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Calling all innovators, the tech-savvy and growing businesses - the time has come to join our business benchmarking index which provides companies an opportunity to be ranked and celebrated for their ingenuity and success.

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The Deloitte Central Europe Technology Fast 50 programme, which is now in its 17th year, ranks the 50 fastest-growing tech companies in the region based on revenue growth over a four-year period (2012-2015). It provides an excellent opportunity to network with other tech businesses and industry leaders and attracts public attention to your company. We hope you’ll be joining us in the fast line!

To get started, take a look at our entry guide.

Who can register?

Companies eligible for the Programme are active in the following industry sectors:

IT & Digital Solutions

  • Semiconductor & other components (processors, memory, transformers, etc.) 
  • Computers & peripherals (servers, desktops, printers, 3D printers, etc.)
  • Networking equipment (modems, switches, routers, etc.) 
  • Mobile devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables, etc.)
  • Business applications (CRM, FinTech, health care, supply chain, etc.)
  • Data & information management (analytics, business intelligence, etc.)
  • IT management
  • Security

Media & Telecommunications

  • Mobile
  • Fixed-line
  • Internet and cloud service providers
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • E-Commerce
  • Digital media (TV, video, radio, music, games, social media, mobile apps, etc.)

Biotech, Nanotech & MedTech

  • Biotech
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Clinical trials

Clean Tech & Energy

  • Renewables
  • Energy Storage
  • Machinery
  • Zero Emission Vehicles

Fast 50

The Fast 50 is the main category of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe. It recognizes and profiles the 50 fastest-growing companies in the region based on the revenue growth over four years (2012-2015).

Eligibilty criteria for Fast 50

  1. Own proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues.
  2. Devote a significant portion of revenues to research and development of technology.
  3. Operating revenues of at least €50,000 in each of the past 4 years. Exchange rates are based on annual average given by the central bank of the company’s respective national currency. 
  4. Be in business for a minimum of 4 years.
  5. Ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
  6. Be headquartered within one of the following Central European countries:
    Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia.

Big 5

The Big 5 is a special category which recognizes those technology companies which are too big to compete in growth rates with smaller companies participating in the main Fast 50 ranking but are still growing at a rapid pace for their size. 

Eligibilty criteria for Big 5

  1. Own proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues.
  2. Devote a significant portion of revenues to research and development of technology.
  3. Operating revenues of at least €50,000 in each of the past 4 years. Exchange rates are based on annual average given by the central bank of the company’s respective national currency. 
  4. Be in business for a minimum of 4 years. 
  5. 2015 revenues in excess of €25 million.
  6. Ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
  7. Be headquartered within one of the following Central European countries: 
    Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia

Rising Star

The Rising Star is a special category which recognizes high-growth companies who are too young to be listed in the Fast 50 main ranking but are already growing rapidly. 

Eligibilty criteria for Raising Star

  1. Own proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues.
  2. Devote a significant portion of revenues to research and development of technology.
  3. Operating revenues at least €30,000 in each year. Exchange rates are based on annual average given by the central bank of the company’s respective national currency. 
  4. Be in business for a minimum of 3 years. 
  5. Ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
  6. Be headquartered within one of the following Central European countries:
    Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, or Slovenia

Most Disruptive Innovation

The newest addition to the Programme is a special award for the ‘Most Disruptive Innovation’ which recognizes a company that develops a unique and innovative product or provides services that have a revolutionary impact on the market. Only one winner will be selected based on an assessment by an independent jury.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe is part of Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme which is a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa based on percentage growth in operating revenue over four years. Companies eligible for Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe automatically qualify for Technology Fast 500 EMEA.

2016 CE Fast 50 selection process

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