THRIVE Earns a Spot on the Inc. 5000 for a Second Year

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THRIVE, a premier Product Development and Innovation Strategy firm earns a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for a second year as part of Inc. magazines annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

We design growth for our client’s everyday, but the Inc. 5000 shows how passionate we are about our own growth as a team, and that all the hard work put in by Thrivers is truly paying off.

THRIVE, a premier Product Development and Innovation Strategy firm is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies for a second time. For 36 years, Inc. magazine has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into this very exclusive club (http://inc.com/inc5000). THRIVE secured the 4428 spot on the prestigious list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“THRIVE ranking on the Inc. 5000 emphasizes the achievements we’ve made as a company,” said Jonathan Dalton, THRIVE Co-Founder and CEO. “We design growth for our client’s everyday, but the Inc. 5000 shows how passionate we are about our own growth as a team, and that all the hard work put in by Thrivers is truly paying off.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 5000 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

ABOUT THRIVE
THRIVE is a premier product development & innovation strategy firm. We help ambitious leaders build iconic brands through informed design. Based in Atlanta, Georgia THRIVE is an experienced group of researchers, strategists and product developers who work at the intersection of design, the social sciences, and business to help companies create new value. Our expertise in generating insight, envisioning new ideas, reinventing categories, and translating brands into tangible experiences, has helped leading companies to THRIVE.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT:

THRIVE
a.williams(at)thrivethinking(dot)com
404.228.7342
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 290, Atlanta, GA, 30318.

MORE ABOUT INC. AND THE INC. 5000

Methodology
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generated revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

ABOUT INC. MEDIA:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew(at)four-corners(dot)com

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