Uncharted Learning, NFP, Named to Inc.’s 2021 Best in Business List in Youth Entrepreneurship

Uncharted Learning, NFP, Named to Inc.’s 2021 Best in Business List in Youth Entrepreneurship

2nd annual list recognizes 147 private companies that put purpose before profit

BARRINGTON, IL, December 7, 2021 -- Uncharted Learning, NFP, has been named to the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the Youth Entrepreneurship category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact. 

Featured in Inc. magazine’s Winter issue, this list recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole. 

“It’s an honor for our work to be recognized and be among companies who are working to make an impact around the world. All over the country, we see students creating solutions to problems that are important to them,” said Christy Scott, Executive Director of Uncharted Learning, NFP. “Entrepreneurship not only engages students, but it helps give them more agency and the skills they need to tackle the future of work and reach economic mobility.” 

Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries – from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more – and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, “What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact. The companies on this year’s list are changemakers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them.” 


The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.


Uncharted Learning is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to kick start students for life by equipping them with real-world skills. The company helps inspire them to discover their passions, strengthen their capabilities and create their own futures. Its programs offer authentic, rigorous entrepreneurship experiences to students in more than 300 schools across the U.S., Australia and Spain. Since 2013, Uncharted Learning's year-long INCubatoredu program has prepared students to succeed in a changing global economy.

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