Voting opens for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2020

December 2, 2019 |


Out of thousands of eligible organizations, who will make the Hot 50– who will get your vote?

In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2020.

Voting Rules

Voting is open to all registered subscribers of The Digest and invited selectors.

This year, votes will be weighted as follows: 50 percent based on votes received from the invited International Selectors; 50 percent based on votes received from registered subscribers of The Digest.

Wish to join the voter roll?

You can subscribe to the Digest here.

Voting period

Hot 50 voting will begin Monday, December 2nd, 2019 and continue through Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 5pm ET.

Announcement of Hot 50 results at ABLC 2019 in Washington, DC – April 4th, 2019 and Hot Party

Hot 50 results will be announced on Monday December 30th in The Digest, and we will honor the companies, their suppliers, industrial partners, investors and team at the annual Hot Party at ABLC 2020 in Washington DC, on March 26th, 2020.

Selector balloting

Selectors will receive their official Hot 50 ballots from The Digest during the week of December 2nd and must return them via email no later than Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 5pm ET.

Subscriber balloting

For the Hot 50, subscribers will receive a link to their official ballot in each e-mail newsletter issue of The Digest published between Monday, December 2nd and Friday, December 27th, 2019. Balloting will close at 5pm ET on December 27th.

Write-in votes

All companies that registered for the Hot 50 are included in the Official Ballot, but if there is a deserving company that did not register for the Official Ballot, voters are welcome to cast a write-in vote for that company.

Voting criteria

Voters may judge for themselves what makes a company “hot”.

In our view, we believe that “hot” represents an ideal blend of visibility and credibility. Companies that are substantive but unknown may be credible, but they are not hot. Likewise, companies that are widely-known but hyped are visible, but not hot. Hot is not the same as “best” – nor is it the same as “popular” – and the Rankings are neither intended to be a popularity contest nor a quality rating system.

Prohibited voting practices

Voters may not attempt to spam the ballot box through deceptive practices, nor may competing companies organize spam balloting efforts. The Digest reserves the right to reject any ballot it deems to be the product of a spamming campaign — or to cancel all ballots from that voter, or remove a company from the competition — and such a determination will be made in the Digest’s sole discretion, and its decision is final.

Prohibited voting practices include but are not limited to: creating multiple digital accounts in order to submit multiple ballots; using faked or borrowed digital accounts to submit multiple ballots in violation of daily ballot restrictions; or encouraging potential voters to create, borrow to otherwise use multiple digital accounts in order to submit multiple ballots.

In general, any practice designed to prevent a fair ballot is prohibited, and may result in the suspension of a company from the Hot 50 or the cancellation of any and all ballots which the Digest, in its sole discretion, deems to be tainted.

Permitted voting practices

Companies or individuals may exhort colleagues, friends or the general public to vote for a deserving company – campaigning for the Hot 50 is not prohibited so long as the voting itself is fair and ethical. Voters are permitted to vote for companies they are personally, directly or indirectly, affiliated with.

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