The Philadelphia100® has been the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement in the region since 1988. Co-founded by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia to celebrate the success of both its CEO members and local CEOs, the Philadelphia100® awards identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately-held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. What started as an idea to bring recognition to our region has emerged as a new standard – a standard of excellence. The Philadelphia100® is a merit-based program. Only companies that are among the fastest growing, privately-held companies are awarded the Philadelphia100® designation. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia100® one of the most sought-after awards in the region. The Philadelphia100® winners are celebrated at an awards program among 500 leaders and acknowledged in a special section of the Philadelphia Inquirer reaching nearly 1 million readers.