• I’ve submitted my application, when should I hear back from the team?

    We will update you on your application in Early-Mid December.

  • How long is the WorkplaceTech Accelerator program?

    After it kicks off on March 26th, the program will run for 12 weeks, culminating in Demo Day on June 13th right before SHRM’s highly anticipated Annual Conference.

  • Is this an in-person or virtual program?

    This is a hybrid program. Our kick-off week will be in-person. Cohort members will be invited to visit us then at SHRM HQ for a few days of in-person meetings and events. The remainder of the program will be virtual aside from the SHRM24 Annual Conference and Expo and SHRM Talent Conference and Expo 2024.

  • What is the difference between the Better Workplace Challenge Cup and the WorkplaceTech Accelerator?

    The Better Workplace Challenge Cup is a three-round hybrid pitch competition to identify startups that are solving the most critical workplace challenges. Startups will pitch their solution to HR experts, business leaders, and SHRM members with a chance to win $50,000.

    The WorkplaceTech Accelerator is SHRM’s leading future-of-work accelerator program that provides capital, guidance, support, and exposure in exchange for equity. The program is 12 weeks long and concludes with a demo day.

  • Can I participate in the accelerator if I have already partaken in other accelerators?

    Absolutely! The WorkplaceTech Accelerator program stands as the premier HR tech/ future of work accelerator globally, endorsed by an expansive network of HR and business leaders. It stands out as a trailblazer among accelerators due to its unparalleled features. Designed to equip you with advanced insights into your prospective customers’ challenges, it also facilitates meaningful business development exposure.

    If you’ve previously engaged in other accelerator programs, you’re still more than welcome to participate in our unique program, one that we are confident will propel your startup to unprecedented heights.

  • What are some of the perks that accelerator participants get access to?

    Aside from capital investment, we will put the power of SHRM behind you. You will receive:

    • Your own curated advisory council comprised of HR and business executives matched to you based on your needs.
    • Connections with potential users for product and market feedback as well as SHRM’s larger network of investors and leaders.
    • A highly tailored program led by top-notch leaders and executives in the industry.
    • Expenses-paid trip for two (2) individuals per team to SHRM’s 2024 Annual Conference & Exposition, the largest HR conference in the world.
    • A sponsored booth at SHRM’s 2024 Annual Conference.
    • Exclusively discounted rates for other SHRM events.
    • Access to our perks database, which includes either free or highly discounted rates to platforms that will help you take your business to the next level.
    • One (1) free SHRM membership for one (1) year.
    • A SHRMLabs-sponsored research.
  • I am not a startup but I want to support what you’re doing. What are some ways for me to get involved?

    Go to our contact page, submit your inquiry and someone from our SHRMLabs team will get back to you as soon as possible.