Fast Company is Searching for Applicants for This Year’s “Most Innovative Companies”

Fast Company’s eighth annual “Most Innovative Companies” contest will be accepting applications through September 13th.

Last year, two Dallas-based companies were recognized as some of the world’s most innovative and influential. Your company could represent DFW on this year’s list as wellbut time is running out to apply. 

Founded in 2008, Fast Company‘s “Most Innovative Companies” aims to recognize businesses for their ability to transform their respective industries and change the world around them. The contest prides itself in being “the definitive source for recognizing the organizations that are transforming industries and shaping society,” and awards an extremely wide variety of innovative companies. 

In 2018, there were 350 companies recognized, ranging from small startups, to major corporations, and everything in between. Fast Company also releases “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” each year, pulling from the companies that have been recognized. The competition is both well-known and much anticipated by those across the business sector. 

Local winners from 2018
included Huawei and rewardStyle.

“This year’s MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change,” Fast Company‘s Deputy Editor David Lidsky told Markets Insider of last year’s list.

Local winners from 2018 included Huawei, a telecom manufacturing company in Plano, and rewardStyle, a Dallas-based fashion technology start up. Other winners included national powerhouses such as Apple, Netflix, and Amazon. 

All winners will be featured on and in the March 2019 issue of the magazine. 

The contest is continuing to grow, spanning 41 categories, with five more added to the 36 options last year. Some of these categories include: 

  • Advertising
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Design 
  • Film & TV
  • Health 
  • Media
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Social Media
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Wellness.


You can find the full list on the application page. 

Every application is individually reviewed by Fast Company‘s editorial staff and given equal consideration. Applications for the 2019 cycle are open until Sept. 13. If you feel like your company could be a good candidate, you can apply here

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