Deloitte is calling on Irish technology companies to enter the 2018 Technology Fast 50 Awards. The awards rank Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies and will recognise indigenous technology companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years.
Deloitte is calling on companies from across the technology spectrum – including the software, hardware, communications, media and entertainment, fintech, cyber security, environmental technology and healthcare and life sciences sectors – to apply for this year’s awards.
The awards demonstrate the contribution of the indigenous technology sector – cumulatively, the 2017 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €858 million in total annual revenues in 2016. The average revenue of companies featuring on the ranking was approximately €17 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 290%.
The Deloitte MNC Patron Awards will also be open to applicants:
· Innovative New Technology Award in association with Google
· Export Award in association with Intel
· Impact Award in association with PayPal
· Leading Female Award in association with Vodafone
· Life Science Award in association with Medtronic
· Disruptive Technology Award in association with Facebook
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking features both private and public listed technology companies that have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management practices and marketplace vision driving them to achieve the status of high-growth leaders. For details of criteria and how to enter, please visit www.fast50.ie.
The closing date for entries is 14 September and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 2 November.
Speaking this week, Partner at Deloitte and Fast 50 Programme Lead, David Shanahan said, "Through these awards, we recognise Irish technology companies that are at the cutting edge, using technology for progress, to address the challenges that we all face and create opportunities, both for themselves and for those that use their products. We’re excited to once again provide a showcase of the very best of what Ireland’s technology sector has to offer."