FOR EMBODYING ALL
THE TRAITS THAT MAKE
A FAST COMPANY
Disruptive. Small-d democratic.
Transparent. Tech savvy. Design savvy.
Local and global. Nimble. Values-driven.
No matter your gut reaction to what has
sprung out of a seemingly sketchy Septem-
ber landing on New York’s Zuccotti Park,
the Occupy movement is spiritually akin
to the innovative companies we laud
elsewhere on this list and in each issue.
Square, for example, is working to disrupt
an established trillion-dollar payment
infrastructure that puts the little guy at
a disadvantage. Occupy, meanwhile, is
challenging a political, financial, and
social establishment that has resulted in
income inequality and puts most Ameri-
cans at a disadvantage. Both attempt to
make a more fair future.
Emily Jacobi DIGI TAL DEMOCRACY
With the OccupyVotes platform, Jacobi and her peers at
Digital Democracy have created a platform that reveals the priorities of
a movement that notoriously won’t list its demands.
Malik Rahsaan OCCUPY THE HOOD
Rahsaan started Occupy the Hood to get people of color
actively involved in the Occupy movement, bringing community-
level issues to a national stage.