REQ Joins the DC Region's Fast 500 to Ring the Closing Bell at NASDAQ
On January 10th, Elizabeth Shea and I had the privilege of joining the region’s Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ winners at the closing bell ceremony at NASDAQ. REQ has been a proud, long-time sponsor of the Fast 500 program and each year this event gets better and better. REQ was also thrilled to have two of our clients – Fonteva and GoCanvas – make the list this year. We were equally excited to see former clients and other friends in the ecosystem charting on this high-growth ranking.
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2014 to 2017.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
If you are a tech company in the area, make sure to add the Fast 500 to your awards calendar for 2019. It’s more than an award — it’s also an incredible experience. Nominations typically open up in the June time frame.