Company Profile

Zippin

Builds contactless payment technology.

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
Retail
Year Founded
2015
Location
San Mateo, California
Leadership
Krishna Motukuri, Motilal Agrawal, Abhinav Katiyar
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Retail (2020)

When the coronavirus hit, Zippin had already been working on checkout-free technology to eliminate in-person interactions between shoppers and cashiers. Using this platform, shoppers can enter a store, grab their items, and leave without scanning anything or waiting in line. In October 2019, Zippin announced a partnership to open the first in the world in-arena checkout-free convenience store in the Sacramento King's Golden 1 Center. In 2020, Zippin announced another partnership to bring checkout-free technology to the Denver Broncos' Mile High Stadium.

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Synack

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

Synack Co-founders Jay Kaplan and Mark Kuhr
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

Fills tech roles in the Central Valley region of California.

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
2013
Location
Fresno, California
Leadership
Irma Olguin Jr., Jake Soberal
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Business Services (2020)

Bitwise revitalized California's agricultural Central Valley by identifying and training tech talent in underserved communities and advocating for area startups. This year, Bitwise launched TakeCare, an outgrowth of a social media initiative that brings meals to families in need. To date, TakeCare has served more than 250,000 meals to thousands of hard-hit families. The software company’s site, OnwardCA, has connected more than 20,000 people with financial aid, emergency services, and job opportunities during the pandemic. Following its initial success in California, OnwardUS expanded to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, and D.C.

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JOY Collective

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

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
2012
Location
Washington, District of Columbia
Leadership
Kelli Richardson-Lawson, Orlena Nwokah-BlanchardCamille Blanchard
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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Hollister Staffing

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

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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