Company Profile

Esri

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.

Jack Dangermond
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
Government Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
1969
Location
Redlands, California
Leadership
Jack Dangermond
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Esri's ArcGIS software has long been used to track natural and human-made disasters. This year, the software was used by the Johns Hopkins University and became the national standard for visualizing the Covid-19 infection rate. As the virus spread across the globe, Esri provided JHU access to leading cartographic experts and data scientists, and even helped JHU make infrastructure enhancements to the tracker to support a record-breaking 4.5 billion requests per day. Esri employees also were actively engaged in supporting voters during the 2020 election. An employee resource group at Esri called Black Girls M.A.P.P. spun off a volunteer advocacy initiative that saw 150 staffers donate 1,200 hours toward building data-driven narratives about policies affecting communities under-represented in the political process.

Proscia

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

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
Government Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2014
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Leadership
David West, Coleman StavishNathan Buchbinder
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Proscia is helping drive advances related to Covid-19 by working with the Joint Pathology Center, the premiere pathology reference center for U.S. authorities, to digitize the world’s largest repository of human tissue data. Making this tissue data accessible helps pathologists, researchers, and clinicians improve their understanding of infectious diseases. Proscia also leverages artificial intelligence to improve its suite of diagnostic imaging tools, helping laboratories and researchers make more accurate diagnoses.

Accela

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.

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
Government Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
1999
Location
San Ramon, California
Leadership
Gary Kovacs
Past Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 4995 (2018), No. 3851 (2017), No. 2948 (2016)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Governments are increasingly reliant on digital technology to expand access to critical information, provide essential services, and connect with their communities. When Covid-19 hit, Accela asked government IT decision-makers about the most critical, time-sensitive actions needed to keep operations running and citizens safe. In just two weeks, Acela developed a suite of 13 cloud solutions to help local and state governments and agencies work remotely, offer online services to citizens, and conduct virtual inspections--and helped implement these solutions within a week despite financial and human resource constraints.

Everlywell

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.

Julia Cheek, CEO and founder of Everlywell.
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
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2015
Location
Austin, Texas
Leadership
Julia Cheek
Inc. 5000 Regionals
No. 3, Texas (2020)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Everlywell supplies at-home health testing kits, including the first at-home Covid-19 test to receive Food and Drug Administration approval. At the onset of the pandemic, the company jumped on the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization to create a lab network that enabled a huge increase in processed testing. Once the test kit was developed, Everlywell shipped tens of thousands of kits to frontline health care workers, using its network of labs and FDA authorization to expedite processing. Everlywell's approach since has been imitated by other diagnostic and treatment providers. Everlywell is now shipping tests to government workers, large offices, and universities and has been instrumental in a legal battle for six million Maryland residents to gain access to home testing.

Mammoth Biosciences

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.

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
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2018
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Trevor Martin, Lucas Harrington, Janice Chen
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Molecular diagnostics--scanning DNA for genes associated with disease--is the most accurate method of early disease detection, but usually requires large, expensive laboratory facilities and trained experts, slowing results. Mammoth’s DETECTR tool was built to bypass many of those obstacles to rapid testing, and in January, the company reconfigured DETECTR to make the first CRISPR-based test for Covid-19. The test is a low-cost option that produces highly accurate results in just 30 minutes--instead of the 24-hour minimum required by many other tests.