Extended Deadline: Apply Now for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Awards

Your company could be named one of the most innovative, fastest-growing companies in North America. The Fast 500 rankings honor public and private tech companies, large and small.

Applications are open through July 7, 2023, and there's no fee to apply.

Advancements in technology, media, telecom, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech are increasingly essential to society. They help us work smarter and more efficiently, paving the way to continued economic growth. Amid the unpredictable challenges of today, these accomplishments take passion, dedication, and resilience—and that deserves to be honored.

If your company has succeeded in advancing technology to redefine what’s possible—and sustained significant growth while doing it—you’re invited to apply to the 2023 Deloitte Technology Fast 500. The awards recognize the most innovative, fastest-growing technology companies in North America. The extended deadline to apply is July 7, 2023.

A benchmark of success, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 provides an annual ranking of fast-growing public and private companies in North America.

Last year, Texas claimed 23 winners on the list. Seven were in Dallas-Fort Worth, including Brainvire Infotech, ACCELQ, Aligned, o9 Solutions, Qentelli, Appspace, and Zimperium.

A prestigious ranking

Deloitte believes that technology can be used to benefit people and make our lives better. Now in its 29th year, the awards program is one of the most prestigious rankings for tech companies, large and small.

A key differentiator of the awards is the program’s recognition of companies, not just individuals and leaders.

Dan Berner, North Texas Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

“Each year, Deloitte’s Fast 500 program celebrates trailblazing companies in North Texas that have achieved remarkable growth,” said Dan Berner, North Texas Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP. 

Those businesses are in good company: In the last decade, there have been more than 300 IPOs of Fast 500 winning companies, the firm said last year. 

“I look forward to seeing how this year’s North Texas applicants showcase their array of innovative accomplishments and continue to inspire the business community,” Berner said.

A track record of success

Being included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 can give businesses a boost in terms of visibility and credibility. Fast 500 winners themselves tout the award’s benefits, with one saying, “The Fast 500 has had an immense impact on our brand awareness. It’s helped on several fronts, including recruiting, raising capital, new customers, and enhancing employee morale.” 

Two five-time winners of Fast 500 also noted the program’s strength, adding, “Fast 500 leveled us up from a scrappy startup to an industry leader,” and another said, it “strengthened our brand and solidified our reputation as a trustworthy company that can deliver results.”

How to apply

Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business today. 

To apply for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, you’ll need to submit an application that includes information about your company’s revenue growth, innovation, and other factors by July 7, 2023.

There is no fee to apply.

About the program

Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—span a variety of industry sectors and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences, fintech, energy tech, and more.

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 2023 are determined based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2019 to 2022. The ranking includes both public and private companies.

Key dates include a winner’s celebration on November 7, 2023, and a winner’s announcement on November 8, 2023.

Awards are presented during local invitation-only winner celebration events across the country.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, companies must have been in business for at least four years and be headquartered within North America. In addition, companies must:

  • Have base-year (fiscal year 2019) operating revenues of at least $50,000 (U.S.)
  • Have current-year (fiscal year 2022) operating revenues of at least $5 million (U.S.)
  • Have a growth rate of at least 75%: Growth rate is computed as  [(FY22 revenue – FY19 revenue)/FY19 revenue] x 100
  • Own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology, which must be sold to customers in products or services that contribute to most of the company’s operating revenues

For more details, click here for more information on the Fast 500 awards, and subscribe to receive Fast 500 program updates.

Go here to get the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 information packet. You’ll find details on the application process and helpful checklists, as well as public and private application forms to review.  

©2023. This story was produced and published for Deloitte by Dallas Next Media. The story was updated on May 18, 2023, at 10:50 a.m. with updated 2023 program information.

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