Fast 50 winners
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 competition is aimed at fast-growing technology companies that have their headquarters in Belgium. Given their significant role as drivers of future growth, these companies deserve special recognition and support – and that is exactly what the competition is designed to provide.
Achievements so far
Between 2009 and 2013, more than 500 companies participated in the Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 50 Benelux competition. Throughout our two Belgian editions in 2014 and 2015, more than 200 companies have participated.
Young Belgian technology companies have been successfully participating in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 competition since its introduction in the Benelux market. In 2009, Belgian firm Netlog was the first company to win the top prize, while in 2010 Movetis won the Rising Star award. In 2011, Voxbone was the highest ranked Belgian company, and Gatewing won the Most Disruptive Innovator award, a sub-category of the Rising Star award. In 2012, OpenERP exhibited the most rapid Belgian growth and Ovizio won the Most Disruptive Innovator award. In 2013, 70 Belgian companies registered for the Benelux competition. The leading Belgian company was Cmosis, which came in fourth overall, with a 4098% growth in revenue.
In 2014, Deloitte Belgium organised the first Fast 50 competition solely for Belgian companies. With a growth percentage of 4099% over the preceding five years, iText won the competition. Smappee was voted Rising Star and The Insiders took the Most Disruptive Innovator Award. The Award for Most Sustainable Growth was won by Voxbone.
In 2015, the Ans-based company X-RIS emerged as the winner, with an impressive 701%growth in turnover. Domobios was voted Rising Star and OncoDNA was named Most Disruptive Innovator. The Most Sustainable Growth award was presented to GeoSea.
In 2014 and 2015, Deloitte recognised companies in the Fast 50 competition in the following categories:
- IT & Digital Solutions
- Clean Tech & Energy
- Biotech, Nanotech & Medtech
- Internet, Media & Telecom
In 2016, the sector categories have been changed to: hardware, software, communications, media, life sciences, and clean technology.