100 Brilliant Companies http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/100-brilliant-companies Our annual picks for the ideas, companies, applications and inventions that shine the brightest. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233878 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233878 Jason Ankeny The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing. This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets ASAP54 matches users' photos of apparel and accessories to identical or similar product images stored in its database. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233880 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233880 Jason Ankeny ASAP54 matches users' photos of apparel and accessories to identical or similar product images stored in its database. Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233881 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233881 Melinda Newman Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify. Want Last Night's Sports Game to Remain Spoiler Free? There's an App for That. Spoiler Shield lets users to block all social media updates pertaining to certain TV shows and sports teams. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233882 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233882 Matt Villano Spoiler Shield lets users to block all social media updates pertaining to certain TV shows and sports teams. Connecting Brands With Cheap, Fresh and Creative Talent Advertising and digital marketing platform Zooppa partners with brands and agencies to create crowd-sourced commercials. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233883 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233883 Grant Davis Advertising and digital marketing platform Zooppa partners with brands and agencies to create crowd-sourced commercials. How Your Smartphone Is Becoming Your Doctor Withings has created a series of health-care devices designed to integrate seamlessly with your smartphone. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233884 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233884 Jason Ankeny Withings has created a series of health-care devices designed to integrate seamlessly with your smartphone. Dixie Elixirs Wants to Become the First National Marijuana Brand The company offers a range of cannabis products, including carbonated beverages, fudge bars and oil cartridges for vaporizer pens. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233885 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233885 Rob Reuteman The company offers a range of cannabis products, including carbonated beverages, fudge bars and oil cartridges for vaporizer pens. This Startup Is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233886 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233886 Jason Ankeny An electric car signals freedom for people with disabilities. This Software Is Making Ecommerce Companies Even Smarter Meta data and machine-learning software leads buyers straight to what they want. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233887 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233887 Grant Davis Meta data and machine-learning software leads buyers straight to what they want. The Case for Updating the Hiring Process Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233888 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233888 Jason Ankeny Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests. The Serial Entrepreneur Who Is Tackling E-Waste With EcoATMs Automated kiosks that buy back used electronics aim to ease the electronic waste burden and put cash in consumers' pockets. Thu, 23 May 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226675 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226675 Katherine Duncan Automated kiosks that buy back used electronics aim to ease the electronic waste burden and put cash in consumers' pockets. A Privacy App That Ensures Personal Data Really Disappears Wickr gives users the ability to send self-destructing files securely and anonymously. Thu, 23 May 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226680 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226680 Jennifer Wang Wickr gives users the ability to send self-destructing files securely and anonymously. The Company Leading the Future of Farming Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather. Thu, 23 May 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226697 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226697 Jennifer Wang Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather. The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money. Thu, 23 May 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226700 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226700 Corie Brown Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money. A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies. Thu, 23 May 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226703 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226703 Matt Villano KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies. GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects. Thu, 23 May 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226707 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226707 Michelle Juergen The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects. An Analytics Platform That Has Mastered Sports Predictions NumberFire has built data models that have outdone the experts at ESPN. Thu, 23 May 2013 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226710 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226710 Michelle Juergen NumberFire has built data models that have outdone the experts at ESPN. How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable. Wed, 22 May 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226711 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226711 Christopher Hann You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable. MakerBot's 3-D Printers Lead the Hardware Revolution Smaller, less expensive 3-D printers are unlocking the ability for more people to be part of the maker movement. Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226682 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226682 Jennifer Wang Smaller, less expensive 3-D printers are unlocking the ability for more people to be part of the maker movement. A Mobile App That Makes Hailing a Taxi Easier and More Efficient No more waiting for a ride. Hailo aims to connect passengers and taxis within two minutes in cities all over the world. Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226684 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226684 Katherine Duncan No more waiting for a ride. Hailo aims to connect passengers and taxis within two minutes in cities all over the world.