Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program

Recognizing the best in Canadian entrepreneurship

Becoming part of Canada’s Technology Fast 50™

Canada’s Technology Fast 50 is about connecting today with tomorrow. It is about celebrating the companies – large and small, public and private, national and global – that are delivering technological innovations that make business and life more secure, easier, better.

Deloitte believes it is important to acknowledge industry leaders that are driving our world forward by turning great ideas into stunning realities. We are proud to unveil for 2015 a completely refreshed Technology Fast 50. The streamlined application process tracks eligibility criteria over just the last four years. And for the first time, qualified Canadian Fast 50 applicants are eligible to participate in the Global Technology Fast 100. But as always, Canada’s Technology Fast 50 is still about recognizing cutting-edge innovators that are not only improving today’s world, but shaping tomorrow’s.

Technology Fast 50, North American Technology Fast 500 and Global Technology Fast 100 eligibility requirements

Selection criteria requires qualifying applicants to be:

  • In business for at least four years (on or prior to December 31, 2010).
  • Headquartered in Canada or Canadian-controlled, with both management and research and development (R&D) teams also located in Canada.*
  • Investing a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.
  • Generating significant proportions of operating revenue via proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.
  • Able to prove minimum revenues of $50,000 in 2011 and $5,000,000 in 2014.
  • Participants in one of the following five* sub-sectors:
    • Emerging technologies (e.g. green technology, nanotechnology)
    • Hardware/semiconductor
    • Software
    • Telecommunications/wireless
    • Digital media

Companies-to-Watch eligibility requirements

Companies-to-Watch selection criteria enables less mature nominees to join the Fast 50 community by eliminating minimum revenue requirements. Qualifying applicants must be:

  • In business for less than four years.
  • Headquartered in Canada or Canadian-controlled, with both management and research and development (R&D) teams also located in Canada.
  • Investing a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.
  • Generating significant proportions of operating revenue via proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.
  • Participants in one of the following five* sub-sectors:
    • Emerging technologies (e.g. green technology, nanotechnology)
    • Hardware/semiconductor
    • Software
    • Telecommunications/wireless
    • Digital media

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