The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards programme, now in its thirteenth year in Ireland, ranks the 50 fastest-growing technology companies. It covers both public and private companies in all areas of technology, from internet specialists to life sciences, computers to semiconductors, software to telecommunications. The programme is open to companies based in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Yes, entries can be sent in by the companies themselves or by a third party.
No, it is free to nominate yourself or another company.
We are looking for the speed of growth, so rankings are based on percentage growth in revenue over five years. We do not measure current financial performance or profitability.
It was launched in the US in 1995, and quickly expanded worldwide. The programme in Ireland began in 1999, making 2012 its thirteenth year.
Yes, if your company has been operating for a minimum of three years and less than five, you may be eligible for our Rising Star category.
In order to enter the Deloitte Fast 50 programme, companies must provide details of their company’s revenues, from and including, years 2007 to 2011, via the online nomination form which will be available on this website. Each company is also required to provide copies of their financial statements for each of the year ends 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for verification by Deloitte. The company must also submit a brief company description with their application form.
No, but private companies must provide financial information and supporting documentation such as financial statements.
We will be opening 2012 entries on June 24 2012. The closing deadline is 14 September 2012.
For further information on any aspect of the Fast 50 programme, please do not hesitate to email Patricia O'Sullivan or call her on +353 (1) 407 4817; alternatively you can email Gill Mewha or call her on +44 (0) 28 9053 1186.