Crunchies nominations end soon – get yours in now!

The 3rd annual Crunchies Awards, co-hosted with GigaOm and VentureBeat, honor the startups, products and entrepreneurs in the tech scene today.

There are 18 award categories, any any company can be nominated, but it will be of interest to European startups that they have a good chance if they nominate themselves in “Best International StartUp”. Nominations are open until midnight PST December 4, 2009 or 9am CET time. And you can nominate your own company.

Badge Nominate So please nominate your favorite companies, products and people for consideration and yes, self nominations are welcome. Grab a badge here and get your community to support you for finalist consideration.

The Crunchies Committee will choose five finalists per award category based on the submitted nominations and the company accomplishments made during 2009. Popular voting will open on Monday, December 21 and run through midnight pst, Wednesday January 6, 2010. The full rules are here.

You can vote up to once per day in each category.

The Crunchies Awards will be held live Friday January 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. We promise a memorable evening with the community to celebrate our accomplishments of 2009 and look forward to a bright 2010.


Who were some of our winners from 2008?


Facebook won the Crunchie for Best StartUp of 2008.


Friendfeed won the Crunchie for Best New StartUp of 2008.


Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone from Twitter won the Crunchie for Best Founder(s). Pictured here with award benefactor, CRV’s George Zachary.

The full list of finalists and winners from 2008 is here. 2007 is here.

Expect another great after-party to follow in City Hall’s grand Rotunda through midnight with lots more fun and games. As always, sponsors great and small make our events possible, so contact Jeanne Logozzo or Heather Harde if you want to participate in the awards ceremony or after-party festivities. If your press, please contact Daniel Brusilovsky for credentials.



Make someone’s year. Nominate a company for a Crunchie today.

Photo credits: Marc Salsberry