Over the past few months, we’ve been accepting nominations, here at DC Inno, for our annual Coolest Companies Competition, a friendly challenge to find, spotlight and celebrate the local companies and startups with the best culture.

We asked you to tell us all about your business, its perks, and why your company is the coolest. And though you gave us a thousand different reasons—including free lunches, charitable initiatives, team outings, group trips, yoga, and much, much more—it was clear that, at the end of the day, if you love going to work everyday, then that’s really cool.

Below, we’ve posted a list of the 100 Coolest Companies finalists to give you an idea of how D.C. businesses are keeping their employees happy and motivated. To determine the winners, we will be asking our readers to submit votes (Be sure to cast your vote below!) for the company that you think deserves the Coolest Companies crowns. The five companies with the most reader votes will be announced LIVE on stage at DC Fest on June 22.

During the event, we’ll also announce our five Coolest Companies superlative winners as selected by the DC Inno team. One company will reign supreme in each of the following categories: Best Perks, Most Re-Tweetable, Most Athletic, Best Office Space and Top Travelers.

To recap: For this year’s Coolest Companies Competition, we will name five ‘Reader’s Choice’ winners, chosen by you the reader, and five superlatives winners decided by the DC Inno team. All winners will be announced at DC Fest on June 22!

DC Fest is our annual summer celebration of the city’s innovators, featuring live music, lawn games, food trucks, and much more. It’s taking place at Half Street Fairgrounds on June 22; grab your tickets here.

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2U

3 Stars Brewing

A Creative DC

Aquicore

Aspire

Atlas Brew Works

Avizia

Brazen

Canvas

Cava Grill

CHIEF

CirrusWorks

Clarabridge

CommonLit

Compass Coffee

Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Contactually

Cooley

Data Works

DC Brau

DC Fray

DC United

Distil Networks

Dolcezza

Eastern Foundry

Entertainment Software Association

EverFi

Evolent Health

Framebridge

Frontpoint

Gabriel Marketing Group

Galley

General Assembly

GetWellNetwork

Glen Echo Group

Goat Rodeo

GRVTY

HireKeep

Honest Tea

Humble Ventures

Hustle

ID.me

Illustria

Intermarkets

ISL

Jrink Juicery

Kit Check

Mach37

MakeOffices

Mapbox

MBL Technologies

Measured Results Marketing

Misfit Juicery

nclud

Network for Good

New Frontier Data

NGP VAN

NotionTheory

NPR

Optoro

Pelonkey

PhishMe

Phone2Action

PockitShip

Port City Brewing

Qore Performance, Inc.

Quorum

Real Time Cases

Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency

Silicon Valley Bank

Siteworx

Snagajob

Social Driver

Social Tables

SpeakerBox Communications

Spotluck

Surprise Ride

sweetgreen

Taoti Creative

Teaching Strategies

Thinkfoodgroup

ThreatConnect

TrackMaven

TransitScreen

Union Kitchen

Up Top Acres

Upskill

UrbanStems

Urgent.ly

VideoBlocks

Vox Media

WeddingWire

WeWork

Wingate Hughes Architects

Xometry

Zoomdata

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