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Technology Fast 50™ categories and eligibility

20 years of celebrating Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies

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Technology Fast 50

A ranking of Canada’s 50 fastest-growing technology, media, and telecommunications companies with the highest percentage revenue growth over four years. 

Technology Fast 500

This program ranks the 500 fastest-growing technology companies with the highest percentage revenue growth over four years. 

Companies-to-Watch

Highlights Canadian technology companies with the potential to be future Technology Fast 50™ candidates.

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Eligibility 

Is your company a Fast 50 contender?

Technology Fast 50™ and North American Technology Fast 500™ eligibility requires qualifying applicants to be:

  • In business for at least four years (on or prior to December 31, 2012)
  • Revenue growth of 100% or more from 2013 to 2016
  • Headquartered in Canada or Canadian-controlled, with both management and research and development (R&D) teams also located in Canada
  • Investing a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D
  • Generating significant proportion of operating revenue via proprietary technology and/or intellectual property
  • Able to prove minimum revenues of $50,000 in 2013 and $5 million in 2016. (Revenues to qualify for Fast 500 must be US$ 50,000 in 2013 and US $5 million in 2016.) 
  • Participants in one of the following five sub-sectors:
    • Emerging technologies 
    • Hardware/semiconductor
    • Software
    • Telecommunications/wireless
    • Digital media

Companies-to-Watch eligibility requirements

Companies-to-Watch lets less mature nominees join the Fast 50 community by eliminating minimum revenue requirements. Qualifying applicants must be: 

  • Companies of any age with revenue less than $5 million in 2016
  • Headquartered in Canada or Canadian-controlled, with both management and research and development (R&D) teams also located in Canada
  • Investing a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D 
  • Generating significant proportion of operating revenue via proprietary technology and/or intellectual property
  • Participants in one of the following five sub-sectors:
    • Emerging technologies  
    • Hardware/semiconductor
    • Software
    • Telecommunications/wireless
    • Digital media

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