SHRMLabs Launches Accelerator Program for Technology Startups focused on HR

This inaugural SHRMLabs WorkplaceTech Accelerator is the premier global Accelerator for the Future of Work

January 25, 2022

Alexandria, Va. — Today, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), through SHRMLabs, launched its inaugural workplace technology accelerator program. Applications will be accepted through February 21, 2022.

The WorkplaceTech Accelerator is the world's only HR tech accelerator program backed by a network of more than 300,000 HR and business executive members across 165 countries. The accelerator program is an inaugural 8-week virtual program that is designed to scale up early-stage, growth driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today's most pressing workplace challenges.

"Now more than ever, SHRM is leading by example to cause the effect to bring better workplaces to build a better world," said Guillermo Corea, Managing Director, SHRM Workplace Innovation Lab & Venture Capital. "Through SHRMLabs, we are highlighting and helping develop innovative entrepreneurs who are working to bring new technologies into the workplace that will support HR professionals across the world."

SHRMLabs is committed to accelerating today's most revolutionary workplace technology startups to create a better future of work. It will back innovations that improve the greater workplace experience. Selected companies will address SHRM community's needs and, by doing so, advances the broader HR industry and HR-tangential communities. 

The WorkplaceTech Accelerator offers each company:

  • A carefully matched advisory council of HR and business experts
  • Curated research data that supports the startup's product development, roadmap and pitch
  • A curriculum where startups will walk away with tangible best practices
  • Exposure to HR, business, innovation and investor audiences
  • An initial $120,000 equity investment from SHRM, and up to $500,000 of follow-on capital if certain milestones are met
  • Access to $1 million in perks

For information on how to apply to participate in the WorkplaceTech Accelerator, please visit

To learn more about SHRMLabs please visit

About SHRM
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM. 


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