Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates ambitious entrepreneurs who are building bolder futures
LOS ALTOS, Calif., May 2, 2023 – Alto Neuroscience today announced that Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young (EY) is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous world for all.
Dr. Etkin was selected by an independent panel of judges based on his demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“I am honored to be recognized as a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year alongside other prominent business leaders in the Bay Area,” said Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer of Alto Neuroscience. “Departing from my tenured position at Stanford to launch a company felt like quite a leap but has since proven to be well worth the risk. I’m incredibly proud of all we have accomplished to advance new medicines in mental health, and thankful to our dedicated team that has put in the work to make Alto’s vision a reality.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
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About Alto Neuroscience
Alto Neuroscience is pioneering precision psychiatry by developing targeted medicines to help patients get better faster. Differences in individuals’ biology impact how they respond to treatment. Alto’s Precision Psychiatry Platform™ measures brain biomarkers by analyzing EEG activity, behavioral task performance, wearable data, genetics, and other factors to match each patient with the right Alto drug. The company’s work in identifying and categorizing core domains of mental function (cognition, emotion, and sleep processes) has resulted in a multiple modality approach that supports robust drug-response predictions. Alto’s clinical-stage pipeline includes first- or best-in-class novel drug candidates in depression, PTSD, and other mental health conditions, resulting in the broadest and most-advanced precision psychiatry effort. For more information, visit https://www.altoneuroscience.com or follow us on Twitter.