Rising Star competition

Confidence, recognition & momentum

While not all fast-growing technology companies have been in business for at least five years, many have the potential to become market leaders. That’s why these early achievers – who may one day be listed in the Technology Fast 50 ranking – can enter the Rising Star category!

“Rising Stars know how to convert threats into opportunities and turn them to their advantage. That requires innovative strength, strategic insights and pure entrepreneurship.”

Nikolaas Tahon, managing partner Deloitte Accountancy

Rising Star competition

In this category, the key is revenue potential rather than revenue growth. All applications are made through a pitch and a well-developed business plan. A panel of independent experts from the technology sector analyses each entry and makes a selection according to scalability, experience, management team expertise and highly promising growth.

Known as post-incubators, Rising Stars have the potential to develop into successful companies that stand out from their competitors.

There are two awards in the Rising Star category: Most Disruptive Innovator and Rising Star. To find out if your company is eligible to enter this year’s competition, take a look at the process and criteria.

“The Rising Star award is a great recognition for the entire team and for our first Acar’Up product which is changing the lives of people who are allergic to dust mites. It is going to help us take up future challenges, such as globalisation and go-to-market of new products,” Pierre Buffet, Co-founder and Director of Domobios and Rising Star winner 2015.

Domobios - Rising Star 2015

Domobios is a spin-off company of the UCL and the ULB which utilises the results of scientific research by Dr. Mailleux. The core activity of Domobios is to implement and sell the products that are meant to exterminate harmful insects such as house dust mites. Domobios was chosen as one of the top ten finalists from a field of over 60 pre-selected candidates in this award category based on innovative capabilities to growth potential.

Domobios, winner Rising Star Award 2015

Domobios, winner Rising Star Award 2015

Most Disruptive Innovator award

Every year the nominees for the Rising Star award also compete for the Most Disruptive Innovator award. This award recognises companies that have developed a product or service which makes very high-end technology accessible for wide application and use.

OncoDNA - Most Disruptive Innovator 2015

OncoDNA was named Most Disruptive Innovator. OncoDNA’s aim is to provide medical innovations based on targeted sequencing or complete sequencing of tumour genomes, in order to assist medical doctors in their treatment choices and/or provide better monitoring of the evolution of patient tumours. 

This technology is expected to have a great impact on cancer research. As a result, OncoDNA was awarded Most Disruptive Innovator of 2015 by Deloitte’s Fast 50 jury.


OncoDNA, Most Disruptive Innovator 2015

OncoDNA, Most Disruptive Innovator Innovator 2015

Rising Star Pre-Selection 2015

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