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CE Fast 50 Eligibility criteria

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe

Companies must meet the below criteria to be eligible for one of the categories of the Technology Fast 50.

Deloitte representatives will verify the accuracy of revenues reported by companies by comparing them against the companies' financial statements, to be provided to Deloitte by request. Deloitte does not audit the companies nor does it analyze their financial standing.

Revenue growth is calculated in local currency. Companies must meet a minimum revenue threshold (in Euros) in order to qualify.

Participants can be public or private, and encompass all technology industry segments including:

  • Biotech / Pharmaceutical / Medical equipment,
  • Telecommunications / Networking,
  • Computers / Peripherals,
  • Internet,
  • Semiconductors, components and electronics,
  • Media and entertainment,
  • Software,
  • Greentech.

 

Category - Technology Fast 50

Participants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Technology Fast 50 ranking:

  • Must be a technology company, defined as follows: 
  • an owner of proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues;
  • a company that devotes a significant portion of revenues to research and development of technology.
  • Must have operating revenues of at least €50,000 each year (exchange rates are based on annual average given by the central bank of the company's respective national currency). Revenue must be accounted for on a consistent basis during a period of four years.
  • Must be a company that has been in business for a minimum of four years.
  • Must have an ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
  • Must be headquartered within one of the following Central European countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia or have shares listed on a European stock exchange (subsidiaries do not qualify).

 

Category - Rising Stars

For consideration in the Rising Star category, a company must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a technology company defined as follows:
  • an owner of proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues;
  • a company that devotes a significant portion of revenues to research and development of technology.
  • Must have operating revenues of at least €30,000 (exchange rates are based on annual average given by the central bank of the company's respective national currency). Revenue must be accounted for on a consistent basis.
  • Must be a company that has been in business for a minimum of three but less than four years.
  • Must have an ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
  • Must be headquartered within one of the following Central European countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia or have shares listed on a European stock exchange (subsidiaries do not qualify).

 

Category - Big 5

For consideration in the Big 5 category, a company must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a technology company, defined as follows: 
  • an owner of proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues;
  • a company that devotes a significant portion of revenues to research and development of technology.
  • Must have operating revenues of at least €50,000 (exchange rates are based on annual average given by the central bank of the company's respective national currency). Revenue must be accounted for on a consistent basis during a period of four years.
  • Must have 2014 revenues in excess of €25 million.
  • Must be a company that has been in business for a minimum of four years.
  • Must have an ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
  • Must be headquartered within one of the following Central European countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia or have shares listed on a European stock exchange (subsidiaries do not qualify).

 

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