Belgian Impact Report

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Strengthening the Fast 50 ecosystem

Developing the Fast 50 community

  • The Belgian start-up scene has been growing for years and keeps reaching new heights.
  • In 2019, young companies in Belgium achieved record revenues and the country produced two unicorns.
  • Every year Deloitte Belgium organises the Technology Fast 50 competition to put young tech companies that are making their mark in the spotlight and give them the recognition and support they deserve.

Belgian entrepreneurs are at the forefront of innovation and play an important role in the economic development of our country. Most of them have shown great agility and resilience during the COVID-19 crisis and are leading the way in Belgium and beyond.

Expanding the community to promote growth

We are happy to play a vital role in expanding the Fast 50 community by attracting new fast-growing companies and building an entire ecosystem with the presence of corporates, incubators, etc., giving the young companies in the community more opportunities to expand their network and achieve future growth.

“Our aim is to build a community and offer all of its members the opportunity to build their network, share best practices, and deepen their knowledge of business critical topics.”

Sam Sluismans, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 leader in Belgium

Developing the Fast 50 community also involves learning more about the challenges and opportunities these companies face, and sharing the knowledge with them to help them grow. Each year we survey young Belgian companies in various sectors and publish the findings in the Rising Star Monitor with Vlerick Business School as part of Entrepreneurship 2.0. With this initiative, we strive to gain vital knowledge about the main difficulties that young companies with growth potential face in Belgium.

Fast 50 2019 - Aftermovie
Fast 50 winner Elysia and Rising Star winner Keyrock

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