Two Bit Circus Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

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The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world.

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“It’s an honor to be recognized by a company we’ve loved and respected for so long,” said Brent Bushnell, CEO and Roustabout of Two Bit Circus. “Circuses aren’t built in a day. I’m so thankful to our passionate team and the enormous effort they marshaled to pull off this project.”

Two Bit Circus has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by a company we’ve loved and respected for so long,” said Brent Bushnell, CEO and Roustabout of Two Bit Circus. “Circuses aren’t built in a day. I’m so thankful to our passionate team and the enormous effort they marshaled to pull off this project.”

“Our goal for Two Bit Circus is to provide our guests with an experience that they can’t get anywhere else,” said Eric Gradman, Mad Inventor and Co-Founder of Two Bit Circus. “From a Story Room to a new VR experience or an interactive trivia show, our aim is to provide customers with new forms of fun and to give experience creators a new development platform for bringing people together through play.”

Two Bit Circus is a community of entertainment and engineering enthusiasts who combine a love of technology with [mad] invention in pursuit of the future of fun. The company is opening the world’s first chain of Micro-Amusement Parks to fuse the latest interactive technology with the wonder and spectacle of classic circus and carnival. Their first park launched in September 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles and has served as a permanent installation to fuel creative, elbow-to-elbow gaming.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2020) is now available online at fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2020, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

ABOUT TWO BIT CIRCUS
Based in Los Angeles, Two Bit Circus is a community of entertainment and engineering enthusiasts who combine a love of technology with [mad] invention in pursuit of the future of fun. The company is opening the world’s first chain of Micro-Amusement Parks. These one-acre sized entertainment complexes fuse the latest interactive technology with the wonder and spectacle of a classic circus and carnival. The parks are a platform to showcase best-in-class interactive entertainment from all over the world, and are filled with unexpected social experiences that bring people together elbow-to-elbow to play, eat, drink, and generally experience life at highest resolution.

Architected for maximum social impact, Two Bit Circus supports a parallel 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Two Bit Circus Foundation. Its mission is to cultivate the next generation of inventors, advance environmental stewardship, and spur community engagement by providing schools and youth of all means with access to hands-on STEAM learning, modern maker tools, and upcycled materials.

For more information, visit http://www.twobitcircus.com or follow @TwoBitCircus and #TwoBitCircus.

ABOUT FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine of the Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at http://www.fastcompany.com.

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