Arlington Economic Development Announces Third Annual "Arlington Fast

Published on November 30, 2017


  • Honors fastest-growing Arlington companies in four revenue categories

  • Winners honored at Arlington Premiere reception


Arlington Economic Development is proud to announce the winners of its third annual "Fast Four" competition. The competition recognizes companies with the fastest level of growth year over year in four revenue categories. Winners were announced at the Arlington Premiere business networking reception held Wednesday evening at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston.

Courthouse-based Mind Body Health, LLC was named the winner in the Fast Four under $500,000 revenue category. Mind Body Health's dieticians and psychologists specialize in providing individual psychotherapy and nutrition counseling for the treatment of chronic medical conditions, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, weight management, insomnia and substance use disorders.

Taking the Fast Four award in the $500,000 — $1.5M category, digital marketing company Knucklepuck has grown from a one-person operation to 14 employees in less than three years and has grown its monthly recurring revenue by 369%. Knucklepuck creates holistic digital marketing approaches for clients and is committed to truly being a part of the community, not only working with local brands but also hosting regular teambuilding events that patronize local businesses.

Ballston-based Deep Learning Analytics was named a Fast Four winner for the third year in a row, this time in the $1.5M — $5M category. Deep Learning Analytics offers expertise in cutting edge data science, research, machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and software engineering to deploy deep learning algorithms on small and power-efficient appliances and mobile devices. Deep Learning Analytics says its presence in Arlington has been critical due to its work with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) nearby.

Proximity to DARPA was also a big factor in locating in Arlington for the Fast Four $5M — $50M category, Apogee Research, LLC. Apogee conducts research and development of advanced computer network operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to improve national security. The company has a healthy and growing portfolio of impactful DARPA projects, most initiated as seedlings, and is in the process of transitioning its first two software products (STITCHES on SoSITE and RAVEN on CFAR) to mission-critical Air Force and Navy systems.

"All of our winners represent Arlington's culture of innovation. They saw a need, created a product, and are finding success here in Arlington," said Victor Hoskins, director of Arlington Economic Development. "It's truly remarkable not only at the level of competition in fast-growing companies in Arlington, but that some of these companies have been honored year after year. It's really a testament to the ability companies have to grow and succeed here."

Participating companies were evaluated in the four revenue categories after an online application and were required to provide income statements to show proof of growth and revenue. To be eligible, companies had to be privately held and based in Arlington, showing year over year revenue growth over a three-year period.
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 arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com.