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About Rising Star

What innovative start-up has the most potential?

The Rising Star competition is part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme, celebrating future winners. It recognises and supports young companies with great growth potential that have been in business for less than four years.

The Rising Star is the award for the most promising tech start-up in the Netherlands: the start-up that the jury estimates will be able to score high points in the Technology Fast 50 ranking within a few years. In this category, tech companies are judged by a panel of independent experts on ambition, revenue potential, degree of innovation and scalability. Known as post-incubators, Rising Stars have the potential to develop into successful companies that stand out from their competitors. They are the future winners. In addition to the Rising Star award, there is the Rising Star 2023 Audience Award.

The Rising Star criteria

To enter the Rising Star competition, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • The majority of your revenue is generated with technology-based products or services
  • Your company is Dutch owned & headquartered in the Netherlands.
  • It is founded after December 31, 2018
  • A base year operating revenue of at least €50.000 in 2022 or a total amount of funding raised of at least €1.000.000 between 2019 - 2022

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Winners of the Rising Star award

The 2022 Rising Star is Seenons. The Seenons platform with accompanying app connects all parties in the waste chain. This reduces the amount of waste and we stimulate the circular economy.

The 2021 Rising Star is Silverflow, a cloud-based processing platform which provides an innovative global payment technology for all payment-service-providers.

Most Disruptive Innovators

This year's Most Disruptive Innovator award was given to Carbyon. This award is for the company that has developed the most disruptive technology. Carbyon is a start-up with the aim of converting direct air capture into an affordable and scalable technology that can be used to reverse climate change.

The 2021 Most Disruptive Innovator is The Protein Brewery. The Protein Brewery develops and produces animal-free proteins.

More former winners in the Rising Star category.

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