EMEA Technology Fast 500™
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2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA | Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ awards program ranks the fastest-growing technology companies across the globe. Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—hail from cities far and wide and are disrupting the technology industry. You want to be part of the next generation? You may apply now!
Applications for the Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2017 will be accepted from 1 July 2017 until 30 September 2017.
Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 500™ EMEA program is an objective industry ranking focused on the technology ecosystem. It recognizes both public and private technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. The program is supported by Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high-growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area.
The Technology Fast 500™ EMEA pre-eminent technology awards program is a ranking of the fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over three years.
In order to qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2017 program, your company must meet the following general requirements and eligibility criteria:
- Be in business for a minimum of four years
- Be headquartered within EMEA
Note: Subsidiaries or divisions of companies are not eligible unless they have some public ownership and are separately traded. Companies that are acquired prior to the finalization of the list are not eligible to participate.
- Have base-year operating revenues of EUROS 50,000 and a current year operating revenue of at least EUROS 800,000
- Own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology, sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues.
1. Owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues.
2. Manufactures a technology related product.
3. Devotes a significant proportion of operating revenues to research and development of technology.
4. Be technology intensive, or use unique technology to solve problems
1. Using other companies' proprietary technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement.
2. Consulting companies, professional service firms, resellers, and others are not eligible
Participants can be public or private, and encompass all technology industry segments including:
- Life sciences
- Clean Technology
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA program is an objective industry ranking focused on the technology ecosystem. It recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. The program is supported by Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high-growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area, and is open to both public and private companies.
When and why did Deloitte create a Technology Fast 500 program specifically for EMEA?
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program originated in North America in 1995. As the technology ecosystem expanded throughout EMEA, interest grew in recognizing the most rapidly growing companies throughout the region, which led to the creation of the Technology Fast 500 EMEA program in 2001. The EMEA program ultimately recognizes, rewards and raises the profile of the fastest-growing firms—not only in EMEA, but within the global community in which technology executives do business.
Do companies benefit from their participation in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA?
A ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list helps companies create awareness, build credibility, attract business partners and increase employee pride. Companies also can leverage the ranking to can generate media coverage, as well as attention across social and digital channels. Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA winners are part of an elite global group, with the potential to network and create a community of companies that, in turn, can promote a platform of best practices worldwide.
What do Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA winners receive?
First and foremost, the recognition of appearing on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking list. All companies receive information from Deloitte about how to conduct an outreach campaign to press, and via social and digital channels. Depending on the ranking, Deloitte may amplify news of a company on the Technology Fast 500 list via an event, a press release, Internet presence and/or social media. Moreover, companies who are ranked in a country/geography Technology Fast 50 list may receive additional attention via local events, media outlets and promotional activities.
Where do entries originate for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA?
The list is compiled from the following three sources:
1) Technology Fast 50 winners in Europe, Middle East and Africa, which are submitted automatically for Technology Fast 500 EMEA consideration;
2) Qualified applications made directly to the Technology Fast 500 program by companies in areas without a Technology Fast 50 program;
3) Generally available information about publicly held companies across countries or geographies.
*Deloitte Global assumes that all information provided by each company is accurate, and does not independently verify such information.
How do companies qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA?
Participants can be public or private, and encompass all technology industry segments including: Biotech/Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment, Telecommunications/Networking, Computers/Peripherals, Internet, Semiconductors, Components and Electronics, Media and Entertainment, Software, and Greentech.
How does Deloitte determine the winners?
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA winners are based on three-year average percentage growth for each technology company. The 500 that meet the strict definition of "technology companies with the fastest growth over three years" make the list. Deloitte Global assumes that all information provided by each company is accurate and does not independently verify such information.
Why is individual company revenue not revealed in the list of winners?
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA ranking is based on the percentage of stated annual revenue growth. Some of the ranked companies are private organizations and do not reveal their revenue, and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program is consistent with applicable practices and laws.
When will winners be named?
Winners are announced and published first week December.
Is there a list of past Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA winners?
Yes. Lists and press releases for our winners in EMEA date back to 2001 and are available via Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA website.
Does Deloitte Global sponsor other Technology Fast 500 programs around the world?
Yes, Deloitte Global and its member firms have Fast 500 programs not only in EMEA, but also in North America (since 1995) and in Asia Pacific.
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