Apptegy: From Spare-Bedroom Startup to the Fastest Growing Ed-Tech Company in the US

Situation

In April 2015, Jeston George founded Apptegy, an education-technology company in Little Rock, Arkansas, and he secured in-state venture capital funding to launch his product.  As an uncle, George wanted to know when his nephew’s school programs were with enough time to plan to attend. He discovered local schools lacked a centralized tool for sharing information with students’ families.

The Problem/Challenge

As an uncle, George wanted to know when his nephew’s school programs were with enough time to plan to attend. He discovered local schools lacked a centralized tool for sharing information with students’ families.

Solution

Apptegy’s software product, Thrillshare, allows educators to enter news, stories and media to a single platform, which then distributes the content to linked tools like social media accounts, SMS, voice calls and websites. 
 

Results

In less than three years, Apptegy has grown from an education-technology startup company in the spare bedroom of George’s house with no investors and only seven school districts as customers, to the fastest growing ed-tech company in the United States.

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Fast Fact: Founded in Arkansas The company was founded in a spare bedroom in Little Rock, and raised all of its early funds from Arkansas investors.