GuardSquare wins the Rising Star award

UgenTec as most disruptive innovator

17 November 2016

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!The Rising Star nominees have the potential to become market leaders. These promising technology companies have been identified by the jury as high-potential and future growers.

GuardSquare - Rising Star 2016

GuardSquare is the world's leading provider of optimisation and obfuscation software for Java and for Android. Their mission is to optimise and protect mobile applications. It helps developers to create apps which are faster, more compact and more secure.

GuardSquare, winner Rising Star 2016

UgenTec - Most Disruptive Innovator

UgenTec delivers an independent diagnostic platform to help molecular labs with their DNA (PCR) analyses. For every real-time PCR device UgenTec can perform a standardised, automated and certified interpretation of all PCR assays. Without additional training a lab technician can reduce the analysis time of a sample set from 1.5 hours to 3 minutes and this with a higher reliability. Thus UgenTec spectacularly improve the efficiency of labs and provide the patient with a higher diagnostic certainty.

UgenTec, most disruptive innovator 2016

Pitch presentation

The Rising Star nominees were judged on scalability, experience, management team expertise and highly promising growth during a pitch presentation in front of an independent jury chaired by Duco Sickinghe, CEO Fortino and former CEO Telenet. You can meet the Rising Star jury here.

For more information about the Rising Star competition click here or send an email to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 team at

Domobios, winner Rising Star Award 2015

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