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50 fastest growing Belgian technology companies and 10 Rising Star finalists announced

2022 Technology Fast 50

Deloitte unveils top players in the Belgian start-up and scale-up world with the Technology Fast 50 nominees and Rising Star finalists.

Brussels, 27 September 2022

Deloitte Belgium today released its Technology Fast 50 nominees, the list of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Belgium. Deloitte also named the 10 finalists for its Rising Star competition, recognising promising companies that have been active in the technology sector for less than four years. The Technology Fast 50 award goes to the fastest growing technology company in Belgium in terms of its percentage of growth in turnover over the past four years. Deloitte will announce the Fast 50 winner 2022 as well as the different category winners at the Fast 50 Awards Ceremony on 27 October 2022.

At this year’s Fast 50 Awards Ceremony Deloitte will bring together the key players from Belgium’s tech scene. Deloitte helps expand the networks of technology entrepreneurs by connecting start-ups and scale-ups with the CEOs of corporations and family-owned and run companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. Deloitte aims to stimulate cross-fertilisation and further encourage technological innovation in the vibrant Belgian scale-up ecosystem.

The Belgian start-up and scale-up scene in Belgium is strong and growing. It’s a record-breaking year for Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 programme as we not only saw a double-digit increase in the number of participants for the Fast 50 ranking and the Rising Start preselection, but they are active in a wider range of fields. This year several of the more than 70 start-ups taking part in the Rising Star competition are tackling some of the most current challenges today, making their mark in sustainability, mobility, and life sciences and health care,” said Kristof Cox, Programme Director Technology Fast 50.

2022 Fast 50 nominees announced

The fastest growing tech companies in Belgium

Additional award categories

In addition to the award for fastest growth, the 2022 Fast 50 contestant that achieved continuous growth over the past years will receive an award for Most Sustainable Growth.

One winner for each of the below categories will also be awarded.

  1. Communications & Networking
  2. Digital Commerce
  3. Electronic Devices, Hardware & Semiconductor
  4. Enterprise Software
  5. FinTech
  6. Life Sciences & Health Care
  7. Media & Entertainment
  8. Mobility
  9. Sustainability

Rising Star and Most Disruptive Innovator nominees

Companies that have been active in the technology sector for less than four years are featured in the Rising Star category. On 21 September, 72 Rising Star applicants delivered a first pitch in front of a jury of Deloitte industry experts. These 10 companies made it to the finals and are invited to pitch again to the Rising Star jury on 27 October:

  • Accurat.ai – Bart Muskala, Merelbeke:
    Accurat is a location intelligence start-up, active in the areas of big data, geo, advertising, retail, and consumer behaviour.
  • DEO.care – Jeroen Dille, Beringen:
    DEO.care’s innovative AI-backed data platform helps hospitals implement best practices for operational excellence and supports healthcare industry partners leverage value-based healthcare.
  • Henchman – Jorn Vanysacker & Gilles Mattelin, Destelbergen:
    Henchman is a Microsoft Word plug-in that connects to a legal team’s database and processes all contract clauses and definitions automatically.
  • Lopos – Jen Rossey, Ghent:
    Lopos leverages its LoposAlert software and hardware platform to increase safety in warehouses.
  • myNEO – Cedric Bogaert & Bert Coessens, Ghent:
    myNEO aims to use a patient's digital genetic tumor twin to design and develop fully personalised immunotherapies.
  • Nine Engineering – Roy Jeunen & Frederik Keysers, Ghent:
    Nine Engineering developed the next generation access control solution that utilises facial recognition, smartphone scanning or QR codes.
  • Penbox – Emile Fyon, Brussels:
    Penbox enables companies to gather information and documents from their customers, reducing the number of emails exchanged while enhancing the customer experience.
  • Relu – Holger Willems, Leuven:
    Relu makes dental treatments and diagnoses faster and better by creating sophisticated algorithms.
  • Skipr – Aurélie Gillieaux, Brussels:
    Skipr is a MaaS start-up that offers digital ‘door-to-door’ planning and booking tools to simplify commutes and other trips.
  • Venly – Tim Dierckxsens, Willebroek:
    Venly is a blockchain technology provider with over two million end users.

The Rising Star competition is all about entrepreneurship. Every preselection participant has the passion and ability to achieve their dreams. We look at which of these exciting Belgian tech companies show the most promise and have the highest potential for making an impact in the coming years,” said Sam Sluismans, Programme Leader Deloitte's Technology Fast 50.

The Rising Star jury is chaired by Duco Sickinghe, Managing Partner of Fortino Capital. The jury includes distinguished members from the business community:

  • Veroniek Collewaert - Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Vlerick Business School
  • Tom Maes - Managing Partner at o2o (2021 Fast 50 Winner)
  • Heidi Rakels – Founder of GuardSquare (2018 Fast 50 Winner)
  • Benoît van den Hove - Head of Listing Belgium/Luxembourg at Euronext
  • Ann Van Mele - Venture Acceleration Manager at Imec.istart

The Most Disruptive Innovator award is presented to the Rising Star nominee that has developed the most revolutionary concept or product within a specific technology segment.

The 2022 Belgian Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition is organised in cooperation with Euronext, Fortino Capital, Salesforce, and Vlerick Business School.

For more information, please go to www.fast50.be

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