SHRMLabs’ Better Workplaces Challenge Cup (BWCC) 2024 ($50,000 Cash Prize)

Individuals with inspiring innovations that create better workplaces are invited to apply for the SHRMLabs’ Better Workplaces Challenge Cup (BWCC) 2024. The SHRMLabs’ BWCC is an international competition that seeks the most innovative and game-changing ideas and solutions that are solving the workplaces’ most critical challenges.

SHRMLabs' Better Workplaces Challenge Cup

The Better Workplaces Challenge Cup (BWCC), is sponsored by SHRM, an organization that encourages innovation In order to develop better workplace solutions that address the most important workplace issues of the day. If your solution have what it takes, use the link below to apply.

SHRMLabs’ BWCC Startup 2024 – Overview

The 2024 BWCC Startup track is a 3 round pitch competition that aims to find WorkplaceTech startups that are transforming the way we engage our work. Startups will showcase their technologies to HR professionals, corporate executives, and SHRM members in an opportunity to win the prize tag of $50,000 and advance their company.

The first round, which consists of five segments each centered on a different HR category, starts in March 2024. Each segment will have five companies chosen to compete from the same category. The victor of every segment will subsequently advance to the semifinals.

The top three startups will then advance to the championship round, where they will face off live on June 24, 2024, at Chicago, IL, at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Expo.

Benefits of SHRMLabs’ BWCC Startup Competition

The benefits of the SHRMLabs’ Better Workplaces Challenge Cup (BWCC) 2024, include the following:

  • An exposure during the competition in front of SHRM’s 325,000+ members in 165 countries, the world’s largest HR network that affects the lives of 235 million workers worldwide and their families.
  • Two (2) representatives will receive travel expenses covered to SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, IL from June 23–26, 2024.
  • A fully funded, branded booth area on the exhibit hall floor of SHRM’s Annual Conference at the SHRMLabs Workplace Innovation Zone.
  • Up to $50,000 cash prize.

Eligibility Requirement for SHRMLabs BWCC Startup Track Competition

  • The business must be a startup in its early stages that is focused on the HR tech, workplace tech, Future of Work, or human capital services sectors.
  • The business must be a for-profit organization with a management group and a website accessible to the public.
  • The business must be able to explain its business plan and provide KPIs for adoption, engagement, and traction.
  • At the time of the application, the company could not have raised more than $5 million in total outside capital.
  • At the time of the application, the company’s revenue could not have exceeded $5 million.
  • Improved workplaces must be a direct result of workplace solutions. While others are welcome to apply, SHRM will be specifically searching for solutions in the following workplace market segments:
  • Workforce Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Internal Mobility
  • Candidate Experience
  • Talent Assessment
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
  • Off-boarding
  • Leave Management
  • Engagement
  • Employee Communication
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Employee Experience
  • Total Rewards
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Wellness
  • Recognition/Rewards
  • Performance Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Coaching
  • Upskilling/Reskilling
  • People Analytics
  • HR Operations
  • Payroll
  • HRIS
  • Compliance
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Data Analytics

How to Apply for SHRMLabs’ Better Workplaces Challenge Cup (BWCC) 2024?

Qualified Candidates for the 2024 SHRMLabs’ Better Workplaces Challenge Cup (BWCC), should Go to SHRMLabs on to apply

For more details, please visit the official SHRMLabs website

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
  • Scalability
  • Impact
  • Alignment to SHRM

Application Deadline

January 15, 2024.

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