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Technology Fast 50 Award Application

2020 application period is expected to start in May

Are you interested in participating in the Technology Fast 50 competition? All of the information about applications is here. Please contact the Fast 50 team with any questions you may have.

What is the Fast 50 Award?

Detailed information about our competition for the fastest-growing technology companies and start-ups can be found on the Technology Fast 50 Award overview page. As a gateway for entrepreneurs, the award offers winners access to cooperations, capital and customers.

How can you apply?

The 2020 application period is expected to start in May. 

Please contact our team with any questions about the application or process.


What is the timetable of the competition?

  • May: Application period for the 2020 Technology Fast 50 Award is planned to begin
  • July: Application period for the 2020 program is planned to close
  • July/August: Application review begins
  • September: Jury meetings for the Challenge Award category including start-up pitches. The jury consists of Deloitte experts and the Fast 50 advisory board.
  • Mid of September: Companies are contacted regarding their eligibility status
  • 11 November: 2020 Technology Fast 50 Award ceremony in Berlin (winners' announcements of both prize categories)


What award categories are there?

As in 2019, this year, the Technology Fast 50 Award includes two competition categories:

Technology Fast 50
The category for the 50 fastest-growing technology companies, measured by revenue growth over the last four years.
Apply here for the Technology Fast 50 category.

Challenge Award
Our category for start-ups and scale-ups: Is your company innovative? Are you bubbling with fresh ideas and looking for a new challenge? Then use your technologies, solve one of our digital (business) challenges and apply.
Please find further details and online application forms on the Deloitte Innovation Platform.


Applications to both categories are permitted.

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What criteria do applications need to meet?

Technology Fast 50

Deloitte awards the 50 fastest-growing companies in the technology sector. Assessment criteria are the average percentage revenue growth of the last four financial years (2016 to 2019). Companies from the following sectors are invited to apply:

  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical
  • Energy Technology (e.g. clean tech, green tech)
  • Communications / Networking (e.g. equipment manufacturers, satellite telecommunications service, service providers, wireless service providers)
  • Digital Content / Media / Entertainment (e.g. AdTech, digital commerce, gaming, Over-the-top service, social media)
  • Hardware (e.g. electronic devices/computers/peripherals, semiconductors/components, Internet of Things)
  • Medical Devices
  • Software (e.g.  artificial intelligence, cloud services, consumer software, data analytics, digital platforms, enterprise software, internet of things, mobile, SaaS, security, social networking)
  • FinTech (e.g. asset management, cryptocurrency, consumer credit/lending, digital banking, InsurTech, money transfer, payments, RegTech)

The following criteria must be met:

Challenge Award

In the Technology Fast 50 Challenge Award category, Deloitte honors start-ups and scale-ups that use their technologies to solve digital (business) challenges. 

A jury consisting of the Fast 50 Advisory Board and Deloitte sector experts will evaluate applications in a multi-step process and select the winners. Deloitte will support collaboration and the implementation of innovative technologies with a broad spectrum of expert knowledge. Winners of the Fast 50 Challenge Award benefit from a long-term partnership with Deloitte as implementation partner to solve digital challenges, to grow, and to tap into new innovation potential together.

What do former winners say about the Fast 50 Award?

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