Big Idea Badge from Fast Company

Fast Company was founded in 1995 and has earned a reputation as being one of the worldwide leaders in business news that focuses on technological innovation, leadership, and the future of industries.  Fast Company recently announced their highly coveted annual Most Innovated Companies list (Foursquare checked in at #15).  To celebrate the 2010 list, they released a new Foursquare badge: The Big Idea.  According to Fast Company, “some of the world’s most ground-breaking companies have come up with their best business ideas on the back of a napkin at their favorite after-hours spot.”  With this concept in mind, they have gone out and tipped venues around the world that have influenced or been involved with innovative companies.

You can earn the new Big Idea by following Fast Company on Foursquare and exploring venues where they have left tips.  Once you unlock the badge you will see the following text:

Big ideas can change the world. A billion dollars isn’t too shabby either — we suggest you aim for both, if you want to be on the list of Most Innovative Companies in 2012.

Atlanta has 3 different venues that are currently on the Fast Company list of tipped venues.

1. Holeman & Finch Public House – 2277 Peachtree Rd NE

2. Ted’s Montana Grill – 133 Luckie St

3. The Varsity – 61 North Ave

What venues around Atlanta do you think are the most inspiring?  Maybe one day Fast Company will be mentioning your name in a tip at that location.

Post by: Chad Elkins – Find Chad on Twitter and Foursquare