Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2019

For more information about the programme, eligibility requirements, and the application process, please consult the below FAQs.

What is the Deloitte Technology Fast 50?

The Fast 50 is a ranking of Ireland's 50 fastest-growing technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over the last four years. Now in its twentieth year, the Irish Fast 50 awards recognise revenue growth and are a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Applications are open to public and private companies, large and small, in all areas of technology, from Internet specialists to life sciences, computers to semiconductors and software to telecommunications.

Why participate in the programme?

  • Boost brand reputation
  • Network with Fast 50, start-up and investor community
  • Interesting keynotes
  • Exchange ideas and best practices
  • Press attention (get more recognition in the market)

What are the entry criteria?

View the eligibility criteria here.

How do I enter and what is involved?

To enter you will need to fill in the online application form which will be available from Monday 1 July. You will be asked to provide details of company revenues over the last four years, as well as submitting soft (PDF) copies of signed, audited and unabbreviated accounts for years one (2015/16) and four (2018/19).

Does the application form have to be completed online?

Yes. Applications may only be submitted online.

How will we know the online registration form was received by Deloitte?

The applicant will receive an automated email notification indicating that the online application was received by Deloitte. If you still have questions about your application form please email

When do the 2019 entries open?

Applications for the 2018 programme open on Monday, 1 July and will close on Friday 6 September. View the selection process and key milestones here.

Are revenues published?

No. The Fast 50 programme will disclose percentage revenue growth but will not disclose current- and base-year revenue amounts. Participants will be required to provide revenue proof to Deloitte.

What's in it for nominees?

Most nominees enter the programme to increase their company profile. The Fast 50 gives them the opportunity to leverage their brand, improve their marketing and increase their media recognition.

But that's not all, winners also:

  • Receive industry recognition of achieving sustainable high-growth over the last four years.
  • Are automatically entered into the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA programme.
  • Benefit from an abundance of free publicity and marketing.
  • Get invited to an exclusive winners' awards ceremony.

How many years has the Fast 50 been running?

It was launched in the US in 1995 and quickly expanded worldwide; the Irish Fast 50 is celebrating its twentieth year of awards.

How is the ranking and revenue growth calculated?

We are looking for the speed of growth, so the ranking is based on the percentage of stated revenue growth over four years. We do not measure current financial performance or profitability.

For the 2019 Fast 50, companies are ranked based on percentage growth for each company's stated fiscal year revenues over the last four years (2015/16 to 2018/19).

The percentage revenue growth is calculated by year four revenue minus year one revenue, divided by year one revenue.

What is the closing deadline and when are the winners announced?

Applications close on Friday 6 September and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 25 October 2019 in the Clayton Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

How much does it cost to enter?

It's free - there is no fee to enter your company.

Which sector does my business fit into?

See the full list of technology sub-sectors here

I've entered in previous years, can I just use last year's application?

No, due to Data Protection Standards, information from previous years' applications is not stored. Entrants are required to register a new account and complete a new application form for the 2019 programme.

How do I enter the Fast 500 EMEA programme?

To enter the Fast 500 EMEA programme you need to be nominated via your local country programme (i.e. Irish Fast 50). Unless otherwise requested, all qualifying entrants to the Irish Fast 50 will be automatically entered into the Fast 500 EMEA.

Who do I contact for further assistance?

Please email with any questions you may have about the Fast 50.

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