Technology Fast 50 Award: All the information

For the fastest-growing companies in the technology sector

Balancing growth and expansion while also adjusting organizational structures frequently presents specific challenges. Deloitte honors the companies that manage to meet these. Technology Fast 50 Award winners build the foundation of their success on new technologies and are the fastest-growing companies in the sectors of Hardware, Software, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Environmental Technology and FinTech.

About Technology Fast 50

The first Technology Fast 50 competition took place in the USA in 1995. Every year, more are added all over the world. In Germany, the Technology Fast 50 competition takes place for the seventeenth time in 2019. As a gateway for entrepreneurs, it offers its winners access to cooperations, capital and customers. 

To further strengthen this network idea, we are launching the Fast 50 this year with a new concept in Germany: The Fast 50 main category for the fastest-growing tech companies will remain unchanged. In addition, we have transformed the previous Innovation Award into the new Challenge Award – especially for start-ups and scale-ups. 

Technology Fast 500 was started by Deloitte in the USA in 1997. In 2002, Technology Fast 500 was introduced in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Numerous strongly growing companies from Germany have positioned themselves in future-oriented technology fields in recent years. Responsibility for this lies with the business people who have used their willingness to take risks and an entrepreneurial spirit to consistently pursue their visions. These companies show continuous growth rates even in difficult economic times.

Applications for the 2019 Fast 50 Award

The application phase for this year’s Technology Fast 50 Award starts on 25 April 2019.

Further information about applications is available here. Please contact our team with any questions around the Fast 50 Award and your application.


Fast 50 Award overview - one competition, two categories

We made some changes for 2019, so this year's Technology Fast 50 Award features two competition categories instead of four:

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

Challenge Award
In this category, Deloitte honors European start-ups and scale-ups that use their technologies to solve digital (business) challenges. Further information to come.

Fast 50 Award Winners

Until 2018, Deloitte presented the Technology Fast 50 Award to high-growth technology companies in four categories. Here are the winners from recent years.

The winners of the 2018 Technology Fast 50 Award have proven that innovations are an engine of success for companies. The competition honors the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Germany, measured by their cumulative revenue growth. In addition, there were awards for Rising Stars, Sustained Excellence and Innovation. Here is an overview of the 2018 awardees.


What do former winners say about the Technology Fast 50 competition?

  • Interview with LANCOM: Stefan Herrlich on cybersecurity, SDN and innovation “Made in Germany” (in German)


About Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the relevant program for European companies. It recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies from the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Linking the German Technology Fast program and the European Fast 500 program means that the top 50 German companies are automatically included, becoming part of a presentation and contact forum with a European dimension.

Here is the ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies in the EMEA region for 2017.

Our supporters

Oracle NetSuite

Oracle NetSuite provides cloud-based finance, CRM, e-commerce, HCM, and automation management for professional services for fast-growing start-ups, medium-sized enterprises, and multinational corporations. More than 40,000 companies and organizations in 199 countries already rely on Oracle NetSuite, including some of the best-known brands. According to Gartner, the ERP cloud solution provider is among the world’s top 10 fastest-growing financial management solutions. More information:

Fast 50 Interview with David Turner

The Senior Director EMEA, Oracle NetSuite, spoke with us about the Cloud, SaaS, AI, start-ups and innovation.

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