The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is a leading technology innovation awards program in North America (United States and Canada), combining technological advancement, entrepreneurship, and resilience. Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech.

What is the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Program?

The Technology Fast 500 ranking is compiled from applications submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website and public company database research conducted by Deloitte Services LP.

Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2024 are determined based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2020 to 2023. The ranking includes both private and public companies. Companies must fall within one of the following industry categories:

  • Communications/networking
  • Digital content/media/entertainment
  • Energy and sustainability technology
  • Fintech
  • Hardware and semiconductors (including electronic devices)
  • Life sciences
  • Software and services

Why should you apply?

Being recognized as a Technology Fast 500 winner has many potential benefits, including:

  • Benchmark of success
  • Enhanced brand and customer recognition
  • Increased visibility with investors
  • Positive influence on employee recruiting, retention, and morale
  • Local, national, global, and social media exposure
  • Valued networking opportunities at Fast 500 winners’ celebration events

Who can apply?

To be eligible for recognition in the 2024 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 awards, companies must:

  • Be in business for at least four years
  • Be headquartered in North America
  • Have fiscal year 2020 operating revenues of at least US$ 50,000
  • Have fiscal year 2023 operating revenues of at least US$ 5 million
  • Have a growth rate of at least 75% (check the website for details)

Additionally, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology, which must be sold to customers in products or services that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues.

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Program Timeline

Applications are now open! The deadline to submit your application is on June 21, 2024.

On November 20th and 21st 2024, Deloitte will celebrate and announce the winners of this year’s Technology Fast 500 program.

Hear from past winners of the Fast 500 program

For 30 years, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program has recognized the fastest-growing companies across the technology, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech sectors. See what past winners have said about their experiences with this program:

From a winner in the field of digital content, media and entertainment:

“It has had a profound impact on our business. It has brought us increased visibility within the industry and amongst investors while boosting employee morale and instilling a sense of accomplishment within our team.”

From a winner in the field of security, software, and services:

“It has been a game-changer for our business. The recognition, credibility, growth opportunities, networking advantages, and team motivation have elevated us to new heights.”

From a winner in the field of health tech and life sciences:

“It boosted employee morale and pride. The recognition of our hard work and achievements motivated our team members and reinforced a sense of unity and purpose. This positive impact translated into increased productivity, creativity, and loyalty.”

Winning a place in the Fast 500 can help companies in different ways. No matter how it could add value to your business, the benefits can continue after receiving the award.

Ready to showcase your innovative technology company in the Fast 500 program and get the recognition your company deserves?

Submit your application today.



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