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HR Technology Conference Announces Pitchfest Participants

HR Technology Conference Announces Pitchfest Participants

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition® is pleased to announce the participants of its 2022 Pitchfest. The popular startup competition will take place during the upcoming HR Technology Conference, happening September 13 – 16, 2022, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

This year, 33 companies will compete during the three preliminary rounds, each with five minutes to present and two to three minutes to answer questions from the judges. Based on a combination of votes from the audience and the judges, the total score earned by each company in the preliminary rounds will determine which six advance to the finals.

On Thursday, September 15, at 10 a.m. PT, the Pitchfest final will name one winner to receive the grand prize of $25,000 and exhibit space at the 2023 HR Technology Conference. A second-place winner will get $5,000. Prize money for the winners will be donated by Randstad Innovation Fund, Randstad’s strategic corporate venture fund.

Listed in alphabetical order, these are the companies selected to participate in the 2022 Pitchfest:

  1. AtlasJobs
  2. Dalia
  3. EasyLlama
  4. Educe Software
  5. Extraview
  6. Findem
  7. Finwello Inc.
  8. Gift Better Co.
  9. Illoominus Software, Inc
  10. Inclusively
  12. JobSync
  13. Largely
  14. Lumina
  15. Manager360
  16. ModernLoop
  17. PivotCX
  18. Pointr
  19. Praisidio
  20. Probotalent, LLC
  21. Pulse – Automatic Status
  22. Ramped
  23. ReturnSafe
  24. Rise
  25. SmartRank
  26. Soundbite Inc.
  28. Sunny Day Fund
  29. TaTiO
  30. TeamSense
  31. ThinkSight
  32. Translator, Inc.
  33. uMap™

Rebecca McKenna, Vice President of Global Events and Publisher at LRP Media Group, commented, “We created Pitchfest to recognize innovative products and services from emerging HR tech startups. The competition’s popularity continues to grow, becoming one of the most sought-after awards in the space. As a result, we saw an overwhelming number of entries this year, which we narrowed down to just 33. We look forward to seeing what these companies have to offer.”

This year’s HR Tech Conference will also feature more than 120 sessions and over 400 exhibitors, giving attendees the opportunity to learn about and experience the latest in HR tech first-hand. Pitchfest attendance is included with a Premium Pass to the conference. To register, visit

About the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®
The Human Resource Executive® HR Technology Conference & Exposition® has helped tens of thousands of HR professionals make smarter and better-informed decisions regarding their organization’s HR technology investments with a world-class educational program. Founded in 1997, the conference’s annual fall event is the longest-running in-person event dedicated to the HR technology industry and features the world’s largest Expo showcasing innovative HR technologies, exciting demonstrations and a startup competition. Expanding on the success of the in-person event and due to the constant growth of the industry, in 2020, the HR Technology Conference & Exposition® began hosting a virtual event to complement its internationally recognized on-site event and bring the community together more often. Visit for more details.

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