Top of the Techs gather in Sydney to celebrate Technology Fast 50 2017 winners

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Top of the Techs gather in Sydney to celebrate Technology Fast 50 2017 winners

30 November 2017 – Innovative provider of disability support, Hireup, was last night named number one on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017 Australia.

With almost 200 representatives from Australia’s leading technology start-ups gathered in anticipation of learning their place on the prestigious Technology Fast 50, the event counted down Australia’s top 50 fastest growing technology companies. Presenting the winner’s trophy was Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Lead Partner, Josh Tanchel.

“Hireup is an innovative, purpose-driven organisation putting their customers at the heart of what they do and in turn bringing positive disruption to the community services and disability care sectors. They’ve harnessed technology to bring the peer-to-peer economy to these sectors, connecting people with disabilities directly with support workers and giving them control over their own care,” said Tanchel.

After receiving the award, Hireup CEO and co-founder, Jordan O’Reilly, was blown away by the win, noting the opportunity the Tech Fast 50 program provides growing start-ups to showcase their offering.

“As a for-purpose business, we’re amazed and excited by the recognition this award brings to purpose-led organisations and the potential they have to bring about positive change at scale,” he said. 

“We’re incredibly proud to be collecting this award on behalf of our community of people with disability, their families and their support workers. It is an exciting reflection of the widespread appetite for person-centered designs and innovation within our sector. We currently have over 18,000 people signed up to Hireup – giving them the tools to find, hire and manage their own support worker while we take care of the administrative back end functions, including payroll, tax and comprehensive insurance. Thanks to our cost-effective model, we have saved people with disability over $4m in their funding packages so far, which equates to over 100,000 extra hours of support.

“It’s fantastic to be showcased as an example of harnessing tech for good and we’re thrilled that our achievements are being recognised. Deloitte is a forward-thinking organisation and we’re delighted to be aligned with their own purpose driven brand following our win tonight,” he said.

Those in attendance at the awards not only celebrated their place on the Tech Fast 50, but also enjoyed the opportunity to meet and network with peers in the start-up ecosystem; the event hosting leaders from technology start-ups from across Australia. The annual awards evening, now in its seventeenth year and part of the broader global Fast 500 program, connects entrepreneurs across sectors including software, hardware, internet, life sciences and healthcare.

See below for the original announcement of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017 Australia winners:

Profit for Purpose is the future as Hireup tops Tech Fast 50

For a full list of winners and further information on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia program, go to and use #TechFast50au on social media.

NB: While Deloitte has existing relationships with some of the entities on the list, this does not influence or affect the outcome of the final Technology Fast 50 list, which is judged on percentage revenue growth.

Technology companies are invited to self-nominate for the Deloitte Australia Technology Fast 50 list via our website. Financial data about the top 50 companies is provided by the entrants gathered via an online survey tool and is cross-checked using each company’s financial information which is verified by their accountants or a registered auditor.

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