About the program

Powered by SHRM, the Workplacetech Accelerator is a 12-week hybrid program designed to provide the necessary training and opportunities to send the world’s top workplace tech startups into hyper-growth. The companies chosen to participate are on a mission to elevate HR, shape the future of work, and solve today’s most pressing workplace challenges through revolutionary technology.



Dive into an elite network of visionary founders, dynamic HR & business leaders, a handpicked advisory council, and the unparalleled resources of the world’s largest network of HR professionals.



Secure an equity investment of $200K from SHRMLabs and unlock potential opportunities for future follow-on investments from SHRMLabs to continue growing your company.



Engage directly with potential customers eager to share transformative feedback, elevating your product and business strategies.


Program Timeline

  • September 13, 2023:

    Applications Open

  • November 10, 2023:

    Applications Close

  • March 26 2024

    Program Kick-Off

  • April 14-17, 2024:

    SHRM Talent Conference

  • June 13, 2024:

    WorkplaceTech Accelerator Demo day

  • June 23-26, 2024:

    SHRM Annual Conference

What Past Cohort Members Are Saying

“I loved how many opportunities there were to connect with the SHRM team, other founders in the
program, and the membership community as a whole. We have several high potential leads that we met
at Annual.”

Lateesha Thomas Co-Founder, CEO – Onramp

“Huge fan of the program! So glad we were able to participate. I think it helps SHRM differentiate
itself as a leader and shows commitment to innovation. It is obviously great for the companies that
are chosen to participate! I am especially grateful for the relationships we built and the exposure

Stephen Johnston, Founder and CEO – GoodJob

“We applied to the WTA program because there isn’t any brand more recognizable than SHRM. The
connections, learnings, and ability to gain the credibility in a very concentrated market helped us
stand out in understanding our role in elevating HR.” – Andrew Magliozzi co-founder and CEO of Mainstay and participant of the
program’s 1st cohort.

Andrew Magliozzi Co-founder and CEO – Mainstay

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Participation Criteria

  • Be incorporated as a for-profit company
  • Have a cohesive team and a well-developed business plan
  • Has a fully developed product in the market
  • Minimum of 2 full years of operating history
  • Solution has the potential to revolutionize the workplace and the future of work
  • Can commit to the full 12-week program
  • Attendance at program kick-off events | March 26-27, 2024 | SHRM HQ, Washington, D.C.
  • Attendance at SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2024 | April 13-16, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
  • Attendance at SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 24 | June 23-26, 2024 | Chicago, IL



Let’s Connect

Are you an enterprise, investor or HR expert interested in unprecedented future of work technologies? Let’s chat about ways you can be part of our efforts to revolutionize the workplace around the globe.