Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards calls on Irish Technology Companies
Technology companies in software, hardware, communications, media, clean-tech, fin-tech and life sciences sectors called to apply for Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards has just issued its call to Irish Companies to enter the 2017 programme. The awards, now in their 18th year, rank Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies and recognises indigenous technology companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years.
Some updates to this years programme include:
- Introduction of a new Fast 50 Fintech award sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank.
- Deloitte 2017 Multinational Patron awards across 5 categories
The Fast 50 programme is recognised as a true barometer of a company’s success and provides it with a hugely valued, respected and marketable, public “badge of honour”. The Deloitte Multinational Patron awards enhances the richness of the process for entrants bringing insight from tech, telecom and life science multinationals to the programme and awards process and visibility for the entrants to those companies. This year’s new award category is Life Science and the patron is Medtronic.
eShopWorld secured the top spot in the ranking in 2016 for the second year in a row. The company achieved a growth rate of 2596% over the last four years. The company is a leader in global eCommerce and logistics management, with a world class modular solution that gives online retailers control over the end-to-end customer journey – from global checkout to return.
In recognition of the growing importance of Ireland’s FinTech sector, 2017 also sees the introduction of a FinTech award category sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank. Recognising that there are many very young companies in the FinTech sector, entrants will be evaluated over three years rather than four. The winner of this award will receive an expenses paid trade and networking visit to Silicon Valley, US, hosted by Silicon Valley Bank.
Commenting on the new FinTech award, Phil Cox, President of EMEA and Head of Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch, said:
Silicon Valley Bank is delighted to support the FinTech award at Deloitte Ireland’s Technology Fast 50 and we look forward to discovering the winners. Ireland is home to such an exciting mix of innovative businesses, many of whom we are pleased to lend to. FinTech is a particular strength in Ireland which is why we have chosen to sponsor this award in particular. Last year, we announced a further $100m lending commitment into Ireland so this sponsorship will help us identify new businesses to work with.
Deloitte's Technology Fast 50
Pictured at the Technology Fast 50 Programme Launch - Clive Lennox, Director Ireland, Silicon Valley Bank, Joan O'Connor, Fast 50 Programme Lead & Partner, Deloitte, Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Business Unit Director, Vodafone Ireland, Tommy Kelly, CEO, eShopWorld, two time overall winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, 2015 & 2016, Joe Kilgannon, Director, Intel Ireland.
Commenting, FAST 50 programme lead Joan O’Connor, Partner at Deloitte said:
The Technology Fast 50 awards celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property in the technology sector in Ireland for almost 20 years and are widely respected as a badge of honour and verifiable public facing recognition of a company’s success.
She continued to also say
These awards offer a glimpse into the future of the technology market for venture capitalists and multinational companies and also provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to highlight their achievements and their future ambitions and aspirations in the global marketplace. In a hugely competitive Technology market, recognition on the Deloitte Fast 50 index gives companies a distinct advantage in attracting key talent.
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking features both private and public listed technology companies that have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management practices and marketplace vision driving them to achieve the status of high-growth leaders. For details of how to enter and the various Deloitte Multinational 2017 Patron award categories, please visit www.fast50.ie.
The closing date for entries is Friday 15 September 2017 and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3 November 2017.
Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Awards
Tommy Kelly, CEO, eShopWorld, Joe Kilgannon, Director, Intel Ireland, Clive Lennox, Director Ireland, Silicon Valley Bank, Cillian Leonowicz, Senior Manager, Deloitte, Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Business Unit Director, Vodafone Ireland, Deloitte, Joan O'Connor, Fast 50 Programme Lead & Partner, Deloitte and Richie Howard, Partner, Deloitte attending the Technology Fast 50 Programme Launch