Apply for Deloitte's 2018 Technology Fast 500

Deloitte has been honoring the fastest-growing technology companies for more than 20 years. We understand that it takes passion, dedication, and innovation to join this elite group. Being recognized as a Technology Fast 500 winner can give your company increased visibility, brand recognition, and growth opportunities.


The Technology Fast 500 is a leading technology awards program. It has recognized the fastest-growing public and private technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America for more than 20 years. The Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private— define the cutting edge; transform the way we do business; combine technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth; and disrupt the technology industry.

Winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth over a three-year period. The ranking is compiled from applications submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website and public company database research conducted by Deloitte LLP.


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

  • Increased visibility with investors
  • Customer recognition
  • Enhanced brand recognition
  • Positive influence on employee retention/recruiting and morale
  • Local, national, global, and social media exposure
  • Valued networking opportunities at Technology Fast 500 events

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 awards North America recognition, companies must:

  • Be in business for a minimum of four years
  • Be headquartered within North America
  • Have fiscal year 2014 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD
  • Have fiscal year 2017 operating revenues of at least $5 million USD
  • A growth rate of 75 percentage or greater (percentage revenue growth is computed as [(FY'17 rev. - FY'14 rev.) / FY'14 rev.] x 100)
  • Own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology (it must be sold to customers in products or services that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues)

Companies must also fall within one of the following industry categories:

  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical
  • Energy tech
  • Communications/networking
  • Digital content/media/entertainment
  • Electronic devices/hardware
  • Medical devices
  • Semiconductor
  • Software

Deadline to apply is June 29, 2018

Published April 17, 2018