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Fast 50

At Deloitte, we believe that harnessing innovation by supporting entrepreneurship is a critical factor for the survival of the Belgian economy. In today’s volatile global marketplace, innovation is central to economic growth and business competitiveness. Entrepreneurs create jobs and start-ups help feed the economy.

“All of these programmes support our commitment to celebrate, encourage, and grow entrepreneurship in Belgium. They work separately and together to foster innovation, support entrepreneurial success, and stimulate the Belgian economy.”

Nikolaas Tahon, Technology Fast 50 Lead

Fast 50 winner: GuardSquare

Empowering scale- and start-ups

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition puts fast-growing technology companies in the picture. Given their significant role as drivers of future growth, these companies deserve the special recognition and support the programme provides.

The Deloitte Booster Programme was launched to help scale-ups shape their strategy and business model, expand their network, and validate their technology in the market. Through the Booster Programme, selected scale-ups benefit from 50 days of free Deloitte support, mentoring by Deloitte executives, and access to the extended Deloitte network.

Deloitte collaborates with the Vlerick Business School on the Rising Star Monitor and Entrepreneurship 2.0. The annual Rising Star Monitor Study, one of the first initiatives delivering scientific research into fast-growing companies, provides insight into the trends and challenges for young Belgian companies with growth potential. Entrepreneurship 2.0 ensures the C-suite of scale-ups get the training they need and aims to be a community knowledge exchange for entrepreneurs who are in the midst of tackling important scaling challenges with their ventures.

These initiatives, which work together, enable Deloitte to support the startup ecosystem, and empower Belgian scale- and start-up companies to achieve their potential.

Rising Star winner: Byteflies
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 winners talk about challenges for start-ups and scale-ups during round table with His Majesty King Filip of Belgium
Fast 50 2018 - Aftermovie

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