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Technology Affinity Group Conference
Technological advancements have fueled innovations causing foundations to re-think their approach to grantmaking. These innovations are all around us: ubiquitous access, the consumerization of technology and data, the rise of social networks and the quest for greater transparency. Join us as we explore how device-independent applications, mobile and cloud computing, data analytics, collaboration and social media are transforming philanthropy.
Washington Business Journal MassMutual Citizenship Award Winner
Altum Inc. and Helping Hungry Kids, a nonprofit that supplies children with food for the weekends, were the winners of the MassMutual Citizenship Award during the Washington Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Awards June 6. The award recognizes a powerful partnership between a corporation and a nonprofit organization that supports women and families.
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Award
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is an annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., introduced in 1982. The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the Inc. 500, which ranks the country’s top 5000 fastest-growing, private companies and also features a special ranking of the top 10 percent of the list as the Inc. 500. Over the last seventeen years in North America, Deloitte has watched fast-growing technology companies flex their muscle to achieve incredible growth. These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business today. The Technology Fast 500 program recognizes these efforts in its annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the United States and Canada. The program is based on percentage revenue growth from 2007 to 2011 and recognizes all areas of technology and includes both public and private companies.
Inc. magazine ranked Altum NO. 2688 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. Altum joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Award
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent technology awards program in North America with 2010 being its sixteenth anniversary. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies-large, small, public and private-span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology. These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business today.
Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies- both public and private – in North America (U.S and Canada). Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2010 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2005 to 2009.
Altum, Inc. has been recognized again, this time by Lead 411.
In order to recognize the fastest growing technology companies in DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, Lead411 is proud to announce the release of its "Hottest DC Area Companies" award.
Each day, the Lead411 research team scours through 600+ press releases and business articles including venture capital fundings, company launches, new office openings, customer press releases, etc. Lead411's company database has given insight to which are the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Their "Hottest Companies" awards have been created to recognize these fast growing companies in different geographic regions. This particular list originally started with over 1650 companies and then narrowed to the top 81, including Altum.
All companies considered by Lead411 had to be in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, or Media industry and be a privately held organization, and be within the districts/states of Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, and Virginia. From there, each company had to meet one or more of the following requirements:
Inc. magazine ranked Altum NO. 1158 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list. “The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”
Smart CFO Award
Congratulations to Altum’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer, Wendy Kessell. Wendy is a recipient of the 2010 SmartCEO/JustinBradley’s SmartCFO award. The award recognizes only ten chief financial officers in the Greater Baltimore and Washington DC area, who have gone above and beyond to maintain the financial integrity of their companies. Winners represent a variety of industries, who collectively employ more than 11,500 individuals and manage over $8.4 billion in revenue.
Inc. magazine ranked Altum NO. 1368 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar, and beverage maker Honest Tea are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
Minority Business Leader Awards
Awarded to Ken Fang, Chairman, the Minority Business Leader Awards honor the Washington area’s top minority business leaders and owners who exhibited outstanding performance for their companies within the last 12-18 months. The finalists are profiled in a special supplement of the Washington Business Journal.
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful companies has become the hallmark for entrepreneurial success and one of the places where future household names first make their mark: Domino's Pizza, Microsoft, Go Daddy, and Zappos.com have all been honorees.
In 2007, the list expanded to the Inc. 500|5000, giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success. The list is a distinguished editorial award, a published celebration of innovation, a network of modern entrepreneurial leaders, and an esteemed public relations showcase published by the leading entrepreneurial advocate for 30 years running.
50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses
The 50 Fastest-Growing Asian American Businesses recognizes the 50 fastest-growing Asian American-owned companies, based on percentage revenue growth over three years: 2004 to 2006 (2005 to 2007 for FYE between January and June).