Deloitte Announces 2008 Fast 50 Winners in Prairies

by Fred Yee

I attended the recent awards reception for the 2008 Tech Company Fast 50 and Tech Green 15 in Calgary. My company, ActiveConversion, was a nominee in the Company-to-Watch category, which scored me an invite to this event, which was attended by approximately 60 people. Deloitee's Jim Barker and Keith Mclean hosted this event for us at Teatro.

I'm happy to report, that 4 companies made this list for the Fast 50 and 4 companies made the list for the Green 15 in the prairies. The Fast 50 awards are based on highest percentage revenue growth over 5 years, whereas the Green 15 'recognizes Canada's leading GreenTech companies'.

The 4 Fast 50 companies located in Alberta and Saskatchewan are (growth in brackets):

These companies represent some of the best that Canada has to offer in high growth commercialized technology. Companies such as Research in Motion (Blackberry) started on this list, along with many well known Canadian tech success stories.

A quick review of these companies indicate that they are 100% software companies, which is well above the average 53% of the Fast 50 list.

Only 2 years old, the Green 15 award was won by 4 companies from Calgary. No doubt this is infuriating to David Suzuki having Calgary garner over 25% of this awards which recognizes technology that promotes a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption. Nevertheless, the winners were:

Our limited population doesn't stop us from innovating with the best in Canada. And certainly the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well on the prairies to produce leading edge, revenue producing technology.

You can click on the above mentioned companies to find out more about them. The are all solid companies with great technology, management and people. Congratulations to all!

p.s. A special shout-out to Solium Capital from me, an early customer for ActiveConversion. We hope that 'AC' helped Solium along!

Solium Capital
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Solium Capital Inc. (“Solium”) (TSX: SUM) is the leading provider of web-based software-as-a-service for global equity administration, financial reporting and compliance. From its operation centers in the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia, Solium powers stock plan administration and equity transactions for more than 2,800 public and private companies with employee participants in 80... more

Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

IDC (Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd.) is a medical technology company and innovative driving-force in the fast-growing field of digital radiography (DR) equipment. IDC offers an extensive family of products, which can be found in many leading medical and healthcare facilities, in over 40 countries worldwide. IDC’s X-Series product line is based on patented technology using a very high-density... more

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Fred Yee

Fred Yee

Fred founded and is CEO of ActiveConversion/FoundPages, a company specializing in online marketing, marketing automation, and demand generation. We provide both services and products to deliver optimized online marketing and sales lead management. ActiveConversion was nominated by Deloitte as a 2008 Tech Company to Watch for its technology and thought leadership. In 2010, ActiveConversion... more

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