Four Arlington businesses were honored recently for their rapid growth in their respective industries. The Arlington Fast Four, a competition that honors the fastest growing companies in the County, winners were announced at the bi-annual Arlington Premiere reception in Rosslyn, More than 300 business and community leaders were on hand for the event.
Entrants for the Arlington Fast Four were privately-held companies that needed to demonstrate year-over-year revenue growth from 2015, 2016, and 2017. Winners were required to provide income statements to show proof of growth and revenue. This year’s winners were chosen in each of four categories (to comprise the Arlington Fast Four).
Mind Body Health was chosen as the Fast Four winner in the Under $500,000 revenue category. The Courthouse-based company is a private practice of psychologists and dietitians dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based care. The business specializes in providing individual psychotherapy and nutrition counseling for the treatment of chronic medical conditions, depression and a variety of disorders.
Winning in the second category, which represents revenue of $500,000–$1.5M, is Eminent IT, a software development company based in Crystal City. The company, established in 2009, is focused on helping organizations and government agencies revamp business processes and technology. Its clients include the U.S. Navy and the White House.
Rosslyn-based LiveSafe took home the Fast Four Award in the $1.5M–$5M category. LiveSafe offers a movile two-way safety communications platform and risk mitigation tool that is used by businesses and universities. It was founded by a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech campus shooting tragedy. LiveSafe's mobile app allows users to report incidents, share location, and find and call for emergency services.
Applied Memetics, commonly known as AM LLC is the winner in the $5M–$50M category and has been supporting contracts with the federal government in areas of health, defense and intelligence since 2012. The Ballston-based company is growing quickly and hiring data scientists, engineers and cyber security analysts to work not only in Arlington, but throughout the region at client sites.
Congratulations to all Fast Four winners.