Pulse-Check: What We’ve Learned in 6 Months


A sudden shift to a remote workforce happened overnight in the middle of March 2020 due to COVID-19. Now 6 months later, we’re finally in the predicted “new normal” and we’re talking about what we’ve learned.

This abrupt change caused ripple effects across multiple industries and work disciplines, affecting the essential workers who maintained work as usual. Whether behind the wheel of a truck, serving patients across the multiple areas of the healthcare industry, or working on the manufacturing floor, work looks similar, but interpersonal communication is a lot different as well as how personnel is managed.

On this webinar, we invited business leaders to talk about the lessons they’ve learned while managing remote teams over the past 6 months and their predictions for the next 6 months and beyond.

Get to know the leaders in the conversation:


Jeston George

Jeston George is the CEO & Co-Founder of Apptegy

Jeston George is the CEO and founder of Apptegy, a Little Rock-based education technology startup. Jeston was born in Kerala, India, and his parents moved the family to Little Rock for better opportunities when Jeston was three. He and his wife Jill have twin 2-year-old daughters Priya and Divya.

Jeston started and successfully exited two companies before founding Apptegy, an app that brings private sector-quality tools to school leaders and improves involvement for students’ families and communities.

Apptegy has raised Series A and Series B investment rounds from Five Elms Capital, a major capital firm out of Kansas City. Apptegy has grown to over 170 full time employees and works with over 1,500 school districts in 49 states.


Ted Alling

Ted Alling is the Partner Dynamo VC Fund & Co-Founder Chattanooga Preparatory

Ted Alling is a serial founder who uses his entrepreneurial achievements to create opportunities for others. He is the co-founder and former CEO of a $500 million logistics startup, Access America, that eventually merged with UPS subsidiary, Coyote Logistics. 

Ted co-founded Lamp Post Group, a venture capital firm and tech-focused incubator in Chattanooga backing a very lengthy list of start-ups in our local community, and Dynamo, an $18 million venture capital fund aimed at revolutionizing the logistics industry. Dynamo is the premier global knowledge leader in logistics technology and supports the most innovative new businesses in the field. 

And now, along with his wife and co-founder, Kelly, Ted has embarked on his true passion project, the Chattanooga Preparatory School, an all-boys public charter school for the young men in the city’s urban communities.

Ted lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, with his wife and three children.

Dipanwita Das is an award-winning global technology entrepreneur. She co-founded and serves as the CEO of Sorcero, a venture-backed startup that is building a Language Intelligence Platform that powers mission-critical decisions for Life Sciences and Insurance.

Dipanwita Das

Dipanwita Das is the CEO & Co-Founder at Sorcero

Previously, she was the founder & CEO of 42 Strategies, managing digital transformation projects for Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite, Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. 

Di completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Executive Program for Social Entrepreneurship, earned her M.A. from the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and her B.A. from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. She is heavily inspired by science fiction and philosophy and writes her journal in Elvish.

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