Published on September 13, 2016
Castor EDC is nominated as a Rising Star in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition.

Castor EDC has been nominated for the Rising Star Award 2016. The Rising Star category is part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and was specifically created for technology companies less than five years old. The nominees will gather on October 13th in Amsterdam to give elevator pitches in hopes of receiving the title of Rising Star 2016 or the Most Disruptive Innovator.

CEO Derk Arts: “We are proud that as a niche player within the medical research community, we have been nominated for such a prestigious award. This feels like appreciation for our recent rapid growth. We cannot wait to show the world what the maximum utilization of research data can mean for the future of healthcare. “

About the company

Castor Electronic Data Capture (EDC) accelerates medical research by unlocking the potential of every byte of research data. We enable researchers to capture high-quality, standardized data at the source and make it available for re-use. Castor is the most user-friendly and affordable EDC in the world and is being used by more than 4500 users across 1500 studies.

Martin Wabeke, a partner at Deloitte and program director of the Technology Fast 50: “The Rising Star participant companies show that the Netherlands is a breeding ground for technology, innovation, and potential game changers. These ten jury-nominated companies represent a wide variety of target groups, sectors and revenue models. We expect them to go up high with their pitches and hope to see them grow into future Fast 50 winners. “

About the Rising Star Award

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is an annual election of the fifty fastest growing technology companies in the Netherlands. The selection is based on the percentage revenue growth over the past four years (2012-2015). Younger companies can also participate in the Technology Fast 50 programs in the Rising Star category. They are evaluated for sales potential and scalability, rather than growth rates. The Fast 50 nominees were announced on Monday 5th of September. Participants come from both the public and private sector and hail from all technology segments.

Derk Arts pitching for Deloitte Rising Star 2016 explaining why and how Castor is going to accelerate medical research by connecting researchers worldwide and unlocking their full potential.

For more information about Castor EDC, contact Rob Konterman through or 020 3374095. For more information about the Rising Star Award, please contact Karen van Schie, Press Officer, Deloitte, 06 82019154 or