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As the most trusted name in entrepreneurial journalism, Inc. shares the stories of the founders, innovators and influencers that are shaping our world; offering the tools, insight and connections to help entrepreneurs  propel their businesses forward.
Inc. celebrates entrepreneurship by awarding some of the most impressive and successful businesses in the world. Inc. award programs run throughout the year and give businesses the opportunity to be recognized and celebrated for their success. Inc. Masters will convene the leadership of businesses who have achieved the following awards. 
INC. 5000
Since 1982, the Inc. 5000 list has honored the extraordinary journeys of the fastest-growing companies in America. It is the most prestigious honor for growing private businesses and business leaders. Past honorees have benefited from this distinction, and many have gone on to become business icons, like Microsoft, Under Armour, Pandora, Chobani, Facebook, and more.
In this inaugural list, Inc. and Grant Thornton have teamed up to create an exclusive roster of the 1,000 largest, most vital American companies that are not public. These companies maintain growth and relevance as they continue to thrive.
Inc. Masters is the only member society for the founders and leaders of the fastest growing privately-held companies. This is the only platform that convenes the leadership of the Inc. 5000, Private Titans, Female Founders 100 and Best Work Places to exchange knowledge, publish content on, attend private events and propel one another to what’s next.
Membership is by invitation only and nontransferable. There is an annual membership fee due upon acceptance. If you are interested in requesting an invitation, please click here.