TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Top Hat, provider of the leading cloud-based teaching platform for higher education, has for the third consecutive year been recognized with a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award for its effective management and market attractiveness in a high-growth, competitive market.

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program celebrates the world-class achievements of Canadian technology companies, highlighting their commitment to innovation, leadership, and rapid revenue growth over the previous four years. Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award winners are selected by a judging panel based on four key criteria: competitive advantage, growth and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance. Leadership Award winners demonstrate innovation, leadership and dominate in their sector to join the ranks of other Canadian global leaders.

Top Hat’s CEO Mike Silagadze credits their success to the shared mission to help professors and universities deliver a more effective, fun and affordable learning experience for students. Silagadze said, “The growing Toronto and Canadian market affords us access to a talent pool that continues to grow and diversify, and as such, Top Hat’s talented team of innovators, leaders, and dreamers who are reshaping the future of higher education has helped to accelerate the company’s growth and drive our global mission.”

“Technology Fast 50 Leadership Award winners showcase a level of achievement that makes industry sit up and take notice,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader for the Technology Fast 50™ program at Deloitte Canada. “Their competitive drive and vision for the future propels and strengthens Canadian innovation.”

To qualify for the Leadership Award, candidates must be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology or intellectual property.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s preeminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, 3C Innovation, BCF Business Law, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, First West Capital and OMERS Ventures. For further information, visit

About Top Hat

Top Hat’s active learning platform enables professors to engage students before, during and after class with compelling course materials, tools and assessment activities. Millions of students at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use the Top Hat teaching platform. To learn more, visit


Natalie Berkey
Communications Strategy Group