HR TechXpo Pitch Competition
Wednesday, July 18
Registration/Networking: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Program Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
Cost: $15 Members / $15 General
Attend the 2018 HR TechXpo Pitch Competition, sponsored by Insperity, to find out about the newest tech solutions in the HR space!
On July 18th, as a lead-up to HR TechXpo, we will be holding an HR Tech-startup Pitch Competition at the Plug And Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA. As an attendee, you will:
> Discover startups solving human problems at work through technology;
> Learn about breakthrough ideas from entrepreneurs in the digital human resources space; and
> Hear what the judges have to say about the pitch!
Ten to twelve semi-finalists, chosen ahead of time, will present at the July 18th event. From there, four finalists will advance to the Grand Final Pitch, taking place during the HR TechXpo 2018 Conference on August 28---where you can vote for the winner!
> Interested in Submitting Your Pitch? Click here and submit by June 30th.
> 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.