Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fast and Green

Tis the season to do lists. On Monday, PROFIT Magazine released its Hot 50 list of Canada’s Emerging Growth Companies. And yesterday, Deloitte consultants unveiled its annual Fast 50 list of Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies.

I attended yesterday’s gala Fast 50 dinner in Toronto, one of four events Deloitte held across Canada to celebrate the list. Among the interesting features last night: Deloitte unveiled a new “Green 15” list of promising new environment-technology companies; federal Environment Minister John Baird (looking much less grim than we usually see him) handed out those awards; and the MC was Montreal’s Andy Nulman, co-founder of Airborne Entertainment, a two-time Fast 50 company. And a great blogger too.

Congratulations to Research in Motion, which won a special award for being the only company to make the Fast 50 all 10 years that the list has been in existence. According to Deloitte, which compiles these lists in several countries, RiM is the first company in the world to make the list 10 years in a row.

Oh, and kudos to Sandvine (No. 1), Platespin (No. 2) and all the other daring and successful tech companies that made this year’s Fast 50. You can see the whole list here.

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