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SHRMLabs Announces Third Annual WorkplaceTech Accelerator Program Participants

The WorkplaceTech Accelerator assists in the scaling of early-stage workplace tech startups to solve critical workplace challenges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Today, SHRMLabs, a SHRM subsidiary, announces its third annual WorkplaceTech Accelerator program cohort. The accelerator program, which began in 2022, assists in the scaling and growth of startup companies focused on the workplace and future of work technologies.

“I am honored to welcome our 3rd annual cohort to the SHRMLabs WorkplaceTech Accelerator,” said Andy Biladeau, Chief Transformation Officer, SHRM. “It brings me immense gratitude to be able to play a role in the scaling of these startups, which promise to provide long-term solutions to today’s most pressing HR challenges.”

The 2024 program participants include:

-       Aeqium: Headquartered in San Franscisco, Aeqium is a compensation management platform that makes comp planning simple, data-driven, and collaborative.

-       OneRange: An upskilling and reskilling platform, OneRange helps companies effectively upskill their people by getting employees the resources they need to excel. They are headquartered in New York, NY.

-       Learn to Win: Learn to Win is a mobile-first, agile learning software that makes the latest in learning science accessible to every organization. The platform makes it simple for anyone to build and deploy training by transforming existing materials into focused microlearning. They are based in Redwood City, CA.

-       Stride: Focused on talent acquisition, Stride is a mission-driven company that partners with employers and high-quality schools to build sustainable talent pipelines with 3+ year retention periods via employer sponsored student loan programs. They are based in Boston.

The WorkplaceTech Accelerator is a 12-week program in which startup participants are immersed in the HR market and the needs of workers and the workplace. The program includes in-person and virtual events during which startup participants can gain business development exposure, learn about the HR field, and perfect their products. Upon graduation, accelerator participants will become alumni of the SHRMLabs programs, which comes with the ability to access SHRM and SHRMLabs' network and gives them greater visibility within the HR community. 

Members of the WorkplaceTech Accelerator enjoy several benefits. Each startup will have a curated advisory council based on its needs and connection to potential user testing/feedback. In addition, each startup will receive a $200,000 equity investment from SHRM, with potential additional investments dependent on milestones. And finally, each organization has the opportunity to enjoy a sponsored presence at the SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2024 in Las Vegas as well as the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2024 in Chicago.

Learn more about SHRMLab’s accelerator program:

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