Upskill Recognized as an Inc. Magazine Best Workplace 2018

Enterprise augmented reality (AR) leader is one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement for the second year

WASHINGTON, D.CMay 23, 2018 – Upskill, the leader in enterprise software for augmented reality (AR) devices, today announced that it has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. This marks Upskill’s second-straight year on the list, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to its employees, workplace culture and continued momentum.

Hitting newsstands today in the June 2018 issue, and as part of a prominent feature, the Best Workplaces award is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies.

“While our mission to ‘elevate the impact of the industrial workforce’ is what drives us, it is our people and our culture that ultimately contribute to our success and enable us to reach new heights in our highly competitive market,” said Brian Ballard, Upskill CEO and co-founder. “Earning recognition on Inc.’s Best Workplaces list for the second time is a testament to our dedication to creating a collaborative, flexible and fun environment. By inspiring and engaging our employees, we can best serve our customers as they empower their own people with our enterprise AR solutions.”

Upskill adds this honor to its growing list of recent milestones, which includes the closing of its latest funding round, and recognition as a top-five finalist in the prestigious international Hermes Awards at Hannover Messe.

The 2018 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants based on benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and be U.S.-based, privately held and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

“By including an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar,” said James Ledbetter, Inc. editor-in-chief. “Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves.”

About Upskill
Upskill is the market leader in enterprise software for augmented reality devices in industrial settings. Trusted by some of the world’s most well-known companies, such as GE and The Boeing Company, both also investors, and many others, our technology enhances the capabilities of hands-on workers to measurably and immediately improve business operations from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite. With our industrial platform, Skylight, workers can be connected to the information they need to do their jobs with greater efficiency and fewer errors, enabling businesses to become more agile and competitive. To learn more, visit

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace
Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit