Education technology startup Apptegy has been named to Forbes inaugural list of the top 500 startup employers in America.
Little Rock-based Apptegy builds web sites and mobile apps for schools and educational institutions across integrated platforms and devices.
Apptegy placed No. 370 on the list. No other Arkansas-based startup made the top 500 employers list.
According to Forbes, the list was accumulated by:
“Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the up-and-coming companies liked best by their employees in our inaugural ranking of America’s best startup employers. The list was compiled by evaluating 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees on three criteria: employer reputation, employee satisfaction and growth.”
Jeston George, founder and CEO of Apptegy, said that creating a desirable workplace has been crucial for the edtech’s growth, and he doesn’t see a slowdown in his hiring.
“More than anything it’s our focus on company culture,” George said in response to the Forbes recognition and success. “If we create a great working environment, we’ll get the best people. We have really pushed ourselves to walk the walk with our company values, and I think that means a lot to our team.”
George said Apptegy currently has 140 full-time employees and is on its way to hiring another 60 workers.