Fast Company has published their second annual list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators.
The list identifies companies that encourage bold experimentation, not just from the C-suite or engineering groups but from every level of the organization.
And now more than ever, businesses of every kind, from every industry, must innovate to survive and thrive.
In collaboration with Accenture, Fast Company scored every application they received to produce a list of the top 100 companies which included four Canadian organizations.
Readers won’t be surprised to learn that media-darling Shopify was included but two organizations from Toronto and one from Vancouver made the cut as well.
Shopify, Ottawa – Employees at the e-commerce platform have access to confidential career coaching, with more than 6,000 sessions booked last year.
Highline Beta, Toronto – The boutique Canadian VC/incubator hybrid is establishing a track record for funding employee ideas and spinning them out into their own companies.
RBC Ventures, Toronto – The Royal Bank of Canada created this subsidiary two years ago as a fintech laboratory, where some 200 employees test and develop new ideas.
AbCellera, Vancouver – The company concentrates on cutting-edge research, partnering with larger drug companies to send early breakthroughs into commercial development.
AbCellera was also named the winner of Fast Company’s Innovative Team of the Year award. AbCellera’s Pandemic Prevention Platform team brought the first COVID-19 antibody to clinical trials in under 90 days.