Deloitte just announced that THEOplayer is once again nominated in the Rising Star category of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 competition. Ten select Belgium tech companies, including THEOplayer, will vie for two awards in this category: Most Disruptive Innovator and Rising Star. The winners will be announced at the official Fast50 ceremony on November 16, 2016, at the Egg in Brussels.
In the Rising Star category, the key is revenue potential rather than revenue growth. All applications are made through a pitch and a well-developed business plan. A panel of independent experts from the technology sector analyses each entry and makes a selection according to scalability, experience, management team expertise and highly promising growth.
The nominees for the Rising Star award also compete for the Most Disruptive Innovator award. This award recognises companies that have developed a product service which makes very high-end technology accessible for wide application and use.
We are excited to be once again among the businesses nominated by Deloitte in the Rising Star category, said Steven Tielemans, CEO of THEOplayer.
As our young company continues to grow worldwide by leveraging a unique market advantage, our fully HTML5 video player that uses no plugins such as Flash or Silverlight, awards like Rising Star give us immense affirmation. They fuel our drive to continue disrupting the global online video industry and grow even further.
About the Rising Star Award
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition is an annual selection of the 50 fastest growing and innovative technology companies headquartered in Belgium.
Companies that have been active in the technology sector for less than five years can participate in the special Rising Star category of the competition. These companies are judged by an independent jury on their turnover potential and scalability.
Participating in the Deloitte Fast 50 competition can help companies to develop their business by increasing their visibility and giving them access to the Fast 50’s unique network of highly successful executives.
THEOplayer is the industry-leading HTML5-based video player for streaming content on the web. With THEOplayer, video publishers can use a single video player with a single streaming protocol to reach all the different popular platforms and devices. It removes the need for plug-ins such as Flash or Silverlight, or streaming video content with multiple protocols, and dramatically simplifies distributing video content online. THEOplayer is a fast-growing company, with headquarters in Leuven (Belgium) and offices in New York City and San Francisco, serving world-class video streaming solutions to companies such NBC, VRT, Telenet, Periscope of Twitter, Nasdaq, Ericsson, Cisco, France Télévisions, Telia and the UK Parliament and others.
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