MADISON, WI – Fast Company today announced its fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, honoring organizations and businesses that encourage and commit to innovation at all levels. This year, gener8tor ranks number 31 out of 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, moving up from its number 35 earned spot in 2021 and representing one of two entrepreneurship-focused organizations on the list.
Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2022 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, diversity, sustainability, B2B, and consumer products and services. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers worked together to score nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world.
“At our core, gener8tor helps the best and brightest innovators succeed to their maximum potential,” said gener8tor Co-founders Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseller. “We are thrilled to be named among some of the most successful, multinational companies, and our accomplishment is credited to our incredibly diverse startup and accelerator founders, talented artists and musicians, inspiring skills alumni, and dynamic leadership and team in more than 34 communities.”
Fast Company also ranked gener8tor as one of its 10 Most Innovative Companies in 2020, earning its number nine slot for using the startup accelerator model to empower musicians. Launching in 2012 with just two founders and a vision on a napkin in Madison, Wis., gener8tor celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month along with the success of 840 startups and over $1 billion in total funding across the country and abroad. gener8tor envisions innovators accomplishing measurable and transformational growth through its impactful and steadfast investments, focused programming and mentoring, workforce and skills training, and collaboration across industries, enabling equitable access and opportunity.
“This year’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to cultivating creativity across the board,” said Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief Fast Company. “In the face of powerful headwinds, these leaders and teams continue to spur innovation.”
Fast Company‘s Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (September 2022) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning August 16, 2022. Join the Best Workplaces for Innovators conversation using #FCBestWorkplaces.