Alexandria, Virginia, USA (23 August 2016) - Since 1987, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) has been transforming the lives of those leading entrepreneurs who transform the world. With more than 12,000 members in 160 chapters and 50 countries, EO is the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs. Among these members, 320 of them were highlighted in the 2016 Inc. 500 I 5000 list, which spotlights the nation’s fastest-growing companies. This annual list reveals the leading companies that are redefining the business landscape, their industries and the economy.
"The Inc. 500 I 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the list without building something great— usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows.”
Vijay K. Tirathrai, CEO of EO, echoes the significance of the Inc. 500 I 5000 list, as well as its role in recognizing leading entrepreneurs.
"We are excited to recognize our 320 members as change agents in the entrepreneurial community, and we are proud to have them included in this prestigious list,” said Vijay. "Through their hard work and heart, these members—all EO members—are making a significant mark in business and beyond. We look forward to watching them continue to change the world, one idea at a time.”
This year, 26 EO members had their companies highlighted in the Inc. 500 list. In all, 320 members can be found in the Inc. 5000 rankings. The complete list of EO member companies is available online, with EO’s Inc. 500 recipients listed below: