UNLEASH announces finalists for Startup Award

UNLEASH announces finalists for Startup Award
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The UNLEASH Startup Award is going to be bigger than ever this year. The competition is being held across multiple stages and will put startups right in front of all show attendees. UNLEASH Startup Award winners and competitors have met with remarkable success in the past few years with raised investments of over $1.5billion. Companies that have come through this ecosystem include:  JobandTalent, Harver, Jobbatical, Impraise, Textio, Tandem, Clustree, Klaxoon, Beamery, Praditus, CultureAmp, Apploi, SmartRecruiters, Peakon, Glassdoor and many more.

Startups are the new and upcoming next generation of leaders who are driving the work revolution. On top of all the kudos and investment potential that comes with winning the award, UNLEASH is offering the overall winner of the 2018 competition a €25,000 value prize.

The Competition, sponsored by Cornerstone, is made up of 3 Semi Finals taking place on 23 October prior to the final of the Startup Awards which will be live on the UNLEASH Main Stage on 24 October before a judging panel of industry experts.

First Startup Award Semi-Final: Sandbox Battlefield

The Sandbox Battlefield is the place to be to see the most innovative, younger startups who are fighting for first place at the fore of the workforce tech revolution. This semi final runs from 11:45 – 12:30 on the Startup stage.   The contestants are:

Effective Mental training to improve resilience and stress resistance. A solution based on the clinically proven neuroscience results. Training sessions need a light EEG headset and a PC game.

Remote-how is the remote work ecosystem for individuals and companies, where they get access to the education (Academy), full-time jobs (Marketplace), and community (Social network). We want to give everyone a freedom of choice where and how to work.

People-Analytix is a team of HR professionals and data scientists who facilitate the recognition and development of skills in the working world with the help of a comprehensive skills library and algorithms.

Career Spark
Career Spark’s self-serve, predictive analytics platform uses Success-Based Matching technology to instantly and accurately match the right people with the right jobs. The system is used by some of the biggest companies in the world for career pathing, building high performing teams and for hiring.

Intelligent platform for strategic competence screening and employee engagement in large organizations. Platform offers superior user experience and unique value in identifying employee motivation and interests through conversational AI, 24/7, with seamless integration to daily activities.

Talent Acquisition Battlefield

Attend the second part of the Startup Award Semi-Finals to see pitches from the four highest rated Startup semi-finalists in the Talent Acquisition space as they compete for a spot in the grand finale, the UNLEASH Startup Award.  This takes place from 12:05 – 12:45 on the iRecruit Stage and features the following companies:

Joboti is flying: a startup that conquers the world with a chatbot for recruitment applications. Started in 2016, the Amsterdam-based company can already count renowned banks, accountants and employment agencies to its customers.

BRUCE makes staffing and recruitment easy. Our cutting-edge tech provides a full-stack solution for companies, delivering intelligent matching, reactivity and overall simplicity. We help job seekers to boost their careers, addressing their needs with a complete and easy to use mobile application.

Candidate.ID is talent pipeline automation software for the world’s leading employers and staffing agencies. Our unique ID.Score allows recruiters to rank candidates based on real-time engagement therefore reducing time-to-shortlist by 50% and increasing overall recruiter productivity by 20%.

XOR is the global leader in Talent Acquisition workflow automation. Leveraging the cutting-edge technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and chatbot, XOR is an enterprise-now SaaS platform that will streamline the most challenging and time-consuming processes in recruiting.

The Innovation Battlefield

Attend this third Startup Pitching battlefield to see the five most innovative mature Startups compete for a spot in the grand finale. Taking place on the Startup Stage at 14.30 and featuring:

Spencer, your digital workplace assistant, is on a mission to make your workforce more engaged, efficient and productive by making the corporate software tools you trust work together in assisted journeys. Spencer is an easy-to-use mobile workplace assistant for sustainable Employee Experience.

Skill Cup
Skill Cup – a mobile learning platform that can teach anyone anything. Skill Cup is a “smart” app that configures itself for every user individually. Everyone is different, Skill Cup teaches every user based on their age, place of residence, occupation, desire for self-improvement, and other facts.

Sparkus helps to extend the benefits of coaching to every level in your workforce only for a fraction of the traditional costs and with added reporting capabilities without breaching confidentiality between coaches and employees.

MobieTrain revolutionises workplace learning with our mobile-first, micro-learning platform. We empower employees to drive their own career development and retain knowledge through bite-sized training content that they love. Our vision is to set the global standard for mobile-learning.

At Sift, we seek to bring humanity back into the workplace and help organizations better understand their people through simple technology. Sift Connect, our people search engine, allows everyone in your enterprise to instantly discover the colleague with the expertise and experience they need.

Startup Award Grand Finale

The grand finale of the UNLEASH Startup tournament will be hosted by Jerome Ternynck, Founder & CEO, SmartRecruiters. Populated by the winners of each of the 3 semi-final battlefields from Day 1, as well as a “wildcard” candidate, the competition is sure to provide a great show, pitching four of the best-of-the-best startups against each other on the UNLEASH Main Stage.  Judged by a panel of industry experts, entrepreneurs, and HR practitioners, this show-down is one not to be missed on 24 October at 09.00 AM.  If you are wondering who the Wildcard is then look no further:

Zapiens is the Smart Questions & Answers Platform, the “Siri” of any organization. Their overall mission is to facilitate the access to and the spread of everyone’s tacit knowledge: the knowledge that reflects our first-hand experience with the changes that are occurring around us.

Be sure you don’t miss out on pitches from these groundbreaking startups! And why not check out what else is new in the Startup Zone.

If you want to join in the fun and experience the excitement of UNLEASH and the Startup Awards be sure to book your tickets for UNLEASH World Conference & Expo in Amsterdam today

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