The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Central Europe is a programme that recognises and profiles the fast growing technology companies in the region. The Programme, which is now in its 20th year, ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies.
The application period is now open!
Does your company have what it takes to be ranked among the fastest-growing technology companies? Applications must be completed online and are due July 31, 2019. Don’t miss out!
Recognition as a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winner provides increased, national visibility, brand recognition, and growth opportunities for your company. We understand that it takes passion, dedication, and innovation to join this elite group of the fastest-growing technology companies, and being recognized as a Technology Fast 50 winner helps propel your company even further.
Who can apply?
The Central Europe Technology Fast 50 ranks the region’s fastest-growing tech companies, based on revenue growth over a four-year period. For the 2019 ranking, revenues from 2015 to 2018 will be analysed. Companies eligible for the Programme are active in the following industry segments: Communications, Environmental Technology, Fintech, Hardware, Healthcare and Life sciences, Media and Entertainment, Software.
Fast 50 – the main category
Companies must meet a number of criteria to be considered eligible for the main CE Fast 50 ranking:
- Have base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and a current year operating revenue (2018) of at least €100,000.
- Own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology, sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues.
- Have an ownership structure that excludes majority-owned subsidiaries of strategic entities.
- Headquarters in a Central European country (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia or Slovenia).
Deloitte ranks companies that show great potential but are too new to meet the minimum of four years in operation criterion for the main Fast 50 category. Companies must have exceeded €30,000 in each of the last three years (2016 – 2018).
This ranks large companies that have achieved extraordinary growth over four years. Eligible companies must meet the same criteria as the main Fast 50 ranking, with the exception that annual revenue in the final measured year (2018) must exceed €25 million.
The Most Disruptive Innovation
The award for the Most Disruptive Innovation (MDI) was introduced by Deloitte Central Europe in 2016. It recognizes a Central European company that develops a unique and innovative product or provides services that have a revolutionary impact on the market.
The Social Impact Award
Special award for Social Impact (SI) was introduced by Deloitte Central Europe and Ashoka in 2018. It recognizes a company which successfully links great digital products/services with a positive impact on society and/or the environment. More information may be found here.