Challenge Details

An international competition to find and accelerate the next great idea in the areas of candidate screening and selection. The winner will receive the resources, tools, and connections to help turn their idea into reality.

Are you an HR practitioner who has seen a great market opportunity? Start-up entrepreneur who wants to jump into a hot, fast growing SaaS category?

Candidates have been forced to go through traditional assessments for decades – time to bring screening to the 21st century. 

Advanced simulations, inferred personality from social media and crowdsourced assessments are gaining traction and adoption.

Why HR Tech? In 2015, almost 60 percent of companies plan to increase their HR spending. And according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global talent management software market has a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6 percent from 2014 to 2019 - one of the fastest growing SaaS segments.

Winning Prizes

$50,000 in Prototyping Services, to begin to turn the idea into reality.

Tickets to HR Tech Tank

Pitch at HR Tech Tank in front of investors and future partners

Introductions to at least 5 beta customers


Sept. 3

Innovation Challenge begins and ideas accepted.

Oct. 5

Finalists chosen and additional application details collected

Oct. 18

Winner announced and able to present at HR Tech Tank in Las Vegas, the day before the international HR Technology Conference


Jessica Miller-Merrell

Xceptional HR


Maren Hogan

RedBranch Media


Josh Berry



Craig Fisher

CA Technologies


Charles Judy



William Tincup

Key Interval Research


Trish McFarlane

H3 HR Advisors, Inc.