Hickory is the only corporate training tool focused on retention, turning sales and customer service staff into brand experts.

  • Founded 2014
  • 1-15 Employees
  • 0-5 Engineers
  • Education

About Hickory

The Genesis
Brian Tobal, Hickory's CEO, is, by his own admission, obsessed with retaining knowledge. As a graduate student he would track how many pages he read and measure his memory with little quizzes, a habit he has kept up over time. With Hickory, Tobal has funneled that obsession into building a system to tell precisely when you are going to forget something, and then prod you so you don’t.

The Product
Hickory is a dynamic training system for the sales and customer service teams of companies like Dish Network and large electronics manufacturers. The company's immediate goal is to help these employees retain all the knowledge people usually forget after initial training. To this end, Hickory breaks the knowledge you have to retain into “cards” and continually arranges them in the optimal manner, refreshing your brain with small quizzes every day. These quizzes take about 3 minutes per day, or 15-20 minutes over the course of the week, and have proven effective for remember job training details.

The People
We’re primarily looking for Senior Software Engineers. Comfortable in a startup environment, you know how to prioritize short-term progress with long-term investment, and understand the value of data-centric decisions. With Python/Django on the backend and React on the frontend, our stack is optimized for iteration and daily deploys.

As an education company, we believe in potential more than in specific skills. We want great talent and inspiring leaders in all areas: from business operations to product design, and sales. Join a fast-growing, Y-Combinator backed startup that's making an impact. We're based in beautiful Flatiron District, New York.

We work in a bright, beautiful shared space above Union Square
Hickory - We work in a bright, beautiful shared space above Union Square
The CEO and CTO, hard at work ;)
Hickory - The CEO and CTO, hard at work ;)
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Tech Stack
  • Python
  • Django
  • React
  • Heroku

  • flexible vacation policy
  • stocked kitchen and beverages
  • great location
  • collegial atmosphere

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Life & Disability Coverage Life & Disability Coverage