Best Workplaces for Innovators

THE 2019 BEST WORKPLACES FOR INNOVATORS

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Entry Deadline: March 15 (11:59 PM PDT)
This year, Fast Company is inaugurating a brand-new list – Best Workplaces for Innovators – to identify company cultures that empower employees at all levels to improve processes, create new products or invent new ways of doing business. To compile the list, Fast Company is partnering with Accenture to create a series of questions and metrics designed to evaluate the role innovation plays in company culture and operations. By combining forces, Fast Company and Accenture bring extensive experience and vast data on an array of relevant topics, from corporate innovation to workplace inclusion.
Every submission for the 2019 Best Workplaces for Innovators will be individually evaluated by Fast Company’s editorial staff, and finalists will be selected by a group of judges consisting of Fast Company editors, renowned business leaders, and notable innovators.
Enter now for your chance to be named a Best Workplace for Innovators.

Why Apply

Every company that applies will be seen and evaluated by Fast Company’s editorial staff before being presented to an elite judging panel. Companies chosen for the Best Workplaces for Innovators list will appear in the September 2019 issue of Fast Company magazine and on fastcompany.com and receive a verified company bio page on fastcompany.com.

The review process deepens and enhances Fast Company’s understanding of each applicant’s business, putting some emerging companies on our radar or introducing us to new initiatives at established companies that may warrant future coverage in the magazine or on fastcompany.com.

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Entry Deadline: March 15 (11:59 PM PDT)

Who Should Apply

Organizations must demonstrate a serious and established commitment (e.g., internal incubators, skunk works, hackathons, ongoing education) to building a culture of innovation that yields tangible results (patents, patent applications, new products to market, new systems that enhance operations). Companies and nonprofits of all sizes will be considered.

For full application details, see the FAQs. Click here to download the sample application.

Judges

We’re assembling an impressive list of designers, venture capitalists, thinkers, and social entrepreneurs to evaluate finalists selected by Fast Company’s editorial staff. Entries will be judged on impact, design, scalability, and ingenuity.

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Entry Deadline: March 15 (11:59 PM PDT)