Company Profile

Culture Shift Labs

Provides diversity and inclusion training.

Company Information
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.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Business Services
Location
Hamburg, New Jersey
Leadership
Andrea Hoffman, Denmark West
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Services (2020)

Culture Shift Labs revolves around financial and economic inclusion for the Black community and achieving visible results in racial equality. Its annual summit, Culture Shifting Weekends, is dedicated to providing opportunities to Black executives, venture investors, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. For the past 17 years, the summit has helped facilitate more than $350 million in deals and collaborations for attendees. Culture Shift's goal is to get $1 billion into the hands of this community by 2025.

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Mentor Spaces

Facilitates virtual mentorships for underrepresented job seekers.

Company Information
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.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Business Services
Year Founded
2017
Location
Denver, Colorado
Leadership
Chris Motley
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Services (2020)

The convergence of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement presented a unique opportunity to Mentor Spaces, a virtual mentorship platform for Black and Latinx early-career professionals. Mentor Space’s mission is to make all workplaces diverse, equitable, and inclusive while advancing and maximizing the careers of underrepresented talent by providing a platform for professionals to have their own voice. The app already has more than 10,000 active students, helping them recognize their strengths, values, and interests to confidently reach their goals.

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Instrumental

Helps leading global electronics brands bring products to market faster and with better reliability through its end-to-end manufacturing optimization system.

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, CEO (center)
Company Information
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.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Manufacturing
Year Founded
2015
Location
Palo Alto, California
Leadership
Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Manufacturing (2020)

Waste from electronics, or e-waste, is the world’s fastest-growing solid waste stream. To help ensure that the products we need are built sustainably, top brands need to get smarter and more efficient throughout the entire design-build process. This year, Instrumental introduced an A.I.-powered discovery system along with external data streams to enable engineers to find flaws as they occur and amend them before they create vast quantities of waste.

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Inc. 5000
No. 705 (2021)

Kurin

Builds a device to reduce contaminated blood cultures.

Company Information
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.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Health Products
Year Founded
2015
Location
San Diego, California
Leadership
Bob Rogers, Dave Lloyd, Abby Norfleet
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Health Products (2020)

Bloodstream infections are extremely dangerous, but positive blood tests are wrong roughly a third of the time. Kurin severely reduces the risk of blood-test contamination and benefits patients by providing the correct care for their correct diagnosis, saving hospitals time and money by excluding unnecesary treatments and medication. In 2019, Hartford Hospital published a peer-reviewed paper demonstrating a 74 percent reduction in their contaminated cultures by implementing Kurin, leading to an estimated annual savings of $750,000.

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Very

Internet-of-things engineering firm building systems for smart manufacturing, smart energy and utilities, consumer electronics and connected wellness.

Company Information
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.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Software
Year Founded
2011
Location
Bozeman, Montana
Leadership
Ryan Prosser
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2020
Inc. Best in Business
Software (2020)
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At Very, we value autonomy, fairness, and balance--principles that guide everything we do when it comes to company culture. Autonomy: We believe in empowering individuals to make an impact. Fairness: We practice radical transparency, providing insight into all levels of the company, from financial performance (which we present in monthly all-hands meetings) to individual compensation (we have an open-salary model). Balance: We believe people do their best work when they have fulfilling lives outside of work.

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Inc. 5000
No. 3288 (2021), No. 4887 (2020), No. 3478 (2019), No. 4642 (2018), No. 1146 (2017)