Technology has become the the primary driver of change and innovation in business around the world, but nowhere is this more important than in our very own African continent.
Acknowledging this is drive of technological innovation is professional services firm Deloitte whom in partnership with SAP, Dell, Investec, Endeavor and SEDA has launched the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Africa Programme.
The primary reason this programme exists is to help promote the true technological genius that exists in Africa and the sheer determination of the SME sector who toil away on a daily basis and against the odds ensure the huge successes of their organisations.
Catherine Townshend, Managing Director of Endeavor SA has this to say of the Fast 50,
“Endeavor is proud to support and celebrate the high impact technology entrepreneurs in the Technology Fast50 programme. These entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative solutions and demonstrating that there are new and exciting ways to solve global challenges, while at the same time building and stimulating Africa’s economies and creating jobs.”
Do you Qualify?
In order to qualify companies must be African run and be able to demonstrate that African citizens hold controlling interests in their businesses. In order to make the programme as inclusive as possible qualifying criteria is based on domicile and operating revenues.
To enter, companies must have base year operating revenues of at least US $7o 000 and current year operating revenues of at least US $500 000. The companies must also be able to prove that their headquarters are based on the continent. As sustainability is vital, all entrants must have been in operation for a minimum three to five years when entering the competition.
Winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Africa are eligible for the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast500 EMEA which ranks the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
To find out more about the possibilities the Fast50 Africa Programme offers entrepreneurial IT companies and to enter – visit: http://fast50africa.com
As someone who is passionate about technological innovation as well as entrepreneurial spirit; I highly recommend entering this programme to showcase your company!