Voting opens for 50 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy 2023

March 7, 2023 |

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 2023. 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, February 27th, 2023 and Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5pm ET.

Voting Rules

Voting will be 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.

Voting period

Hot 50 voting will begin Monday, February 27th, 2023 and continue through Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5pm ET.

Announcement of Hot 50 results at ABLC 2023 in Washington, DC – March 23rd and Hot Party

Hot 50 rankings will be announced on Thursday, March 23rd in The Digest and live at the annual Hot Party at ABLC 2023 in Washington DC, on March 23rd, 2023

Write-in votes

All companies that registered for the Hot 50 Rankings 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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