Marc is Founder & CEO of HRN, HR Tech World, disruptHR and iRecruit.

iHR 2012 is Europe’s Innovative HR Technology Competition & Award that puts emerging HR, Talent & Collaborative Technology on stage. HR leaders and executives will get a chance to see how start-ups are moving and shaking things up with new technology, new processes, new business & workforce models. To be eligible for iHR 2012, your company must be young, and have the possibility to disrupt the #HRtech industry.

Lucian Tarnowski - CEO of BraveNewTalent

We have +20 nominees/competitors currently from all sides of the globe fighting it out for that last slot at the end of Day 1! When I say global I’m not winging it, we currently have nominations from Sydney, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Bratislava, Helsinki, Amsterdam, London, New York, San Francisco, LA, Seattle, …. actually to be very open, the team and I here in Budapest are humbled by the response so far this year, the quality and investment in the presentations is fantastic, alot of hard work, time and effort has been spent by the competitors so a big THANKS to all involved. The hard work of course begins for our team on the 21st August to try and get to our Final 6!

How to apply?

All competitors must be start-up companies that have not received significant investment capital.

1. Submit a 600 word profile about the company and product, and what it can do (bear in mind the different types of judges).

2. A 5 minute video presentation explaining why you should be on the competition and what your company offers (a demo presentation is required)- send a Youtube link- the video should be set to private.

3. High resolution EPS +JPEG logo.

4. High Resolution EPS+ JPEG CEO’s portrait photo.

5. CEO’s official job title, short bio and links to personal LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blog accounts.

6. Company’s website and social media channels links.

7. Company profile.

8. Deadline is 5pm sharp on the 21st August 2012.

* Availability of the CEO/Founders to present on the competition is a must.

Send the above listed to Dorin Satran

Feedback from 2011 Finalist’s!

Stephen Lernout CEO and Chairman Miiatech

“Winning HR Tech Europe’s iHR has been a nice kick-start for us. As a young technology company we have the ambition to launch the new standard in matching with our semantic technology, but cutting through the clutter is not easy, especially when you don’t have a long history nor pedigree in the HR business. Thanks to winning this Award we HAVE been able to put ourselves on the radar. We have achieved a lot of attention from important players, and some of these contacts will surly become contracts!”

Stephen Lernout CEO and Chairman Miiatech (2011 Winner)

Lisa + Stephen: Finalist's at iHR 2011

“We were delighted TribePad was invited to take part in last year’s start-up competition at HR tech Europe. It was an exciting event which I would recommend any HR tech start-up business to get involved in as it’s great for raising your profile amongst some of Europe’s top HR leaders”

Lisa Scales Co-Founder TribePad

“The iHR start-up pitch was a great way to share new innovations in the HR Tech space with a significant audience.  The judging panel was of a high caliber and included many influencers.  If you are looking to bring your new product to market and gain great feedback on your pitch the iHR competition is a good option.”

Lucian Tarnowski Founder & CEO BraveNewTalent

Stephane Le Viet - Work4labs - iHR 2011

“Participating in the iHR competition was a great experience for me and for Work4 Labs. It was a real privilege to showcase our product to industry experts and compete alongside so many innovative minds in the field of human resources management.  iHR helped us gain exposure in the HR community, and get to know the start-ups who make up its cutting edge.”

Stéphane Le Viet CEO Work4Labs

The iHR Competition was fantastic to be a part of. Being able to present to such a great audience was an excellent opportunity to showcase our technology. The judges scoring cards were a bit scary but good fun!”

Edward Hendrick Founder & Chairman Sonru

“It is a pleasure to host the iHR competition – it’s a wonderful opportunity for innovative start-ups to show how they can make a difference, and to get live feedback.  I’d encourage any young company looking to make a mark in the HR tech and social space to get involved.”

Jerome Ternynck Founder & CEO Smart Recruiters

“As CEO of an innovative startup, DoYouBuzz (CV in the Cloud), I really enjoyed participating in iHR last year. I presented my project to a large and international audience of HR experts. I made very important contacts there and met other innovative startups. Last but not least, the organizing team did a great job!”

Ludovic Simon Chief Executive Officer DoYouBuzz

Marc Coleman is director of the Pan European HR Network. You can connect with Marc on twitter @HRNEurope or via LinkedIn. Recent productions include: HR Tech Europe, Next Generation Talent, iHR Awards and Social Enterprise. To build good-smart connections please visit the Pan European HR Network’s Groups on Linkedin(EMEA HR Directors, Pan European HR Network, Strategic Talent Management and HR Tech Europe & Social Enterprise). Do you have Facebook App on your smartphone? Like our Facebook Page for news updates from our community!