The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are coming up fast and today is the absolute last day to nominate your favorites in technology. Nominations close tonight at 11:59pm PT and will not be open again, so think about who you would like to nominate, and go do it!
The Crunchies Awards are going to be held on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., with our after party to follow. As with all of our after parties, there will be a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, interactive entertainment, and other fun surprises.
We have 20 categories for this year’s Crunchies. Some we’ve had before and some are brand new.
Best Technology Achievement: To recognize the most significant new technology achievement of 2012
Best Collaborative Consumption Service: To recognize the best service built on social relationships
Best E-Commerce Application: To recognize the best transaction-based application
Best Mobile Application: To recognize the best mobile application
Fastest Rising Startup: Up and to the right in 2012
Best Content Discovery Application: To recognize the best application to find entertainment, news, inspiration, etc.
Best Design: To recognize the best user interface or product design, including special consideration for cross-platform design
Best Bootstrapped Startup: To recognize a startup’s impact that has raised less than $100K from individuals, angels or others
Sexiest Enterprise Startup: To recognize the best enterprise startup making an impact in 2012
Best International Startup: To recognize startup achievement outside the United States (company must be founded, headquartered and operated primarily outside the U.S.)
Best Education Startup: To recognize the best startup focused on education technology applications in 2012
Best Hardware Startup: To recognize the best hardware startup for their achievements in 2012
Best Time Sink: To recognize a favorite application to use when you’re not working or to avoid thinking about work
Biggest Social Impact: To recognize a service aimed at improving our world (does not need to be a charity)
Angel of the Year: To recognize the most significant impact by an angel (individual) investor in 2012
VC of the Year: To recognize the most significant impact by a venture individual in 2012
Founder of the Year: To recognize an exemplary startup founder or founding team for outstanding accomplishments in 2012
CEO of the Year: To recognize an exemplary CEO for outstanding leadership in 2012
Best New Startup of 2012: To recognize the best new startup that launched to the public in 2012
Best Overall Startup of 2012: To recognize the best startup for its overall accomplishments in 2012
Nominate who you would like to win HERE. Past winners have included Pinterest as Best New Startup of 2011, Dropbox as Best Overall Startup of 2011, Jack Dorsey as Founder of the Year, Twitter for Biggest Social Impact, Evernote for Best Mobile Application, Path 2.0 for Best Design, Siri for Best Technology Achievement, and many more. You can view the entire list of last year’s nominees and winners here.
This year’s Crunchies Awards show is going to be an eventful and elegant night, filled with special guests, performances, and other surprises. Be sure to stay tuned for special announcements.
Don’t forget to nominate for your favorites, they may just win! Go nominate here now.
And as always, if you want to sponsor the Crunchies, contact our amazing sponsorship team here.