Company of the Year

Puritan Medical Products

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Designs and manufactures medical products, including the nasopharyngeal swabs used in most Covid-19 tests.

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  • IndustryHealth Products
  • HeadquartersGuilford, Maine
  • 2020
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All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.

Industry Winners

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Industry / Category
Headquarters
Omaze
Advertising & Marketing
Los Angeles, CA

Raises funds and awareness for causes around the world by offering the chance to win dream-come-true experiences and prizes.

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ASTOUND Group
Advertising & Marketing
Las Vegas, NV

Designs and executes brand strategy and development, retail design, digital engagements, store rollouts, and events for businesses.

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TripleLift
Advertising & Marketing
New York, NY

Provides programmatic advertising services across premium publishers via native, video, display, and branded content.

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Bednark
Business Products
New York, NY

Provides full-service custom fabrication services, partnering with designers, architects, agencies, and brands to create retail displays and events.

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Triax Technologies
Business Products
Norwalk, CT

Provides wearable technology for data collection and communication to help workers in challenging environments operate more safely and intelligently.

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B-Unlimited
Business Products
Fayetteville, AR

Offers custom collegiate apparel and promotional products using environmentally friendly, water-based screen printing.

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OneCause
Business Services
Indianapolis, IN

Builds a fundraising platform for nonprofits.

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Mursion
Business Services
San Francisco, CA

Uses virtual reality to provide a safe environment for training essential workplace skills and practicing difficult conversations.

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Quality Works Consulting Group
Business Services
Los Angeles, CA

Advises clients on software design and strategic team building.

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McKissack and McKissack
Construction
Washington, DC

Provides professional design and construction services.

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Icon
Construction
Austin, TX

Builds 3-D-printed homes using a proprietary concrete.

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Double O
Construction
Byron Center, MI

Distributor and installer of commercial glazing, windows, and doors.

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Bombas
Consumer Products
New York, NY

Makes socially responsible socks and other clothing items.

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Allbirds
Consumer Products
San Francisco, CA

Makes carbon-neutral footwear.

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Caraway
Consumer Products
New York, NY

A direct-to-consumer home goods brand.

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Instacart
Consumer Services
San Francisco, CA

Provides same-day grocery delivery across North America.

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Feather
Consumer Services
New York, NY

Rents furniture and home decor.

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Cameo
Consumer Services
Chicago, IL

Enables consumers to book personalized video messages, live video calls, and direct messages from athletes, entertainers, influencers, and other celebrities.

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Seesaw
Education
San Francisco, CA

Makes an education app used for teaching students in class and in remote learning settings.

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Codecademy
Education
New York, NY

Uses an online platform to teach coding skills to improve users' job prospects and provide training opportunities for enterprise clients' employees.

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InStride
Education
Los Angeles, CA

Delivers enterprise education programs to help clients' employees develop new skills and earn degrees that can advance their careers.

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Pine Gate Renewables
Energy
Asheville, NC

Provides strategic development, financing, construction, and operational management for large-scale renewable energy projects.

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EV Connect
Energy
El Segundo, CA

Manages customized electric vehicle charging station networks to optimize drivers’ charging experiences and provide cost-effective solutions to site owners.

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Bright Power
Energy
New York, NY

Provides energy and water management services for real estate owners, investors, and operators, helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve building performance.

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Cascade Engineering
Engineering
Grand Rapids, MI

Specializes in large-part plastic injection molding for a variety of industries.

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Opentrons
Engineering
Brooklyn, NY

Creates robots to automate experiments, improving collaboration between scientists and allowing them more time to pursue important research questions.

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Velentium
Engineering
Katy, TX

Offers secure design, development, production, and post-market services for companies that make therapeutic and diagnostic active medical devices.

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Aclima
Environmental Services
San Francisco, CA

Measures and analyzes air pollution and greenhouse gases worldwide with its sensor network and cloud-based software, enabling reductions in emissions and promoting public health.

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TerraCycle
Environmental Services
Trenton, NJ

Works to move people from disposable to durable products and specializes in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste.

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DroneSeed
Environmental Services
Seattle, WA

Uses FAA heavy-lift certified drone swarms to reforest land devastated by wildfires.

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Robinhood
Financial Services
Menlo Park, CA

Robinhood is a financial services company and mobile app that offers commission-free investing and trading.

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Remitly
Financial Services
Seattle, WA

Supports immigrants by making the process of sending money to their family members more transparent, straightforward, and cost-effective.

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Dave
Financial Services
Los Angeles, CA

Provides mobile services for budgeting, finding work, building credit, and accessing cash advances to cover immediate expenses.

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Vital Farms
Food & Beverage
Austin, TX

Produces pasture-raised eggs and butter sold at Target and Whole Foods Market.

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sweetgreen
Food & Beverage
Los Angeles, CA

Makes it easier for people to eat healthy nutritious meals from seasonal produce, and makes sure its employees don't have to choose between a paycheck and their health--or their right to vote.

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Beyond Good
Food & Beverage
New York, NY

Produces chocolate in Africa, which removes supply-chain intermediaries, saves on operating costs, and increases farmers' wages.

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Esri
Government Services
Redlands, CA

Creates geographical visualizations with data sets from organizations like the U.S. Census, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization. Esri's ArcGIS sotware was used to enhance Johns Hopkins University's Covid-19 tracker.

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Proscia
Government Services
Philadelphia, PA

Offers a digital pathology platform that helps laboratories make more accurate diagnoses and accelerate discovery in image-based research.

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Accela
Government Services
San Ramon, CA

Helps state and local governments provide virtual public services--and when the pandemic hit, it built a suite of solutions to help those governments work and offer most services remotely.

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Everlywell
Health Products
Austin, TX

Everlywell provides laboratory health testing kits for conditions like Lyme Disease, fertility, and high cholesterol. In March, Everlywell brought the first FDA-approved, at-home Covid-19 test to market.

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Mammoth Biosciences
Health Products
San Francisco, CA

Uses its own DETECTR system to detect genes associated with disease. It joins a family of CRISPR systems developed by Mammoth to provide enhanced genome editing for industries like health care, research, agriculture, and even biodefense.

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Nonin Medical
Health Products
Plymouth, MN

Invented fingertip pulse oximeters and makes other medical devices, including the first handheld wireless device capable of reading multiple vital signs.

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Carbon Health
Health Services
San Francisco, CA

Brings healthcare directly to patients via its omnichannel technology platform to provide a mix of in-person and remote care.

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Capsule
Health Services
New York, NY

Operates a full-service, mobile-first pharmacy.

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98point6
Health Services
Seattle, WA

Creates telehealth tools that let primary care doctors make diagnoses and treat their patients remotely via text-based communication.

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Homebase
Human Resources
San Francisco, CA

Helps more than 100,000 small businesses with tools for scheduling, hiring, onboarding, compliance, and communications.

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Catalyte
Human Resources
Baltimore, MD

Uses predictive analytics to remove unconscious bias from the hiring process.

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Jackson Healthcare
Human Resources
Alpharetta, GA

Connects health care professionals to employment opportunities.

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Cloudticity
IT Management
Seattle, WA

Provides health care organizations with cloud-based services, like patient portals and health information exchange, to streamline and improve health systems.

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Kaizen Technology Partners
IT Management
San Francisco, CA

Counsels businesses on cloud-tech solutions.

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Responsive Technology Partners
IT Management
Metter, GA

Offers security services to businesses.

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PamTen
IT Systems Development
Princeton, NJ

Fills IT roles and advises clients on business technology.

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10Pearls
IT Systems Development
Vienna, VA

Helps clients digitize their business.

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Keyot
IT Systems Development
St Paul, MN

Supports clients and communities with workforce transformation and management consulting.

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Lemonade
Insurance
New York City, NY

Uses AI to streamline the process of buying insurance on a large scale.

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Ethos
Insurance
San Francisco, CA

Aims to make life insurance affordable and more accessible by allowing people to purchase its products online.

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The Zebra
Insurance
Austin, TX

Compares prices from more than 100 car insurance companies to help consumers find the best rates.

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Total Quality Logistics
Logistics & Transportation
Cincinnati, OH

Provides full truckload, less than truckload, and intermodal services.

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Onfleet
Logistics & Transportation
San Francisco, CA

Powers a last-mile platform that aims to cut costs, expedite deliveries, and boost parcel volume.

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Volansi
Logistics & Transportation
Concord, CA

Builds aerial delivery drones.

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Formlabs
Manufacturing
Somerville, MA

Manufactures and develops 3-D-printing technology.

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MORGAN Li
Manufacturing
Chicago Heights, IL

Provides custom fixtures, case goods and other furniture, and large-format printing solutions for the retail and hospitality industries.

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Unlimited Tomorrow
Manufacturing
Rhinebeck, NY

Makes personalized prosthetic arms for individuals with a limb difference.

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Monkeypaw Productions
Media
Los Angeles, CA

Produces thought-provoking projects across film, television, and digital platforms. Founded by director and producer Jordan Peele.

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Participant
Media
Beverly Hills, CA

Produces feature films, documentary films, episodic television series, and digital short-form programming that inspires social awareness and positive change.

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Jam City
Media
Culver City, CA

Blends technological innovation and storytelling to make mobile games that are played globally by millions of people.

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OJO Labs
Real Estate
Austin, TX

Offers personalized, artificial-intelligence-fueled guidance through the home-buying and selling process.

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The Garrett Companies
Real Estate
Greenwood, IN

Offers multifamily development, construction, and real-estate management services.

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Divvy Homes
Real Estate
San Francisco, CA

Brings a rent-to-own model to homeownership.

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Grove Collaborative
Retail
San Francisco, CA

Retails natural products, including household cleaning, personal care, baby, kid, and pet products.

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Cuyana
Retail
New York, NY

Creates simple, carefully designed clothing and accessories using sustainable materials and production processes.

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Kendra Scott
Retail
Austin, TX

Sells fashion, jewelry, and accessories online and in over 100 standalone stores across the U.S., and in premiere retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's.

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KnowBe4
Security
Clearwater, FL

Offers security awareness training with thousands of real-world phishing scenarios in 34 languages.

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Medigate
Security
Brooklyn, NY

Provides security for networked, IoT medical devices.

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PassBase
Security
New York, NY

Builds identity-verification tools for companies, boosting conversion rates.

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SAS
Software
Cary, NC

Builds analytics software.

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Binti
Software
Oakland, CA

Builds modern software for child welfare agencies.

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SpotOn Transact
Software
San Francisco, CA

Builds software and payment tools for vendors.

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Figgers Communication
Telecom
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Manufactures cellular phones, offers cellular plans, and provides mobile broadband and other telecommunications services.

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Comtec Cloud
Telecom
Vineland, NJ

Offers telecommunications services.

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Broadvoice
Telecom
Northridge, CA

Provides cloud-based phone services.

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Hipcamp
Travel & Hospitality
San Francisco, CA

Connects campers with private camping spots, RVs, cabins, tree houses, and more.

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SmartFlyer
Travel & Hospitality
New York City, NY

Assists clients with luxury travel planning.

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Tasty Catering
Travel & Hospitality
Elk Grove Village, IL

Offers catering services in the greater Chicago area.

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Gaia Herbs
Wellness Products
Brevard, NC

Makes organic health and wellness products.

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HydraFacial
Wellness Products
Long Beach, CA

Specializes in non-laser skincare treatments.

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Sprinly
Wellness Products
Cleveland, OH

Delivers organic plant-based meals.

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Calm
Wellness Services
San Francisco, CA

Makes a meditation app focused on health and wellness.

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Restore Hyper Wellness
Wellness Services
Austin, TX

Promotes trendy wellness services.

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Sword Health
Wellness Services
New York, NY

Offers affordable physical therapy.

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General Excellence Winners

Company
Industry / Category
Headquarters
Bright Machines
Manufacturing
San Francisco, CA

Provides software and robotics focused on automation for the electronics manufacturing industry.

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Heal
Health Services
Los Angeles, CA

Heal brings primary care to people’s homes through technology-empowered primary care framework.

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Samsara
Logistics & Transportation
San Francisco, CA

Makes sensors and software to manage commercial fleets and industrial operations.

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Senior Shopping Service
Health Services
Chesterfield, IN

Delivers clothing, furniture, electronic, health products, and more to residents in nursing homes around the U.S.

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Squarespace
Software
New York City, NY

Provides software as a service for website design, creation, and hosting.

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Uncle Nearest
Food & Beverage
Shelbyville, TN

Distills a premium whiskey brand named after the formerly enslaved Nathaniel "Nearest" Green, who taught Jack Daniel the craft.

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Company Revenue Winners

Company
Industry / Category
Headquarters

Lean and Mean under $5M

Media Cause
Advertising & Marketing
San Francisco, CA

Provides communications and marketing services.

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Culture Shift Labs
Business Services
Hamburg, NJ

Provides diversity and inclusion training.

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Mentor Spaces
Business Services
Denver, CO

Facilitates virtual mentorships for underrepresented job seekers.

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Prosperous and Thriving $5-50M

Instrumental
Software
Palo Alto, CA

Helps product engineers build better, longer-lasting consumer electronics while curbing waste.

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Kurin
Health Products
San Diego, CA

Builds a device to reduce contaminated blood cultures.

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Very
Software
Bozeman, MT

Provides expert product development, software engineering, and design services.

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Robust and Powerful $50M+

QuickBox Fulfillment
Logistics & Transportation
Denver, CO

Offers fulfilment services to retailers.

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POWERHOME SOLAR
Energy
Mooresville, NC

Installs solar panels for homes and businesses.

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Globalization Partners
Human Resources
Boston, MA

Becomes the employer of record for businesses with International staff.

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Company Stage Winners

Company
Industry / Category
Headquarters

On the Rise 0-4 years

Interplay Learning
Education
Austin, TX

Provides online training for workers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, and facilities maintenance.

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Spatial
Software
New York, NY

Builds augmented and virtual reality platforms for businesses.

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Zippin
Retail
San Mateo, CA

Builds contactless payment technology.

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Established Excellence 5-14 years

Synack
Software
Redwood City, CA

Runs a crowdsourced security-testing platform to train organizations to become more resistant to cyberattacks.

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Bitwise Industries
Business Services
Fresno, CA

Fills tech roles in the Central Valley region of California.

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JOY Collective
Advertising & Marketing
Washington, DC

Designs branding, innovative marketing and communications strategies, social action initiatives, and grassroots events for businesses.

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Enduring Impact years 15+ years

Hollister Staffing
Human Resources
Boston, MA

Provides staffing across multiple industries as well as leadership training for individuals and teams.

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Neighborly
Consumer Services
Waco, TX

Connects consumers to local home and business repair and maintenance service providers.

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Digi-Key Electronics
Business Services
Thief River Falls, MN

Distributes electronic components primarily to technology, med-tech, and automotive companies around the world.

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