GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The world’s fastest growing food company, Hampton Creek, today was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, landing on a list of 49 of the most innovative companies in the world. Hampton Creek is the maker of the popular Just Mayo, Just Cookies and Just Cookie Dough products, which are sold throughout North America through retailers such as Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Target and numerous others.
Hampton Creek was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates. Thanks to its selection, the company will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world, and has been invited to the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” in Dalian, China, this September, as well as the Annual Meeting in Davos in January.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Josh Tetrick, CEO and founder of Hampton Creek. “We are proud to join a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their companies and innovations.”
As in previous years, American-based entrepreneurs continue to dominate the list of technology pioneers: they account for more than two-thirds of the recipients, followed by the United Kingdom (4), Israel and the Netherlands (2), and individual recipients of Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and Taiwan, China. France and Spain were among the countries not counting a recipient.
Hampton Creek and the other Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Arianna Huffington (founder, Huffington Post) and Henry Blodget (editor-in-chief, Business Insider). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership.
Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Dropbox (2011). More information on past winners can be found here.
For more information regarding Hampton Creek and its products, go to www.hamptoncreek.com or contact Chief Marketing Officer Doug Piwinski at 310-228-8801.
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