Seeking the Next "Arlington Fast Four"

Published on October 27, 2016

  • Recognizing fastest-growing Arlington technology companies

  • Arlington Economic Development will promote winning firms

  • Winners announced in December

  • Reinforcing Arlington as regional center for technology, innovation

Arlington is looking for the fastest-growing tech companies across the County. The County's Economic Development team's second annual "Fast Four" competition will recognize firms showing the fastest growth year over year within four levels of revenue: AED

  • Up to $500,000

  • Between $500,000 and $1.5 million

  • Between $1.5 million and $5 million

  • Between $5 million and $50 million

The winning tech companies will be publicized through AED promotional channels. They'll also receive a unique trophy.

The application is available online and is easy to fill out and submit. The deadline for entries is Nov. 18. Winners will be announced in December.

Winners of the inaugural Fast Four competition reinforced Arlington's reputation as a regional center for technology based entrepreneurship and innovation:

  • Deep Learning Analytics: This Courthouse-based startup provides understandable data-driven answers to pressing business and research questions in the fields of energy, defense, education, social policy, biology and e-commerce. (Revenue up to $500,000.)

  • ByteCubed: is a result-oriented and high impact consulting firm in Clarendon that specializes in next generation software development and technology. (Revenue $500,000 — $1.5 million.)

  • Blue Raster LLC: Based in Courthouse, Blue Raster is an award-winning company that helps businesses tell their story through interactive mapping technology. (Revenue $1.5 — $5 million.)

  • HumanGeo: Ballston-based HumanGeo is a technology company with a focus on data, services and products and explores the relationship between big data applications, social media analytics and geospatial visualization. (Revenue $5 — $50 million.)

Eligible companies must be privately held and based in Arlington, showing year over year revenue growth over a three-year period.

Finalists for the Arlington Fast Four will be required to provide income statements to show proof of growth and revenue, which will be verified by an independent accounting firm.

Arlington Economic Development

Arlington Economic Development (AED), part of Arlington County Government, is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places. AED provides visionary leadership and superior services to Arlington's business and arts community, its tourism industry and its real estate development. For more information, visit