Leadership. Innovation. Excellence.

Qualities the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ is looking for. Our clients and other start-ups in this community have often come up in the winner’s circle for these prestigious Canadian business awards. Could your company be next?

If your company is in the hardware, software, telecommunications or another emerging technology sector and demonstrates these qualities, apply today to one of the program’s award categories at www.fast50.ca.

What’s great about being a Fast 50 winner?  Watch (see the video playlist below) as past winners share benefits they’ve gained from the program, including national media exposure and rich networking opportunities with other business leaders.

Applications for the 2011 program will be open through May 13, 2011.

Four categories, multiple opportunities

Technology Fast 50™ ranking

Recognizes the 50 fastest-growing Canadian technology companies with the highest percentage revenue growth over five years.

Technology Fast 50™ Leadership awards

These awards are presented to Technology Fast 50™ companies that dominate their sector and demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies. Winners are chosen from the pool of Technology Fast 50, Companies-to-Watch and Green 15 winners.

Companies-to-Watch awards

Honours Canadian technology companies that have been in business for less than five years and have the potential to be a future Technology Fast 50™ winner. These companies are poised for continued growth due to superior management skills and innovative technology.

Past winners include MaRS clients Polar Mobile (www.polarmobile.com) in Toronto,  Aeryon Labs (www.aeryon.com) as well as Bayalink Solutions (www.bayalink. com), both from Waterloo.

Technology Green 15™ awards

Celebrates Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that develop technology solutions and intellectual property that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth’s resources.

Past winners include MaRS client Vive Nano (www.vivenano.com) from Toronto as well as Real Tech (www.realtech.ca) from Oshawa.

Don Duval

Don Duval is the CEO of the Northern Centre of Advanced Technology, a regional innovation centre focused on working with community partners to help start and accelerate the growth of innovative companies. He is a founding MaRS Ambassador – speaking around the world on topics related to innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. See more…