HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The HR Technology Conference & Exposition® is pleased to announce the participants of the 2019 “Pitchfest.” Now in its second year, Pitchfest is an exciting competition designed to recognize innovation and contributions to the future of HR tech space. Pitchfest will take place during the HR Technology Conference, scheduled for October 1-4, 2019 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

Hundreds of companies applied for this year’s Pitchfest, with 30 selected to compete. In alphabetical order, here are the 2019 Pitchfest participants:

 Actifit Spor Saglik LtdLoanBuddy
 Ai4JOBS by ThisWayMapRecruit Inc.
 All ElementsPaddle HR
 CompaasPeopleSpheres
 Curious ThingPerfectCoaches
 DraupPILOT
 FerretlyPreferhired
 First CapitolSENTIO
 GpayrollSkillist
 HRConnect365SkliQ
 Icon Savings PlanSkyHive
 JobFlareSmartDreamers
 KAKEAI, Inc.Synapse
 Klever InsightTrustRank
 Leena AI, Inc.WorkHere

“Last year’s inaugural competition drew outstanding participants and offered a lot of creative, exciting ideas about the future of our industry,” said conference co-chair Steve Boese. “Pitchfest provides a unique exposure opportunity for early stage companies that are embracing innovation in the HR technology space, giving them a dedicated audience including many of the industry’s top leaders, analysts and venture capitalists. This year promises to be another inspiring competition packed with great ideas, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Participants are divided into three groups, each with five minutes to pitch and answer questions about their solution. Each round will consider input from the official judging panel, representing a broad range of backgrounds in HR technology, along with audience voting. The total score earned by each participant will determine which six companies advance to the final round.

One winner will receive a $25,000 prize provided in partnership with the Randstad Innovation Fund and secure exhibit space for the 2020 expo. A $5,000 “Gig Economy” prize from the Randstad Innovation Fund will be awarded to a second participant.

The HR Tech Conference also includes an exposition floor featuring more than 450 exhibitors with products that attendees can experience and demo first-hand, along with a stacked conference program that provides for almost a full week of sessions. Visit www.HRTechConference.com for registration and additional information.  

About the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®
Founded in 1997, the HR Technology Conference is the world’s leading event on HR technology covering all the latest trends — Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Big Data and more! From strategy and selection to post-implementation, HR Tech is a pivotal stop for all organizations on their HR journey. Featuring more than 75 presentations delivered by senior executives from leading organizations, HR Tech never sells speaking slots, resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways.

HR Tech annually attracts industry experts, thought leaders, software vendors, senior HR executives, HR generalists, HR systems leaders, IT innovators and more. The show is also home to the annual Women in HR Technology Summit, which empowers women within HR and HR technology to grow personally and professionally. Additionally, HR Tech Conference hosts the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services — a number of vendors even choose to announce their latest products for the first time at the conference. There is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in every category, as well as start-ups. For more information, visit www.HRTechConference.com.