Kitchener-based ApplyBoard, the platform empowering students around the world to access the best education, today announced it has been recognized by Deloitte as Canada’s fastest-growing technology company within the public and private sectors. Transforming the industry through bold innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and rapid growth, ApplyBoard has been ranked No. 1 by achieving 12,525 per cent growth from 2015 to 2018.

“The ApplyBoard Team is excited to be recognized by Deloitte as part of its 2019 Technology Fast 50 program,” said Co-Founder and CEO, Martin Basiri. “We firmly believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Our company is on a mission to make education accessible to students regardless of their location. It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized for the positive impact we’re having on the lives of thousands of people around the world.”

The ApplyBoard platform makes it easier for international students to select an educational institution and program of study, submit applications to attend, and begin studying abroad. ApplyBoard has assisted more than 65,000 students since 2015 through its innovative technology and partnerships with over 1,200 primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions, as well as 3,500 global recruitment partners.

“In an era of rapid and constant change, Fast 50 companies should be incredibly proud of the impact they are making across all industries, as they foster the economic prosperity and success of our country,” said Erica Pretorius, Partner and National Leader from the Technology Fast 50 program at Deloitte Canada. “Their bold vision, unrivalled growth and true commitment to innovation allow them to not only improve today’s world, but also shape tomorrow’s, and I can’t wait to see where they take us moving forward.”

To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada, and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.

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, Enterprise Fast 15 category (recognizing fastest-growing enterprise-level technology, media, and telecommunications companies by revenue-growth percentage over their last four years of operation), and Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate). Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, CBRE, First West Capital, Miller Thomson, OMERS Ventures, 3C, and Lafond. For further information visit

About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education. Connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on its platform, ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Founded in 2015, the company has built partnerships with over 1,200 primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, and works with 3,500 recruitment partners, to drive diversity on campuses across Canada and the United States. To date, the company has assisted more than 65,000 students with their educational journey. ApplyBoard is headquartered in Kitchener, Ont., Canada, with representatives in eight countries. For more information, visit

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