Nominations for Fierce Biotech's 2023 Fierce 15 close TODAY—last day to enter

Nominations for the Fierce 15 close today—there will not be an extension. Submit the best and brightest biotechs now

Everyone has a reason their science is fierce—and every executive has a 30-second elevator pitch to that effect.

When we honor the Fierce 15, we want to see the best and brightest in biotech. But this year, we’re asking for more. We want the companies that we celebrate to be pushing boundaries not only in the clinic, but in the C-suite and beyond. We want to know how you're fiercely redefining expectations culturally, ethically and in your pipelines.

Are you diversifying your C-suite? Building your company with equity and inclusion at its core? Prioritizing patients with no other options? Speaking up on social issues? Are you rapidly shrinking the time to the clinic so patients can have access faster? Pursuing targets that were previously thought impossible or undruggable? These are the companies we want for Fierce 15 this year.

That’s right—nominations are NOW OPEN. We’re accepting nominations across all therapeutic areas and modalities. See the class of 2022 for inspiration. 

The small print:

  • Companies must be private and thus not have gone through an IPO.
  • They must be pre-commercial, can be preclinical or clinical and can be anywhere from stealth to as high as a series E (or Z) funding round. 
  • The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, July 14.
  • Entries are not accepted via email. The only way to submit a nomination is via the below form.
  • Multiple votes or campaigns for a single company do not increase your standing. One entry is enough. We read and consider all responses carefully.
  • Winners will be contacted directly and will be announced on the Fierce Biotech site in early fall. We make a fuss about this one, so don’t worry, you’ll know if you have been picked.
  • Google Forms will send you a confirmation that your response has been recorded. 
  • These awards are for therapeutics-focused biotechnology companies only. We have a separate Fierce Medtech Fierce 15 that reads out in the spring.
  • Previous winners are not eligible, however, previous entrants are welcome.
  • We do not reveal nomination information. We may reach out if we have questions, though.
  • Submissions are welcome from anyone. VCs, executives, PR folks, employees are all welcome. We do, however, again note that one submission per company is all you need to get noticed.

Please fill in the form below or at this link and good luck. Any additional questions, send me an email.

– Annalee Armstrong, senior editor

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