2019 Gig Economy Shark Tank Innovation Award

 

Do you think your firm is poised to disrupt the industry? Are you doing something cool with technology that can change the face of staffing, and radically make a difference in how talent is procured, sourced, recruited or deployed? Want to get in front of an audience of potential clients, partners, and investors?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, we want to hear from you! Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is seeking nominations for firms to participate in the keynote “Gig Economy Shark Tank”, which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, September 11 during Collaboration in the Gig Economy.

Gig Economy Shark Tank is a fun, interactive 75-minute keynote session taking place during Collaboration in the Gig Economy, SIA’s exclusive conference connecting stakeholders and participants throughout the talent supply chain. SIA will select five companies which will each “pitch” their business to a panel of “sharks” composed of industry veterans, analysts, and investors in front of a live audience of enterprise contingent workforce program managers, staffing executives, and related stakeholders. 

Each company will have an opportunity to present their business, discuss how and why it is innovative and disruptive, and interact with the sharks. At the end of the session, the sharks will choose a winner among the five finalists, and that company will receive the Gig Economy Shark Tank Innovation Award. Get your company the exposure it deserves and nominate your firm today!

Session Details: Gig Economy Shark Tank: Technology Innovation Competition
Date: September 11; 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

More information on the conference at www.collaborationgigeconomy.com 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Does my firm qualify?
    Firms that wish to participate in the Gig Economy Shark Tank should fall somewhere within our Workforce Solutions Ecosystem, and have a heavy technology focus.
  • What size of firm are we looking for?
    There is no limitation on company size or funding, though we give preference to early stage companies. That said, we also want diversity among finalists, so we encourage firms of all sizes to nominate themselves.
  • My company is a subsidiary of a larger firm. Can we nominate our firm?
    Subsidiaries of larger companies may make submissions for standalone products, though we give preference to independent firms.
  • What is the selection based on?
    Finalists will be selected based on the level of innovation, market potential, and relevance to the audience (primarily contingent workforce program managers at large companies, staffing and online staffing executives, and related stakeholders) by a panel of SIA researchers.

    Each finalist will receive a complimentary registration to attend the conference and present at the session (one per company).

  • Why should I participate?
    Finalists will get significant exposure to an audience of important stakeholders, and potentially in SIA publications. Each finalist will also receive a comped speaker registration allowing access to the entire Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference (one per company). All nominating firms will receive a discount to attend Collaboration in the Gig Economy.
  • How else can I get involved?
    All nominating firms will receive a discount to attend Collaboration in the Gig Economy. Another way to get involved is to become a Gateway sponsor to our Tech & Product Showcase. These are designed as rapid informative sessions promoting the benefits of a new/evolving technology or product in the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem. This is a 20-minute session. Gateway Sponsors must be SIA Corporate Members. Contact Kersten Buck or Hugo Traeger for more details.

Who to contact:
Any questions about the Gig Economy Shark Tank should be directed to
John Nurthen, Executive Director, Global Research, SIA
Email: jnurthen@staffingindustry.com
Phone: +44 203 823 9890

Key Deadlines

Nomination deadline July 15, 2019
Finalists announced July 22, 2019
Finalists present at Collaboration in the Gig Economy
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
September 11, 2019

Fill out the form below to nominate your company.

2019 Gig Economy Shark Tank Application

2019 Gig Economy Shark Tank Application

NOTE: Submissions are confidential.

  • Finalists are welcome to have multiple presenters. SIA will comp a single registration per company. Other presenters are eligible for registering at the 10% discount rate.

  • Footnotes:
    1. Finalists are welcome to have multiple presenters. SIA will comp a single registration per company. Other presenters are responsible for registering.
    2. This information will remain confidential, and only be used in determining finalists.