Over the past month, we’ve been collecting nominations for our Coolest Companies Competition, the annual friendly competition celebrating the D.C. companies with amazing culture and products. This year, we received more nominations than ever from companies with unreal workspaces, fun outings, parties and happy hours, and the most enthusiastic, tight knit teams who focus on innovating in the D.C. area.

It wasn’t easy, but we whittled down the entries to a list of 150 finalists–see below.

Starting right now, you have the opportunity to weigh in on the winners in our Readers’ Choice voting here! The two companies with the most votes will be crowned at DC Fest, along with the other eight winners, who will be selected by our panel of judges.

Take a look at the finalists and tell us who you think is the Coolest Company by Friday, September 16. Then, grab your team a bundle of tickets so you don’t miss the crowning of the Coolest Companies winners at DC Fest on September 22nd. Get tickets here.

And the finalists are…

1776

&pizza

*gram Labs

2U

3 Stars Brewing

360 Live Media

APX Labs

Aquicore

Aspire

Atlas Brew Works

BlueCart

BlueLabs

BlueText

Brave UX

Brazen

Brightfind

Brivo

Canvas

Capital One

Capterra

Carfax

Caribe Juice

Cater2.me

Cava Grill

CHIEF

CirrusWorks

Clarabridge

CommonLit

Compass Coffee

Concur

Contactually

CustomInk

Cvent

DC Brau

DC United

Discovery Communications

DMV Food Truck Association

Dolcezza

Eastern Foundry

EMC

Ethical Electric

EverFi

Evolent Health

Excella Consulting

Framebridge

FreshFarm

Frontpoint

Gabriel Marketing Group

Galley

General Assembly

GetWellNetwork

Glen Echo Group

Glen’s Garden Market

Glover Park Group

GoodFight Media

GovBrain

Grip the Mat

Guerilla Vending

HireKeep

Honest Tea

Huge

Hugh & Crye

ID.me

Illustria

Independent Journal Review

Industry Dive

Intermarkets, Inc.

ISL

Jrink Juicery

Kimpton Hotels and Events

Kit Check

Learning Objects

LeaseWeb USA, Inc.

LifeFuels

LiveSafe, Inc.

LivingSocial

Localist

MakeOffices

Mapbox

Marriott

MDB Communications

The Meltzer Group

Merritt Group

mHelpDesk

MINT DC

MobilePosse

Nationals

nclud

Neighborhood Restaurant Group

New Columbia Distilling

New Frontier

NextGen Venture Partners

NGP VAN

Nice Laundry

NotionTheory

NPR

NVCA

OneWeb

Optoro

Pelonkey

PhishMe

Phone2Action

PockitShip

Port City Brewing

Quorum

RackTop Systems

Real Time Cases

Rebel Desk

Redfin

Redpeg Marketing

RepEquity

Research Innovations, Inc.

Revolution LLC

Revolution Messaging

Riide

Sahouri Insurance

ScienceLogic

Sensis

Silicon Valley Bank

Silverback Strategies

Siteworx

Snagajob

Social Driver

Social Tables

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SoulCycle

Speakerbox

SpinSys

Spotluck

Surprise Ride

sweetgreen

TCG, Inc.

Teaching Strategies

The Headfirst Companies

Thinkfoodgroup

ThreatConnect

TrackMaven

TransitScreen

Union Kitchen

United Social Sports

UrbanStems

Urgent.ly

Vida Fitness

VideoBlocks

WeddingWire

WeWork

Whereoware

Wingate Hughes Architects

Xactly

Zoomdata

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