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.
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.
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 Celonis: Bastian Nominacher on process mining, start-ups and innovation (in German)
- 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.
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