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2018 Winners will be announced November 15

View the 2017 fastest-growing technology companies in North America

The Technology Fast 500 is the leading technology awards program. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—hail from cities far and wide across North America and are disrupting the technology industry. If you are looking for fast-growing technology companies releasing new, emerging technologies, you have come to the right place! Representing industries from software to biotech, Fast 500 companies play in the SaaS, cloud computing, data analytics, and mobile sectors.

Want to know who won?

The 2018 application period is now closed while we tabulate the results. We will announce the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies on November 15, 2018. Scroll down to see who made the list in 2017.

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Top five 2017 North America Fast 500 winners

Donuts Inc.

Communications/networking | Kirkland, WA


Software | New York, NY


Software | Boston, MA

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

Biotechnology/pharmaceutical | Leawood, KS

Theravance Biopharma US, Inc.

Biotechnology/pharmaceutical | South San Francisco, CA


The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world-class customer service in driving growth in a fiercely competitive environment. These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. 

Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and US technology, media, and telecommunications leader

Fast 500 Tableau dashboard: Analytics tool

Looking for trends such as which city has the most winners or maybe a listing of the top 10 companies in the software sector over the last five years? We invite you to spend some time with Fast 500 dashboard. It’s an easy way to quickly analyze, visualize, and share our rankings.

Explore the Fast 500 Tableau dashboard.

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Historical rankings

If you’re not ready for the power of Fast 500 dashboard, you can download the rankings from 2016 through 2010: 

2016 winner brochure
2015 winner brochure
2014 winner brochure
2013 winner brochure
2012 winner brochure
2011 winner brochure
2010 winner brochure

From startup to IPO and beyond

Emerging growth companies are powering innovation in the broader economy. We expect many of these companies to become dominant in their categories or to create entirely new categories. Emerging growth companies place a premium on innovation in their own businesses, and they expect the same from the companies they work with, including their auditors. Learn more about how Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company practice can help your company or contact one of our leaders below to learn more about the essential services designed to foster change and innovation with entrepreneurial environments.

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry trends 
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