Deloitte Technology Fast 20 Program Lands in Hong Kong

Identifying the fastest growing and star technology companies in Hong Kong

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Deloitte announced its launch of the first Deloitte Technology Fast 20 Program (TF20) and Rising Star Program in Hong Kong, both of which aim to recognize fast-growing companies with viable business models and to encourage the development of the most innovative and promising industries in the region.

At the kick-off ceremony, distinguished guests from both the public and private sectors shared their insights into the development of high technology industries in Hong Kong.  

Deloitte is pleased to co-operate with Hong Kong Cyberport (Cyberport) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), which serve as strategic partners for the program.

TF20 is a sub-program under the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China Program (TF50), whose prominence has been widely recognised as the Oscar award equivalent for high technology companies.

Highlighting the essence of the program, Deloitte TF20 Hong Kong Program keader, Philip Law, said: "We are very excited to introduce this program to Hong Kong, which can serve as an objective platform for fast-growing and high technology companies to gain market visibility by sharing their success stories and showcasing their products and services. These companies can also take the opportunity to learn from each other on how to cope with the common industry challenges. More importantly, we can work together with our supporting partners and potential investors to build an ecosystem in Hong Kong."

Winners of Hong Kong TF20 will enter this year's National China TF50 Program and compete with their peers across China. Over the years, many companies of the TF50 Program have emerged to become global technology giants, with notable winners including Tencent, Baidu, and Alibaba.

Previously, there were also a lot of high potential winners under the "Rising Star" category of the program, such as Benlai.com, NextEV and Douyu.com. Since its inauguration in Silicon Valley in 1995, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program has become the global benchmark for fast-growing technology companies after being replicated in many other countries.

To be eligible for participation in the Hong Kong TF20 Program, companies must have a minimum of three years of business operation, with their headquarters based in Hong Kong. Companies need to have achieved at least HK$ 1,000,000 in operating revenue during the 2014 fiscal year.

The Program is open to hardware, software, communications, media, life sciences and clean technology companies. Companies with a shorter business history can join the Deloitte-Hong Kong Rising Star Program, which does not have specific entrance requirements. However, companies are required to provide a written description about their background, management team, core competitiveness, business models, products, technologies, industries and market recognition.



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