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Entrepreneurial spirit shows strong at the inaugural HR Pitchfest + Ideathon 2016

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Friday, September 2, 2016

Contributed by The NCHRA Team


The entrepreneurial spirit was thick at the inaugural HR Pitchfest + Ideathon 2016 event on August 18th, in downtown San Francisco--the heart of innovation! 


We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out and participated.


On behalf of of all of us here at NCHRA, Rallyteam and Orange Fab, we enjoyed hearing and facilitating all of your creative, industry-disrupting ideas.

The morning kicked off with individuals and groups pitching the judges their best and brightest ideas for new products and programs. There was a full spectrum of new ideas from health care industry innovations to employee perks. Each of these groups had five minutes to give their pitches:

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Our three winners had a chance to present at HR TechXpo the next day to an audience of several hundred. Obeo Health took first place, Pymetrics was the runner-up, and Resolve won crowd favorite. Congrats to all! 

Please be sure to watch the live interview videos of our Pitchfest participants, including  Lauren Cohen from Pymetrics and Immanual Joseph from Kulture of Kindness at HR TechXpo the following day (August 19th). 

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That’s a wrap! End of the day group selfie at Orange Fab in downtown San Francisco!

After the pitches, everyone split up into teams made up of HR leaders, startups and students. Their challenge was to identify a problem and develop a solution that they would then present to the judges for a chance to win some fun prizes. We heard solution ideas such as tackling biased recruitment through comprehensive data and whiteboard prototypes.


Check out the Ideathon winners’ live interview at HR TechXpo the next day. Congrats to your team!

We had a great time and loved seeing all the creativity. We wish the best for all of your ideas and will see you next year!

Tags:  HR  HR Innovation  HR Management  HR Tech  HR TechXpo  NCHRA events 

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