The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation. Source Elements was recognized as a finalist in the Enduring Impact: 15+ years in business category.
Since 2005, Source Elements and its leading product Source-Connect have become an integral part of the post-production and broadcast industry, providing rock-solid tools and support remote recording and review & approval.
From inception, the company has been driven to unite collaborators no matter where they create. Whether in home studios or full post suites, recording and voice-over artists, editors and audio engineers create together even when they are physically apart.
A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. Plus, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.
Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue will be on newsstands May 10.
CEO and co-founder Rebekah Wilson says that, “One of the first things we noticed when we released Source-Connect, was that not only did it allow people to work together remotely over long-distance when they couldn’t travel, but people were able to make choices whether they wanted to travel or not. I’ll never forget one beautiful story we heard: a well-known Latin popstar was able to spend the weekend with his family, while completing the final vocal touches on his album that went on to win a Grammy. It’s the kind of story that has motivated us to make our tools more accessible and sophisticated.”
Head of Solutions and co-founder Robert Marshall is equally delighted: “As chief innovator, my goal has been nothing more than to provide concepts for the media industry which provide meaningful value on both a technical and cultural level. Being recognized for our many years of contribution is a humbling reminder that we are so lucky to do what we love and in the process, be truly helpful to so many.”
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact.
With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.