Company Profile

Synack

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

Synack Co-founders Jay Kaplan and Mark Kuhr Courtesy company

In the face of increasing cyberattack threats, Synack aims to make the world more secure through its combination of artificial intelligence and ethical hackers, providing clients with both machine speed and human talent. This past year, Synack helped to secure the U.S. presidential election, protecting those on the frontlines and testing election technology to assure a smooth voting process. The company also helped secure the technology behind many Covid-19 relief organizations, ensuring that their work could continue unhindered.

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
2013
Location
Redwood City, California
Leadership
Jay Kaplan, Mark Kuhr
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Software (2020)

In the face of increasing cyberattack threats, Synack aims to make the world more secure through its combination of artificial intelligence and ethical hackers, providing clients with both machine speed and human talent. This past year, Synack helped to secure the U.S. presidential election, protecting those on the frontlines and testing election technology to assure a smooth voting process. The company also helped secure the technology behind many Covid-19 relief organizations, ensuring that their work could continue unhindered.

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Bitwise Industries

Uplifting people from disadvantaged backgrounds by building on-ramps to the technology industry for those traditionally left out.

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 Products & Services
Year Founded
2013
Location
Fresno, California
Leadership
Irma Olguin Jr., Jake Soberal
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2022
Our mission is to train a diverse workforce of individuals with the hope of inspiring communities. Our workforce arm trains people to code with a focus on marginalized groups, providing them pathways into tech. This culture has led to more than 150 new startups led by diverse entrepreneurs within our portfolio. We’re committed to being a safe and open place for all, including women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our C-suite and board are diverse, and our company is visibly and proudly led by Black and Brown, female, nonbinary, and allied leaders.
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Inc. Best in Business
Business Products & Services (2021),
Business Products & Services (2020)
As part of Bitwise's mission to build tech economies in "underestimated cities," it trained more 5,000 students in Toledo, Ohio, 80 percent of whom have gained tech employment, and the majority of whom are women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, immigrants, and/or first-generation Americans.
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Inc. 5000
No. 1522 (2021)

Joy Media Collective

Black and woman-owned marketing and creative agency using deep cultural understanding to build brands that engage authentically with consumers.

After hearing reports of hair discrimination, including children sent home from school and job offers rescinded or denied because of natural hair, JOY co-founded the CROWN Coalition alongside Dove, the National Urban League, Color of Change, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty to advocate for policy making race-based hair discrimination illegal nationwide. JOY also launched a cultural intelligence and support series for its clients, offering customized cultural immersion sessions about the history of systemic racism and Black identity in America across industries.

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
Advertising & Marketing
Year Founded
2013
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Leadership
Kelli Richardson Lawson
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Advertising & Marketing (2020)

After hearing reports of hair discrimination, including children sent home from school and job offers rescinded or denied because of natural hair, JOY co-founded the CROWN Coalition alongside Dove, the National Urban League, Color of Change, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty to advocate for policy making race-based hair discrimination illegal nationwide. JOY also launched a cultural intelligence and support series for its clients, offering customized cultural immersion sessions about the history of systemic racism and Black identity in America across industries.

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Regionals Mid-Atlantic
No. 111 (2022)
Inc. 5000
No. 2907 (2022)

The Hollister Group

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

Hollister is a community-oriented staffing agency that partnered with RecoveryWorks, a nonprofit program at Massachusetts General Hospital, to help people with substance-abuse disorders find employment in the Boston area. Hollister now serves as the primary provider of career counseling and workshops for all candidates in the program; Hollister employees volunteer their time to educating, training, and developing workshops for these prospective applicants. Hollister also has been dedicated to helping the community’s mental and emotional well-being during Covid-19 by offering free events and classes, as well as helping organizations adapt to the virtual business world. Hollister has received many awards, including ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction. According to Boston Journal (2020), it is the largest women-owned business in Massachusetts.

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
Human Resources
Year Founded
1988
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Leadership
Kip Hollister
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Human Resources (2020)

Hollister is a community-oriented staffing agency that partnered with RecoveryWorks, a nonprofit program at Massachusetts General Hospital, to help people with substance-abuse disorders find employment in the Boston area. Hollister now serves as the primary provider of career counseling and workshops for all candidates in the program; Hollister employees volunteer their time to educating, training, and developing workshops for these prospective applicants. Hollister also has been dedicated to helping the community’s mental and emotional well-being during Covid-19 by offering free events and classes, as well as helping organizations adapt to the virtual business world. Hollister has received many awards, including ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction. According to Boston Journal (2020), it is the largest women-owned business in Massachusetts.

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Neighborly

Home services franchisor focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and businesses and connecting consumers to local service providers.

Neighborly expanded its support to franchise owners and set up crisis communication protocols and operating procedures to keep customers and service professionals protected. The company continues to offer contactless and outdoor services, cleaning services, and essential services. To give back to the community, many Neighborly franchise owners provided free services like sanitizing first responder vehicles, donating meals for hospital staffs, and delivering groceries to high-risk customers who were homebound.

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
Consumer Services
Year Founded
1981
Location
Waco, Texas
Leadership
Mike Bidwell
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Consumer Services (2020)

Neighborly expanded its support to franchise owners and set up crisis communication protocols and operating procedures to keep customers and service professionals protected. The company continues to offer contactless and outdoor services, cleaning services, and essential services. To give back to the community, many Neighborly franchise owners provided free services like sanitizing first responder vehicles, donating meals for hospital staffs, and delivering groceries to high-risk customers who were homebound.

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Inc. 5000
No. 4617 (2022), No. 4345 (2021), No. 4485 (2020), No. 3427 (2019)