Welcome to our annual guide to the businesses that matter most, the ones whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture.
Check out the full list below, or on the right where they are organized by industry.
In preparation for The World's Most Innovative Companies of 2013, Fast Company is analyzing its archive to highlight the All Stars from the past five years. read more: Apple, Google, Foursquare, Twitter, Y Combinator, Square
Fast Company checks in with last year's Most Innovative Companies to see how their big ideas fared in 2012--and how they'll play out in 2013 and beyond.