this Pitch Competition Submission Form for consideration to pitch at the July 18 competition in Sunnyvale. From the applications received, 10-12 semifinalists will be selected to give 5 minute verbal pitches (PowerPoint presentations during 5 minute pitches are optional). All participants selected to pitch July 18th will be invited to be interviewed at the Live Internet Talk Show held at the HR TechXpo event August 28th in San Francisco. The top 4 finalists from July 18 will also be invited to pitch again at the HR TechXpo where the winner will be crowned by this year's attendees and will win a small cash prize and a marketing email blast about your solution to NCHRA's HR community of 30,000 HR professionals.

The deadline to submit your pitch for consideration is June 30, 2018. Selection notification will be no later than July 11, 2018.


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> Interested in watching the Pitch Competition as an audience member? Register here.

> Interested in attending the August 28th HR TechXpo? Register here.

MEET THE JUDGES

> Jose Benitez Cong is a self-described “Human Capitalist” & “Restless Soul” looking to disrupt in order to make the workplace more human and more effective. He explains that he is part of a Talent Revolution---”basically fixing the biggest frustration in my career and fix my previous mistakes.” He was an early employee of Nest Labs which was acquired by Google for $3.2B and also worked for Apple (iPod, iPhone, SPG), LSI, and RBK.

> John Hu is a growth equity investor with Norwest Venture Partners. Norwest is a $7.5B Growth Equity and Venture Capital Fund helping to build innovative and high-impact businesses. Their portfolio includes Uber, Spotify, Jet.com, Casper Mattress, Kendra Scott, Rackspace, LendingClub, Udemy and Infutor. John’s background includes being an analyst with Goldman Sachs. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in both finance and computer science.

> Arun Penmetsa is a Partner at Storm Ventures and focuses on early stage enterprise software companies, primarily in SaaS, Security and Digital Health startups. He has extensive experience building enterprise software solutions at Oracle and Google. Arun is passionate about healthcare and using technology to improve outcomes and drive efficiency for patients, providers and payers. He is also an investor in several healthcare groups in India where he serves as an advisor on technology and population health. In his spare time, Arun enjoys spending time with family and hiking.

> Eve Phillips is a group product manager at Google. Her education at both Stanford University (MBA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS Computer Science) has supported her success as former CEO of Chirp Interactive and founder/CEO of Empower Interactive. Her background also includes roles at Greylock Partners and eCert, Inc.. When not working, Eve is an active runner, athlete and mom, and is mayor of the town she lives in (Orinda).

> Noorjit Sidhu hails from our Pitch Competition host, Plug & Play Ventures, where he focuses on Enterprise 2.0. He leads much of the sourcing, vetting, due diligence, and more for Plug & Play's HR tech-focused investments. He also does the same for InsurTech investments. He holds a JD from University of Chicago Law School and did his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego.


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