Thank You Sponsor: CATS

by The TECHdotMN Team

It is important we recognize those who sponsor TECHdotMN because their financial reinvestment advances Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you CATS for reinvesting!

What does CATS do?

At CATS, we provide web-based software for professional recruiters. Our applicant tracking system (ATS) empowers recruiters to effectively and efficiently source, screen, and submit candidates for hiring.

When and why did CATS start?

CATS started as Cognizo, a recruiting agency. However, the founders of Cognizo were frustrated at the lack of a useful web-based tool for sourcing, tracking, and hiring candidates, so they rolled up their sleeves and developed what would become a very popular open-source ATS, which they brought to market in 2006.

What is unique about CATS?

As mentioned above, we began as recruiters, so we have a unique inside perspective into what drives our customers as professional recruiters. In addition, there are few companies where you can walk across the office and talk to the owner. Our floor plan and company structure are such that every member of the team is directly involved in the growth and development of our company and product.

Why do you sponsor

We sponsor TECHdotMN because, as a successful tech company in Minneapolis, we believe in paying it forward and reinvesting in the same community from which we grew. The advancement of tech in Minnesota is good for all of us – a rising tide lifts all boats!

How can Minnesota tech improve?

Communities like TECHdotMN and others are doing great things to foster tech growth. Another great way to get more tech companies to think about Minnesota is by courting big tech conferences and events. Once they are up here, tech players won’t be able to help but fall in love with our community and our state.