Applications are now open for the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. The awards are a much sought-after mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies and rank the country's 50 fastest growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over five years.
Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 companies - large, small, public and private - span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, and emerging areas, such as clean technology. The program also augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500, as winners are eligible for this prestigious ranking.
Led by entrepreneurs and visionaries, winning companies have ranged from hot emerging companies to more established world-class Canadian organizations, with a median cut-off revenue growth rate of 425% over five-years. In addition, 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM winners realized an average growth rate of 3,732%, generated $3.7 billion in combined revenues, and employed almost 15,000 people across Canada.
The Awards are broken down into four categories - the Fast 50, Companies to Watch, Leadership Awards, and the Green 15 - and are presented at regional events across Canada in September. Full award details and online entry forms are available at www.fast50.ca and the deadline for applications is in May.